How Stacking Multiple Network Switches helps to build a more resilient LAN

There are number of ways to connect the various network switches in a LAN. Stacking a group of network switches to form a single stack unit that can be managed with an individual IP address for all the switches in the stack group would not only make managing a lot of switches easier, it would also introduce switch level and link level redundancy to your LAN. In this article, we analyze the salient points about stacking multiple switches together and how various vendors have implemented it, in order to get a better idea about stacking multiple network switches and its advantages.

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Need, Standards, Salient points and Challenges for 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) adpotion

Gigabit connections, which were earlier used for interconnecting network switches (hence forming the backbone connectivity) have become common to connect the desktop. Is 10 GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) then taking over any time soon both for interconnectig switches as well as directly connecting the servers? We would explore on whether there is a need for 10 GE ports, 10 GE interconnections, standards and types of pluggable optics for 10 GE as well as salient points along with the limitations of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet, in this article.

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