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Easiest Connectivity Solutions for 25G and 100G. Due to the increasing number of connected devices in use and their need for fast-based data processing, data centers are under pressure of transmitting data more quickly and efficiently. In order to keep pace with the rapid bandwidth increases, the applications standards organizations have been busy updating the recommended guidelines.

Some intermediate speeds like 25 gigabit Ethernet are being developed to fit the gap between 10G, 40G, 100G and 400G. This post will discuss the benefits of 25G data rate and the connectivity solutions for 100GBASE-SR4 optical transceiver and 25GBASE-SR optical transceiver. What Are the Benefits of 25G? According to the IEEE standards, 25G Ethernet is now defined for both single-lane and four-lane versions of 25G.

The first benefit brought by 25G is that by offering the single-lane 25Gb/s variant, 25G allows for the optimization of bandwidth available from switch-fabric design. Connectivity Solutions for 100G to 25G Direct Connectivity Solution Conclusion. Implementation of 100G/120G CXP module. Data center bandwidth demands continue to grow, requiring higher capacity and throughput. The 100G/120G Ethernet is no longer new in data center optic market, but it’s still a complex act to efficiently and effectively upgrade existing 10G/40G architectures to these higher data rates, especially in a space-constrained application.

In order to explore the approaches of smooth migration to high density 100G/120G network, this post will take multimode 100G/120G CXP module as example, and illustrate some simplified scenarios when upgrading to these higher data rates. Overview on 100G/120G CXP Module High density 100G/120G CXP is very popular in the implementations up to 100Gbps for saving-space. This deployment can then leverage the 10G-per-lane channels to distribute the 10G data anywhere in the data center. 100G/120G CXP module is designed to connect with an MTP/MPO-24 connector, which can be divided to 10x10G or 12x10G transceiver pairs. Direct Connectivity for two CXPs 100G to 10G. Experience Cisco GBIC Module and SFP Module - Blog of FS.COM.

Gigabit interface converter (GBIC) and Small Form-factor Pluggables (SFP) transceivers are designed for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. They are small, modular optical interface transceivers offering a cost-effective and convenient solution for data center, campus and storage area networks. This article will give a clear introduction to these two optical modules. Understanding GBIC and SFP Module A GBIC module is a transceiver that can convert electric currents (digital highs and lows) to optical signals, and optical signals to digital electric currents. The typical GBIC module is a hot swappable input/output device that plugs into a Gigabit Ethernet port or slot and links the port with the network. While as the growing demand for high bandwidth, the SFP module is produced to suit the needs. Comparison Between GBIC and SFP Module As has mentioned above, the main difference between GBIC and SFP module is the size. Best-Selling Cisco GBIC and SFP Transceivers in FS.COM.

Dell S6100-ON Switch Compatible Modules and Cables - Blog of FS.COM. It is commonsense in telecommunications that data centers require repetitive building blocks of equipment with the advancement of Internet and increasing demand for higher data rate. For this reason, it is important for switches to have high flexibility to support different data rates and transmission medias, especially those switches for Layer 2 and Layer 3 in network migration.

Besides flexibility, as new generation networks such as virtualization and cloud computing services come forth, the trend of future data centers is toward soft-ware defined networking (SDN), where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service. This requires the switches to be on-demand provisioning. Dell S6100-ON is a switch potential with these capabilities. How S6100-ON Optimizes Data Center Network The high-performance Dell Networking S6100-ON is a compact full featured modular 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch for applications in data center and computing environments. QSFP28 Cable QSFP28 Transceiver. FS.COM SFP+ Optical Modules Solution | FS.COM. FS.COM generic hot pluggable SFP+ transceiver modules offers a wide range of options regard to speeds, protocols, reaches and supported transmission media.

Which are compatible with the major brands in the market. 10Gbit/s SFP+ module is the smallest 10G form factor designed to be used in10 Gigabit Ethernet networks. This hot-swappable input/output module supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet port or slot. FS.COM offers a full range of cost-effective copper and optical SFP+ modules in combinations of protocols 10GBASE-T, 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE--LR, 10GBASE-LRM, 10GBASE-ER, 10GBASE-ZR. The specification is shown in the following table. CWDM SFP+ optical transceiver combines CWDM technology. FS.COM CWDM SFP+ solution supports the transport of up to eight channels of 10 Gigabit Ethernet over single-mode fiber (SMF) strands, which enables enterprises and service providers to increase the bandwidth of an existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet optical infrastructure without adding new fiber strands. . FS.COM SFP Optical Modules Solution | FS.COM. . What kind of SFP transceivers are available in FS.COM? FS.COM provides a full range of SFP transceivers for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications, such as 100base SFP and 1000BASE SFP, CWDM SFP, DWDM SFP, Bidi SFP, SONET/SDH SFP and 2G/4G FC SFP for both short and long distance transmission requirements. .

