What is a 10 Gigabit switch and a Gigabit switch? What is the difference between the two, and what scenarios are they used for?
Time : Aug. 04, 2022    View : 13

The development of switches has gone through 100M and 1000M. With the increase of data transmission requirements of the majority of users, there are now 10G switches. 100 Gigabit switches are gradually withdrawing from the stage, but the usage of Gigabit switches is comparable to that of 10 Gigabit switches. So, under what circumstances should we choose Gigabit switches, and under what circumstances should we choose 10 Gigabit switches? Next, Xiaobian from Hangzhou Feichang will bring you the correct distinction and choose between Gigabit switches and 10 Gigabit switches.

 

  1. What is a 10 Gigabit switch and a Gigabit switch

 

        Switch means “switch” and is a network device that facilitates the forwarding of electrical (optical) signals of optical modules. Both Gigabit switches and 10 Gigabit switches are switches named by speed. A Gigabit switch is a switch whose ports can support 1000Mbps or 10/100Mbps, and a 10 Gigabit switch is a switch whose ports can support 10G or 100G.

What is the difference between a 10 Gigabit switch and a Gigabit switch

 

         Second, the difference between 10 Gigabit switches and Gigabit switches

 

        (1) Different rates: Gigabit switches support up to 1000Mbps, and 10 Gigabit switches support up to 100G, so the transmission rate of 10 Gigabit switches is faster than that of Gigabit switches

 

        (2) Different power consumption: The power consumption of 10 Gigabit switches is larger than that of Gigabit switches, so in terms of energy saving, Gigabit switches will be better.

 

        (3) Different functions: Gigabit switches generally have two layers, and 10 Gigabit switches generally have two or three layers, so 10 Gigabit switches organically integrate the simplicity and flexibility of Layer 2 with the stability, scalability and high performance of Layer 3. stand up. The 10G switch is an upgraded version of the gigabit switch, so the function of the 10G switch is more complete than that of the gigabit switch.

 

        (4) The backplane bandwidth and packet forwarding rate are different: The backplane bandwidth and packet forwarding rate of 10G switches are higher than those of gigabit switches, so they are more suitable for large-scale networking needs. The core layer generally uses 10G switches.

 

  1. Application Scenarios of 10 Gigabit Switches and Gigabit Switches

 

  1. Application scenarios of 10G switches

 

        ① In the network of large Internet cafes or Internet cafes, 10G switches have higher data forwarding capabilities and improve the bottleneck problem of gigabit networks. For medium and large Internet cafes or popular Internet cafes, 10G switches are essential. It can avoid problems such as slow system startup and slow game startup.

 

        ②The network of the studio or office of a medium and large enterprise has more employees and more computers, and has a greater demand for network bandwidth. In addition, some enterprises have very high security requirements, and 10 Gigabit switches are more complete and powerful in terms of security performance and functions than Gigabit switches.

 

        ③ Large-scale wireless coverage, such as medium-to-large wireless monitoring and medium-to-large network monitoring, requires the use of many wireless APs or a large number of switch cascades, and switches must be used, and 10 Gigabit switches must be used at the core layer.

 

  1. Application scenarios of gigabit switches

 

       ①Campus network, computer room, small Internet cafes or Internet cafes and other local area networks, the use of gigabit switches is more cost-effective for small network layouts.

 

       ②Gigabit switches can be applied to the access layer of local area networks and networks, while 10 Gigabit switches are only partially applied to the access layer.

 

       ③ A large number of Internet access, extensive multimedia applications, and frequent transmission of large file transmissions in small enterprises require the network to have strong data processing capabilities and efficiency, and the use of gigabit switches is fully competent.