In the realm of networking and data communication, the Cisco DS-SFP-FC8G-SW 8 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Short Wave Fibre Channel Multi-mode Fiber 150m 1310nm Duplex LC Connector Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Transceiver Module stands as a pivotal component. This article delves into the intricacies of this technology, breaking down its key features and shedding light on its role in modern networking setups.Understanding Cisco DS-SFP-FC8G-SW1
The Cisco DS-SFP-FC8G-SW is a transceiver module designed for high-speed data communication. Its primary function is to transmit and receive data at a rate of 8 Gigabytes per second (GBPS). This makes it a valuable tool in scenarios where rapid and reliable data transfer is essential.Fibre Channel TechnologyIntroduction to Fibre Channel
- Fibre Channel is a high-speed network technology commonly used in storage area networks (SANs) and data centers. It provides a reliable and scalable means of transmitting data between servers and storage devices. The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW specifically operates within the Fibre Channel environment.
- The 8 GBPS speed of the DS-SFP-FC8G-SW is a significant feature. This speed is crucial in scenarios where large volumes of data need to be quickly and efficiently transmitted. Applications such as data backups, server clustering, and storage area networks benefit greatly from this level of performance.
- The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW utilizes short wave multi-mode fiber technology. Multi-mode fiber is known for its ability to transmit multiple signals simultaneously, making it suitable for high-capacity data transmission. Short wave technology specifically refers to the wavelength of the light used for transmission, and in this case, it allows for effective data transfer over short distances.
- The transceiver module supports a transmission distance of up to 150 meters. This makes it suitable for setups where the communicating devices are in close proximity, such as within the confines of a data center.
- Wavelength plays a crucial role in optical communication. The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW operates at a wavelength of 1310nm. This specific wavelength ensures optimal signal transmission within the multi-mode fiber, contributing to the overall reliability of the communication.
- The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW is equipped with a Duplex LC Connector. The duplex nature of the connector means it can transmit and receive data simultaneously, enhancing the efficiency of data transfer. LC connectors are known for their compact size, making them ideal for high-density installations commonly found in data centers.
- The Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) form factor is a standard for transceiver modules. The 'small form-factor' aspect ensures that the module is compact and can be easily inserted and removed from compatible ports. This form factor is widely adopted in networking equipment, providing a level of interoperability and ease of use.
- One of the key considerations in networking technology is compatibility. The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW is designed to be compatible with a range of Cisco networking equipment. This ensures a seamless integration into existing Cisco-based networks, allowing for flexibility in design and implementation.
- Given its high-speed capabilities and compatibility with multi-mode fiber, the DS-SFP-FC8G-SW finds a natural home in data centers. It supports the rapid exchange of data between servers, storage devices, and other network components, contributing to the overall efficiency of data center operations.
- In Storage Area Networks, where the reliable and high-speed transfer of data between servers and storage arrays is paramount, the DS-SFP-FC8G-SW plays a crucial role. Its compatibility with Fibre Channel technology makes it a preferred choice in SAN environments.
- Server clustering, a technique used to enhance the availability and performance of servers, relies on swift and dependable communication between clustered servers. The 8 GBPS speed of the DS-SFP-FC8G-SW contributes to the success of server clustering setups.
- Data backup and recovery systems require fast and reliable data transfer. The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW's 8 GBPS speed ensures that backup processes are completed swiftly, reducing the time needed for critical backup operations.
The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW is a Cisco 8GB Fibre Channel short wave SFP+ transceiver. It provides a number of benefits and features, including:High data transfer rates
- The transceiver supports data transfer rates of up to 8 Gbps, making it ideal for use in high-speed storage and data center environments.
- This transceiver uses a short wave wavelength of 850 nm, which allows for longer distance transmission over multimode fiber optic cable.
- The transceiver is designed to fit into SFP+ ports, making it compatible with a wide range of Cisco devices and equipment.
- The transceiver is hot-swappable, meaning it can be replaced without disrupting the operation of the system in which it is installed.
- The transceiver supports Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure that critical data is given priority over non-critical data.
This part is specifically for Fibre Channel, which is a computer networking technology primarily used to transport data between servers and storage systems.It provides a high-speed, low-latency connection that enables the rapid transfer of large amounts of data.High-Reliability
The DS-SFP-FC8G-SW Cisco 8GB Fibre Short Wave SFP+ Transceiver is designed with high reliability in mind. Some of the features that contribute to its high reliability include:Quality of Service (QoS) support
- The transceiver supports Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure that critical data is given priority over non-critical data, which helps to minimize the risk of data loss or corruption.
- The transceiver includes built-in diagnostic monitoring, which allows for real-time monitoring of key parameters, such as temperature, voltage, and laser bias current. This helps to detect and diagnose potential problems before they can cause disruptions to service.
- The transceiver is hot-swappable, meaning it can be replaced without disrupting the operation of the system in which it is installed. This helps to minimize downtime and ensure continuity of service in the event of a failure.
- The transceiver supports data transfer rates of up to 8 Gbps which allows for faster data transfer and improves the overall performance of storage and data center.
- This transceiver uses a short wave wavelength of 850 nm, which allows for longer distance transmission over multimode fiber optic cable which is less prone to attenuation and distortion.
- The transceiver is compliant with industry standards such as FC-PI-4 and RoHS. This ensures that it is compatible with a wide range of devices and equipment and that it meets certain environmental and safety requirements.
- The transceiver is manufactured by Cisco, a well-known and reputable company with a history of producing high-quality and reliable networking equipment.
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# DS-SFP-FC8G-SW
- Type: Networking
- Product Type: Switching Module
- Application/Usage: Switching Network
- Interfaces/Ports: 1 x Fiber Channel
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x LC Fiber Channel
- Connectivity Media: Fiber Channel
- Data Transfer Rate: 8 Gbps
Outline, the Cisco DS-SFP-FC8G-SW stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing reliable and high-performance networking solutions. With its 8Gbps data transfer rate, short-wave fiber technology, and compatibility with various networking equipment, it proves to be a valuable component in building efficient and robust networks. As technology continues to advance, Cisco's dedication to innovation ensures that the DS-SFP-FC8G-SW remains a relevant and dependable choice for network professionals worldwide.
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