What compatible brands of SFPs are available in FS.COM? FS.COM offers cost-effective generic SFPs and SFPs compatible with major brands like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Brocade, Dell, Extreme, H3C, Arista, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Netgear, Ciena, D-Link, Avago, F5 Networks, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba Networks, Allied Telesis, SMC Networks, TRENDnet. As to special requirements, custom service is the best choice. . Compatible Module's Price Is So Cheap, What About the Quality? - Blog of FS.COM. Fiber optic communication has become a major part in today’s telecommunication network.

Photoelectric conversion is a necessary part in fiber optic network. And it is fiber optic transceiver that has the function of photoelectric conversion. As a must in fiber network architectures, we cannot have a complete data transfer link without it. Though a single fiber optic transceiver may not be expensive, the total quantities of transceiver modules needed for a data center will cost a large sum of money. Fortunately, the transceiver market provides customers compatible modules at low cost from third-party manufacturers.

However, people may wonder why the compatible modules are so cheap, and may have doubts about their quality or compatibility. How Do I Know the Optical Module Have a Problem? To judge the quality and compatibility of the GBIC, SFP or SFP+ optical module we bought, we can refer to the latest SFF-8472 specification. DDMI Specified in SFF-8472 Fault location Conclusion. 40G QSFP+ Module and CFP Module Wiki - Blog of FS.COM. A transceiver module is a self-contained component that can both transmit and receive analog or digital signals. The transceiver acts to connect the electrical circuitry of the module with the optical or copper network. The optical fiber, or wire, plugs into a connector on the transceiver module. Devices such as routers or network interface cards provide one or more transceiver module slot (like GBIC, SFP, XFP) into which you can insert a transceiver module which is appropriate for that connection.

There are multiple types of transceiver module available for use with different types of wire, fiber, different wavelengths within a fiber, and for communication over different distances. The following of the post is a brief introduction to 40G QSFP+ module and CFP module. What Is QSFP+? 40G QSFP+ modules support four separate 10G channels to simultaneously operating for supplying 40 Gigabit Ethernet, or four channels combined into one single 40GbE channel.

What Is CFP? Conclusion. Six Types Of Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus Cable - QSFP+ Cables - Blog of FS.COM. QSFP+(Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus) cables, including QSFP+ copper direct attach copper cable (DAC) and QSFP+ active optical cable (AOC), are considered as the more cost-effective solutions of interconnection between 40G devices. And they offer a wide variety of high-density and low-power 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for data center, high-performance computing networks, enterprise core and distribution layers, and service provider applications. Nowadays in the market, there are mainly six types of 40G QSFP+ cables such as 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ DAC and 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ AOC. This post will give a detailed introduction to these six types of QSFP+ cables. QSFP+ copper DACs are designed for high-density interconnect applications.

These cables are suitable for in-rack connections between servers and Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches. The 40G QSFP+ to QSFP+ DAC has two high-density QSFP+ connectors. 40G QSFP+ to 4xSFP+ DAC This QSFP+ DAC is a little different from the former one. Why CPAK Transceiver is Different in 100G Solutions? - Blog of FS.COM. Nowadays, as the bandwidth, transmission speed and network traffic volumes continue to escalate, 100G transceiver market is booming and will be more popular in the future. At present, there are several types of 100G optical transceivers on the market: CFP, CFP2, CFP4, QSFP28 and 100G CPAK. All of them are playing a critical role in 100G networks.

This post will give a detailed introduction of 100G CPAK module. Overview of 100G CPAK Transceiver CPAK transceiver is a hot-swappable I/O device that plugs into the 1-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet EPA (EPA-1X100GE). It was launched by Cisco in 2013. The modules have a total of 82 pins (40 pins on the top row and 42 on the bottom row) on the electrical interface and either a duplex SC or 24-fibers MPO connector on the optical interface. CPAK modules combine the greatest density and bandwidth with the lowest power consumption available in the market.

What Makes CPAK Transceiver Different in 100G Networks? COMS Based Technology Summary. Get Further Understanding of 10GBASE-T SFP+ Copper Transceiver - Blog of FS.COM. 10GBASE-T is a standard technology that enables 10 Gigabit Ethernet operations over balanced twisted-pair copper cable, including Category 6a unshielded and shielded cabling. Compare with 10G optical transmission, 10GBASE-T uses copper cables, which offers great savings and flexibility during network deployment. And 10GBASE-T SFP+ copper RJ-45 transceiver, which is known for its reliability and good performance, provides data center managers a new option for their 10G networks. This article intends to give a detailed description about 10GBASE-T SFP+ copper modules. 10GBASE-T SFP+ Copper Transceiver Overview The 10GBASE-T SFP+ copper transceiver is a high performance integrated duplex data link for bi-directional communication over copper cable.

