Understanding the Types of Switches in Networking Sticky post

Understanding the Types of Switches in Networking

What is a network switch? The network switch is used to connect several devices across the local area network (LAN) which sends the data packets through the internal port to the intended output ports. Network switches can operate at OSI layer 2 (data link layer) which helps to forward the data based on MAC address and layer 3 (network layer) forwards the data based on … Continue reading Understanding the Types of Switches in Networking

What Is The Difference: SFP vs SFP+ Switches Sticky post

What Is The Difference: SFP vs SFP+ Switches

Difference Between SFP and SFP+ Networking Switches are crucial for establishing a stable network connection through the devices. They are capable of handling small to large networks which connect servers, computers, printers, and other devices through the network. There are different types of network switches available that are used to connect a switch or other network device to copper or fiber cable. In this blog … Continue reading What Is The Difference: SFP vs SFP+ Switches

What is a network switch, and how does it work? Sticky post

What is a network switch, and how does it work?

What is a network switch? The network switch is an Ethernet-based LAN device that deals with reading and receiving the data packets and directs them towards LAN which helps with deciding which output ports should be used to transmit the data packets. The switches also help with centralizing the communication among the devices that are connected to one LAN. Moreover, network switches help with connecting … Continue reading What is a network switch, and how does it work?

Find the best network switch for your home or office

Find the best network switch for your home or office

What are network switches? A network switch is a computer hardware device that connects multiple devices within a network through a local area network and manages physical networks. They provide wired connections to servers, workstations, and wireless access points, and connect to the internet of things. Network Switches help with sending and receiving data through the connected devices to the ports in the form of … Continue reading Find the best network switch for your home or office

Best NAS Hard Drives: WD Red Plus vs Seagate Iron Wolf

Best NAS Hard Drives: WD Red Plus vs Seagate Iron Wolf

Network-attached storage devices (NAS) allow the users to store large amounts of data with easy access from anywhere. NAS HDDs not only help with data storage and make data transfer easy and more reliable. With its latest heat-resistant technology, NAS helps enhance the overall performance by increasing the data read-up, write-up, and processing speed. One factor that sets NAS apart from other HDDs is the … Continue reading Best NAS Hard Drives: WD Red Plus vs Seagate Iron Wolf

What is WiFi 6 and do I need it?

What is WiFi 6 and do I need it?

What does WiFi 6 mean on a router? WiFi 6 is the next generation of WI-Fi that promises drastic change compared to the previous generations. An average user may not be able to notice many differences as these upgrades are more in terms of enhanced performance. However, WiFi 6 may not change the way the users use wireless internet and routers. The new upgrade consists … Continue reading What is WiFi 6 and do I need it?

Tech Tip: Explanation of the Intel Xeon Naming Convention

Note: In April 2019, Intel revised its naming convention and rebranded its products as the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family. This article is regarding the Intel Xeon CPUs that came before the new convention. How to Read Intel Xeon Non SP Naming Convention Step 1. E Family E3 Family E3 Family Processors are Single Processing CPUs. They work in nodes that have a maximum of … Continue reading Tech Tip: Explanation of the Intel Xeon Naming Convention

Tech Tip: Explanation of the Xeon Scalable Family Series

How to Read the New Naming Convention Before the change in 2017, Intel processors had a different naming convention with their ‘E’ families (E3, E5, E7). However, now they have classified their processors by precious metals. Below is the steps you can follow to understand the new naming convention and find out the differences between them. And, below that are some specs you can find … Continue reading Tech Tip: Explanation of the Xeon Scalable Family Series

Tech Tip: What is DDR4 SDRAM Memory?

DDR4 SDRAM is short for Double Data Rate Fourth Generation Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory. It’s been dominating the memory module market ever since its release in 2014. DDR4 Physical Differences DDR4 modules have more pins than their predecessor. The previous generation, DDR3, had 240 pins while DDR4 modules have 288 pins. Since they are not backwards compatible with previous generations of memory, the notch has … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is DDR4 SDRAM Memory?

Tech Tip: Difference between HP BL, ML, and DL servers

Each type of server has its pros and cons. Each server type has their own unique niche and service different needs. When deciding on the type of server that’s right for you, one has to consider cost, space, cabling, management, maintenance. HP Proliant DL Servers HP Density Line (DL) are rack severs. They come in sizes such as the 1U rack, 2U rack, and 4U … Continue reading Tech Tip: Difference between HP BL, ML, and DL servers