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What Is Open Networking and How Does It Benefit Customers?

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Open networking possesses distinct interpretations in different fields. It gradually picked up steam when adopted in open network switching, attracting flocks of vendors to take a share from the giant and burgeoning market. What is open networking? This article facilitates … Continue reading

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FS.COM N5850-48S6Q VS. Cisco Nexus 3172PQ 48-Port 10Gbe Switch

What do you care most about a data center switch? The number of ports? The switch class? Or the operating system? Here is a comparison of two 48-port 10gbe switches from FS.COM and Cisco. Let’s see what the vendors value … Continue reading

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Why Cumulus Linux Is Popular Among White Box Switches?

The network switch has now grown in the same way that the server was developed in the market. Proprietary switches are now challenged by the white box switches that bring open source software. There are many network operation systems that … Continue reading

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ONIE: Why It Is Special for Bare Metal Switch?

Have you ever wondered that one day you could customize switches like the way you configure your own PC? It is actually happening. As vendors researches and develops switch structures by decoupling software from hardware, bare metal switch come into … Continue reading

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Switch Stacking Tutorial of 48-port Stackable Switch

As switch stacking, the premium feature of few network switches, evolves as a core competence of Ethernet switches in the market, vendors strives to release varies stackable switches and produce switch stacking tutorials for customers. This post will take FS … Continue reading

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Stackable Switch or Chassis Switch On the Network Edge?

Network edge infrastructures can collect, transmit and record data passing the network. The infrastructures include gateways, routers, and switches. The switches on the network edge are located at the meeting point of two networks. The edge switches are closer to end-user … Continue reading

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Fast Ethernet vs Gigabit Ethernet

Ethernet is a group of networking technologies, which is used to connect multiple systems to develop a Local Area Network (LAN). Many types of Ethernet are there for use, but Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet are two main types which are … Continue reading

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What Is Access Switch and Why Do We Need It?

The Cisco hierarchical model, also known as the hierarchical internetworking model, is a three-layer model for network design which is widely used in industry. It divides enterprise networks into three layers: core, distribution and access layer. As the lowest level … Continue reading

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RJ45 Port vs SFP Port: Differences of Connecting Switches

In computer networking, Gigabit Ethernet is an Ethernet technology broadly used in local area network (LAN) for transmitting Ethernet frames at 1Gbps. Usually, the Gigabit Ethernet supports optical fiber connections to transmit information at a relatively high speed over long distance. … Continue reading

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48 Port Switch Price Comparison

48 port switch is a popular and higher performance connectivity solution for SMBs which seek for a scalable switch network with a diverse set of characteristics. When purchasing 48 port switch, it is highly common for people to concern about … Continue reading

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