What is the difference between the data center switch and the campus switch? The massive popularity of the Internet has brought about the rapid development of information technology, and the demand for the use of data centers has also increased. Therefore, ordinary campus switches have gradually been unable to meet the needs of people to build data centers. A data center switch with higher performance was born. What is the difference between it and campus switches? The following will help you answer this question.

1. High-capacity forwarding

In order to meet the characteristics of high-density scheduling application and surge burst buffer unique to data center network traffic, achieve zero packet loss and fast and timely response under large business conditions, and accurately identify and effectively control business, data center switches are specially equipped with the characteristics of high-capacity forwarding to meet the above requirements. Taking Ruijie’s new generation data center network core switch as an example, it fully supports 100G and 400G line cards.

2. Support virtualization

High manageability and sufficient security and reliability are important indicators for data center to select network equipment, which also leads to the more important difference between data center switches and campus switches, that is, to support virtualization, that is, to turn people’s perceived physical resources into logically manageable resources. Through such virtualization operations, the cost of data center management is often only 60% of the original cost, and the utilization efficiency of IT can also be improved by about 25%.

3. FCOE technology

In addition to the differences between data center switches and campus switches mentioned above, the application of FCOE technology is also a significant difference between the two. FCOE technology is the technology that the switch forwards the data frames stored in the storage network through encapsulation in the Ethernet frame. This technology enables the integration of the storage network and data network in the data center, and this technology can only be implemented on the switch in the data center. The campus switch usually does not support this function.

The above is the difference between several data center switches and campus switches introduced in this article. To sum up, data center switches can be classified as data center switches with more efficient data transmission, higher stability and security of transmission information, more convenient data management, and lower operating costs. This also makes data center switches an important support device for the new generation of data centers and cloud service centers. Thank you for your reading, I hope this article can make you feel fruitful.