SFP+ DAC Vs. 10GBASE-T SFP+ Copper Module Vs. As has mentioned above, SFP+ DAC, SFP+ optical transceiver and 10GBASE-T SFP+ copper transceiver are three components used in 10G connections. Notes: the price of the three products comes from FS.COM. Dell S6100-ON Switch Compatible Modules and Cables - Blog of FS.COM. Which One to Select, GLC-LH-SM Vs GLC-LH-SMD? Among so many different Cisco SFP modules, sometimes you may feel confused.

Because the differences of some SFP modules are tiny, for instance, Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SM and Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SMD. If you can’t understand the the difference between these two Cisco SFP modules, you don’t know which one to select for your Cisco switch. This article is gonna explain GLC-LH-SM vs GLC-LH-SMD. Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SM Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SM is a hot swappable transceiver module that transfers the data rate of 1 Gbps. It’s compliant with IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-LX/LH standard. Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SMD Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SMD is a hot pluggable transceiver module running the data rate at 1 Gbps. GLC-LH-SM vs. Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SM and Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SMD are both used for 1Gbps Ethernet network. GLC-LH-SM vs. The difference between Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SM and Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SMD is that Cisco SFP GLC-LH-SMD has additional letter “D”.

There are two kinds of misunderstanding about “D”. Which to Select, GLC-LH-SM vs. Differences Between QSFP-40G-SR4 and QSFP-40G-UNIV. Due to the ever-increasing requirement for higher speed transmission, 40G Ethernet is introduced to networking world, and it will gradually dominates the market. Many vendors have released different kinds of devices to support 40GbE, among which 40G QSFP+ module is the most popular and available for short distance or long distance data transmission.

There are two variants short distance QSFP+ modules: QSFP-40G-SR4, and QSFP-40G-UNIV, what are the differences among these two types? This passage will tell you and give more information. Differences in Interfaces and Transmission Media Commonly, for QSFP+ modules, there are mainly two connector interfaces: MPO/MTP and duplex LC(Note: LC interfaced QSFP+ uses serial transmission, while MPO/MTP interfaced QSFP+ uses parallel transmission.

In serial transmission, bits are sent simultaneously on different channels within the same cable, and in parallel transmission, bits are sent sequentially on the same channel). Differences in Cost Consumption. Interconnection Solutions for Cisco Nexus 3500 Series Switches - Blog of FS.COM. Cisco Nexus 3000 series switch has been introduced in April 2011 to provide line-rate layer 2 and layer 3 performance. This series is designed to be low-latency, flexible, high-density and power-efficient to meet current needs in data centers. It also includes various models as Cisco Nexus 3048 switch, Cisco Nexus 3100 platform switches, Cisco Nexus 3100-V platform switches, Cisco Nexus 3200 platform switches and Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches.

This post will mainly introduce the Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches and their applicable interconnection solutions. Description of Cisco Nexus 3500 Platform Cisco Nexus 3500 platform uses the Cisco Algo Boost technology to achieve excellent Layer 2 and 3 switching latencies of less than 200 nanoseconds. Model Configurations There are two kinds of configurations for Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches.

Cisco Nexus 3548x and 3524x are the next generation switches. Three Configurable Modes of Cisco Nexus 3500 Interconnection Solutions SFP Transceivers. Decoding 100G QSFP28 Fiber Optic Transceiver - Blog of FS.COM. For most data centers and network service providers, if they want to remain competitive, they must upgrade their network to higher speed to deliver operational services. In the past years, we talked more about 10G and 40G. Now, the time of 100G is coming according to the latest researches from HIS.

It predicts that the service providers expect their 100G ports to be 38% in 2018. There are many ways to transfer the network to 100G with various switches and standards being published, among which 100G QSFP28 modules are considered to be the preferred choice. This post will offer a specific introduction for 100G QSFP28 fiber optic transceivers. Basic of 100G QSFP28 We know that 40G QSFP+ module uses four 10G lanes for 40G dual way transmission. 100Gbase QSFP28 module has the same package form factor and transmission lane number as QSFP+. Choices for 100G QSFP28 Modules The QSFP28 module was first invented in 2013. 100Gbase-SR4 QSFP28 100Gbase-LR4 QSFP28 100Gbase-PSM4 QSFP28 100Gbase-CWDM4 QSFP28.

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