Category Archives: Enterprise Network

Cat6 Patch Panel: Shielded vs Unshielded

Patch panel is a commonly used mounted hardware assembly that contains ports for connecting and managing incoming and outgoing fiber/copper cables. It is usually attached to network racks, either above or below network switches. According to the cable type, it … Continue reading

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AC Switch vs DC Switch: What’s the Difference?

The first step on integrating a switch into the network is to get it powered up. And as to power supply, there are AC and DC power for network switch, both of which are used for increasing network uptime. Then … Continue reading

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Stack Switch: What’s It and How to Stack Switch Together?

Switch Stack is a common technology used in network design, especially when large numbers of ports are required in data centers or large sized networks. Stack switch not only provides high performance, but also maximizes network scalability and simplify network … Continue reading

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10Gbase T Switch: Stackable or Standalone, Which One Is Better?

Referring to 10Gbase T switch, we usually think of standalone switch. However, you may also find some network switches are labeled as stackable in the market. Then What does 10Gbase T stackable switch mean? And what’s the differences between standalone and stackable … Continue reading

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VXLAN vs VLAN: Which Is the Best Fit for Cloud Data Center?

Traditional VLAN links have been proven insufficient to cope with rigid requirements of cloud providers – as they are reaping significant benefits by stretching Layer 2 over Layer 3 network to build large multitenant data centers. VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Local … Continue reading

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