LAN Switch vs SAN Switch: What Is the Difference?

LAN, also called local area network, is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as residence, school, computer laboratory or office building. SAN, or storage area network, is a computer network which provides access to consolidated and block level data storage. There are similarities between LAN and SAN environments in that […]

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10Gb Ethernet on Copper or Optical Fiber?

The rapid growth in data center throughput has brought about the increasing usage and demand for higher-performance servers, storage and interconnects. At present, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is highly popular with modern data center. When selecting an appropriate 10 Gigabit physical media to construct 10GbE network, two broad categories of copper and optical fiber will be […]

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Stacked Switch vs Chassis Switch at the Core

The hierarchical internetworking model divides enterprise networks into three layers: core, distribution and access layer. Core layer is considered as the backbone of the network and incorporates high-end switches and high-speed cables. Network switch at the core has the advantage of backplane switching so as to pass traffic across the core without 1Gbps or even […]

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How Does a Network Switch Work

Network switch is an essential component of business network to connect Ethernet cables from a number of devices together. Apart from network switch, hub and router are all computer networking devices with varying characteristics and often interchangeably used by some technicians. So are they the same thing or do they work basically the same way? […]

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