What is a fiber Optical Switch?
Because Fiber Optical Switch is a new type of device, and it is too different from the Ethernet switches we usually see and use (mainly reflected in the support of the protocol), many readers, even already use SAN storage networks Of enterprise users are ignorant of SAN switches. Here UnitekFiber briefly introduce what is Fiber Optical Switch.
With the continuous increase of enterprise network data and frequent network applications, many enterprises have begun to realize the need to build their own storage system networks to meet the increasing data storage performance requirements. At present, the most popular data storage network is the SAN (Storage Area Network, storage area network), which is to treat the entire storage as a separate network and connect to the corporate LAN where the server is located.
A fiber Optical switch is a high-speed network transmission relay device. It uses fiber optic cables as a transmission medium compared to ordinary switches. The advantages of optical fiber transmission are fast speed and strong anti-interference ability.The optical fiber Ethernet switch is a high-performance managed Layer 2 optical fiber Ethernet access switch. Users can choose all-optical port configuration or hybrid optical port configuration. The access to the fiber medium can be single-mode fiber or multi-mode fiber. The switch can support both remote network management and local management to monitor the working status of the port and set the switch.
The optical fiber port is particularly suitable for situations where the access distance of information points exceeds the access distance of Category 5 copper cable, the need for anti-electromagnetic interference, and the need for communication confidentiality. The applicable fields include: residential FTTH broadband access networks; enterprise high-speed fiber-optic local area networks; highly reliable industrial distributed control systems (DCS); fiber-optic digital video surveillance networks; hospital high-speed fiber-optic local area networks and campus networks.
The Characteristics of Fiber optical Switch
Fiber Optical Switch is characterized by the use of a higher transmission rate of Fibre Channel to connect to the server network, or the internal components of the SAN network. In this way, the entire storage network has a very wide bandwidth, which guarantees high-performance data storage. In this kind of SAN storage network, what plays a key role is the fiber switch (FC Switch, also known as Fibre Channel switch and SAN switch) that we often hear.
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