Category Archives: Enterprise Network

How to Troubleshoot Patch Panel Connections?

In the structured cabling system, patch panel serves as an important tool for good cable management, which can help to avoid fiber optic losses and troubleshoot the connection. However, each of the links is a potential point of failure. In … Continue reading

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Utilizing Base-8 Structured Cabling for 40G-10G & 100G-25G Connectivity

Although data center is migrating from 10G/25G to 40G/100G and beyond, it is often necessary to connect 40G/100G equipment with existing 10G/25G equipment. Base-8 cabling system is the most commonly used for 40G to 10G and 100G to 25G short … Continue reading

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Stack Switch: Optimize Your Network Performance to the Maximum

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

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

When searching for a 10Gbase-T switch, you may find some switches are labeled as stackable managed switch. What does stackable switch mean? What’s the difference between standalone 10Gbase-T switch and stackable 10Gbase-T switch? What kind of Ethernet switch should choose? … 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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