What Technology Should be Valued at the Next Generation Data Center Network

With the continual?expansion of business data center, the most several difficult problems for them are mainly about divided network environments, simple says, separate data network, separate storage network, separate calculation?network, protocols and there are different disadvantages of standards. Different networks need different cards, space, power and cooling infrastructures for their business. Interspersed interlaced network cabling may make many administrators feel dizzy. Aimed at different network environments, the company needs a professional technical team to support, manage, maintenance, these problems all block the forward developments of data center, let alone meet the future of cloud computing.?The figure shows?modern data center.

Modern data center

You may ask, what qualities we are taken for the next generation data center networks? Now we can see the characteristics, such as simplicity, virtualization features, can accommodate the expansion of the size of the data center, support higher bandwidth, low latency, non-blocking and so on. But as for these features, mainstream network equipment vendors aimed the advantages of their products and solutions to this goal, so if there is an architecture able to support these features do? The answer is yes, unified architecture (Unified Fabric), regardless of Cisco UCS. Brocade VCS, juniper3-2-1 plan, H3C’s unified fabric, also exist Unified Fabric. This page we just say two points.

The key technology under Unified Architecture (Unified Fabric)

Gigabit Ethernet

With the reduction of gigabyte networks at the server connections, Gigabit Ethernet share is rising, which maily due to the growth in the enterprise data center network traffic.In fact, with the 40G / 100G standard developments, it is sure that Gigabit Ethernet replacing the gigabyte networks, the birth of the Gigabit sfp+ transceiver?standard which has low power, sfp+ direct attach cable?can be achieved in the case of low-cost Gigabit Ethernet. And just mainstream might not be enough, the following what I will be introduced to toward greater success.

FCoE protocol (Fiber Channel over Ethernet)

FCoE is one of the most shining technology data center network currently, any vendors have to talk about the technology of the developments of their products. FCoE refers to the Fiber Channel over Ethernet, it can insert fiber channel information into the Ethernet packet, so that the Fiber Channel storage devices -SAN server requests and data can be transmitted over an Ethernet connection, without the need for a dedicated Fiber Channel fabric . Its main benefits: First, make storage traffic and network traffic share the same Ethernet cable and a fusion of the card, simplifying management and reducing energy consumption. Second, provide the same performance with optics. The third is the ability to integrate effectively existing SAN.

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Cisco Compatible DAC Cable For 10Gigabit Ethernet

FS.COM, the professional interconnect manufacturer formally announced the expansion of its high-speed 10-Gigabit products which have established a reputation for premium quality, proven performance and competitive prices. Cisco compatible DAC cables for 10-Gigabit Ethernet provided by Fiberstore can save your money. This article is going to introduction Fiberstore DAC cable to you.

Overview of DAC Cable

10G SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC), twinax cable with SFP+ connector, is designed to work with equipment with 10G SFP+ interface, and the pirce is low. For example: Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU1M compatible SFP to SFP copper direct attach cable only needs US$ 18.00, which is introduced in FS.COM Interconnect Compatible Solutions. This cable offers the same function with Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU1M and it is fully compatible with Cisco devices. It provides a low cost, low power and low latency interconnect solution for 10-Gigabit Ethernet. In addition, it is direct attached compliant and fully compatible with the SFP+ MSA specifications. For more information about compatibility, please refer to All About Compatibility: Third-Party vs. Brand Optics.

Different Types of DAC Cable

FS.COM offers Cisco compatible DAC cables for 10-Gigabit Ethernet:

SFP+ Twinax Copper Cables

SFP+ DAC Cable

Figure 1. 10G SFP+ Twinax Copper Cable.

SFP+ copper twinax direct attach cables are suitable for very short distances data transmission applications, and they offer a cost-effective way to connect within racks and across adjacent racks. The passive twinax cables are available in lengths of 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 and 5 meters, and active twinax cables are available in lengths of 7 and 10 meters. The following table shows the detailed information about Cisco sfp+ twinax copper cables.

10g sfp to sfp DAC cable

SFP+ Active Optical Cables

10G SFP+ Active Optical Cable

Figure 2. 10G SFP+ Active Optical Cable.

SFP+ active optical cables (AOC) are direct attach fiber assemblies with SFP+ connectors. They are commonly used for short distances data transmission applications, and they provide a cost-effective solution for connections within racks and across adjacent racks. You can get detailed information about SFP+ active optical cables offered by FS.COM in the table below.

10g sfp to sfp aoc cable


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