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40G QSFP+ Breakout Cables vs. QSA Module

When one end of the network is running on a 40 Gigabit platform, and the other end of the network is running at lower speeds such as 10 Gbps, migration is required. Using fan-out technology and QSA are two different … Continue reading

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Copper Cabling Choices for 10G Ethernet

Nowadays, though fiber becomes popular with the benefit of delivering the lowest latency, many IT departments still use copper cabling for switch-to-switch or switch-to-server connections in 10G Ethernet (10 GbE). Currently, there are two major copper cabling technologies applied for … Continue reading

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QSFP+ Transceiver, DAC, AOC – Which Is More Cost-Effective?

For 40GbE direct cabling between two devices using QSFP+ port, there are several options including QSFP+ transceiver option, QSFP+ DAC (Direct Attach Copper) cable, and QSFP+ AOC (Active Optical Cable). Among these options, each of them has its own merits. … Continue reading

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Comparison of 40GbE Connectivity Options

High speed and wide bandwidth demands drive data centers to consolidate into more complex systems. The speed of data center now is increasing to 40 Gbps and eventually to 100 Gbps. Thus, new optical technologies and cabling infrastructure are required. … Continue reading

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