Hello EQL Family,

While 10Gb Ethernet continues to grow and many EqualLogic
environments are transitioning from 1GbE to 10GbE infrastructures,
there is a need to understand the Physical Layer (PHY) components.

It is also critical that we understand what are the physical layer options 
and which ones will meet our needs.

The question becomes:

Why do we select one type over another and what criteria
should we use when selecting the type of Physical Layer (PHY)
components that will meet or requirements?

Just posted a wiki page that outlines the Fiber Optic and Copper Options,
when implementing the Physical Layer (PHY) components.

This is part 2 in a series on 10Gb Ethernet Physical ( PHY ) standards.

In part 2 of the series we will discuss the Optical Fiber and Copper options
for 10Gb Ethernet implementations

In the article we will discuss the classes of Optical Fiber, the copper
options for 10G Ethernet, and the types of copper implementations.

We will briefly discuss the use of backplane applications, such as
blade servers, and the 802.3ap implementations that are required to
operate in environments consisting of copper printed circuit boards.

See Part 2 of the series at the link below:

PHYSICAL LAYER (PHY) STANDARDS FOR 10Gb ETHERNET – PART 2

 
As the standards continue to evolve, the price of 10GbE ports continue to
decrease, and the number of 10GbE ports continue to grow, there will be a
need to understand the underlying cabling options and how they
relate to your solution.

Start Part 2 of the series by clicking the link below:

PHYSICAL LAYER (PHY) STANDARDS FOR 10Gb ETHERNET – PART 2

Until Next Time,

Twitter:    @GuyAtDell
Email:      guy_westbrook@dell.com
Chatter:  @ EQL Tech Enablement

Guy

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