Category Archives: Fiber Optic Transceivers

Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM Transceiver/DAC Cable Solution

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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RJ45 vs SFP Port: Which Should I Use to Connect Two Switches?

When switches have both SFP port and RJ45 Ethernet port for 1000Mbps connections, it is always the case for us to decide whether to use SFP fiber optic module or RJ45 Ethernet cable solution. So RJ45 vs SFP, which shall … Continue reading

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Cat6a or SFP+ DAC, Which is better Used as 10G Stack Cable?

We have got benefits from the 10G stack switches for the past decades, and 10G SFP+ direct attach cable (DAC) used for stack cable makes the 10G stacking low-cost. But when 10GBASE-T becomes a new port choice on 10G switches, stacking … Continue reading

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10G SFP+ Copper Transceiver Solution

It’s said that switch manufacturers are entering into the new fiber transceiver era. Only SFP+ or SFP cages are implemented for future flexibility. And copper ports were only implemented for management purpose so far. However, we cannot deny the fact … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into the Business of White Box Switches

White boxes are not something new to us. Since they promise a high level of freedom for networking at a low cost, they have been gaining more and more popularity among customers in recent years. As a piece of hardware, … Continue reading

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