Category Archives: Enterprise Network

Besides the Chip, What Else Composes an Ethernet Switch?

“The chip is the heart of a switch.” This is already known to us. But a chip cannot work alone to allow the operation of a switch. Other familiar parts include the noisy fans that often reminds us the switches … Continue reading

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How to Understand Link Budget and Link Loss in Fiber Optic Network?

If you’re a network engineer once involved in a cable plant installation project, you must have heard the term Link Budget. People in this area know how important it is to a fiber optic network cabling. During the design stage … Continue reading

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Compatible Transceivers and Cabling Solution for Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM Switch

The business models today have become increasingly digital, which requires an increasingly faster and reliable network. There has never been so much traffic and applications running on the networks and it keeps growing, bringing much pressure to enterprises’ networks. Although 40G … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know About InfiniBand

In today’s high speed information era, more and more people are expecting much for high bandwidth and low latency of Internet, which are the two most common parameters used to compare link performance. To cater to most people’s requirements, InfiniBand … Continue reading

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Why Leaf-Spine Architecture and How to Design It?

With the demand for higher bandwidth, faster speeds and optimal applications, equipment architecture trends have changed from traditional 3-tier architecture model to leaf-spine architecture in existing data centers. 3-tier architecture vs. leaf-spine architecture: which is better? What should be considered … Continue reading

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