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Using Cumulus Linux VRR to Ensure Reliable Network

With the rapid development of the Internet, increasingly high requirements are imposed on the reliability of networks. It’s vital for users to focus on keeping the accessibility to external networks when the network fails. There’re many measures that IT staff can do to reach the uptime goals, such as using physical redundancy solution, providing battery backups in case of an outage. They can also configure logical redundancy by Cumulus Linux VRR or standard VRRP to ensure the reliability of the ...
Posted on February 27, 2019 By FS.COM
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Case Study: How to Build a Scalable 10G Network for SMB?

Most small to medium enterprises are facing the problem of the frequently changing company infrastructure deployment and network environment. Therefore, the ability to flexibly deploy a cost-effective and scalable network in a short time paves the way for the SMB’s success. The following post mainly focuses on how to deploy an economical and extensive 10G SMB network with FS S-series switches, which maybe help you get some clues of enterprise network building. Case Study of Enterprise Network...
Posted on February 26, 2019 By FS.COM
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5G Deployment Ushers In New Opportunities for 25G Optics Market

In the year of 2018, 5G network has become the most eye-catching focus beyond controversy. Meanwhile, global carriers have been already testing 5G technologies on their networks. As of November 2018, 182 operators worldwide have conducted 5G trial operation and investment in 78 countries. The 5G commercial services are expected to roll out globally in 2019. With the evolution of 5G technology, higher baud-rate optical transceivers rise tremendously in popularity based on higher density cell site...
Posted on February 22, 2019 By FS.COM
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Ring Protection Protocol: ERPS vs. EAPS

Used for ring topology, the ring protection protocol adopts the pervasion mechanism to transmit the change of network topology, which is critical to reduce interference between nodes and extend lifetime of the network. Ethernet ring protection switching (ERPS) and Ethernet automatic protection switching (EAPS) are two types of ring protection protocol. Here makes a detailed illustration of ERPS vs. EAPS. What Is ERPS and How Does It Work? ERPS (Ethernet ring protection switching), is a proto...
Posted on February 18, 2019 By FS.COM
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NCLU Smooths Networking Transition to Cumulus Linux

The communication industry is embracing Linux-based switch hardware and software to build affordable, agile and high-capacity networks. However, to maximize operational efficiency, IT engineers need not only advanced network functions, but also more concise command line interfaces and configuration approaches - because even the command lines of various Linux-based switches are similar, not all the engineers are necessary with a Linux background. To simplify network configuration and make Cumulu...
Posted on February 16, 2019 By FS.COM
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Does an Open Switch With Cumulus Linux Equal a Proprietary Switch?

As you may know that open network is a hot topic these days. It is enabled by several parts such as open source software, open compute hardware, etc. Under this trend, another related topic, open switch, has caught much attention as well. Then, what is open switch? How does it differ from the traditional proprietary switch? In this post, we will focus on the comparison on a proprietary switch (Cisco, Juniper and HPE switches, etc.) and an open switch preloaded with the open source software Cumul...
Posted on February 16, 2019 By FS.COM
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100G Switch: Bare Metal One or Preloaded Cumulus Linux or ICOS?

100G switches, sounds futuristic? Not really, 100G is here and being deployed. Actually, since 2015, companies like Google, Microsoft or Amazon have started their migration toward 100G. And many of their 100G deployments adopted 100G open source switches for web-scale or hyper-converged data center architectures. However, there are many choices on the market, such as the brite box switch that preloaded with open source software like Cumulus Linux or ICOS and etc, and the bare metal switch withou...
Posted on February 8, 2019 By FS.COM
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Is Open Switch Ready for Enterprise Network?

In the networking realm, the term open switch gets thrown around often. Based on a complete separation of switch hardware and software, open networking switch is gaining more traction in the data center hardware world. This is by building a scalable, programmable and agile network with simplified operation and management. It is reshaping the landscape of networking while being a disruptive rival to those established, proprietary switch vendors. So what is special about an open switch? Is it the ...
Posted on January 30, 2019 By FS.COM
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FS N-Series Switches with Cumulus Linux: What Function Do You Expect?

Today’s world is all about open, and the trend has spread to varied fields. The network is no exception. Till now, we have had the open source software, open source hardware, open source switch, and open source operating system. In response to the expansion of open source network, FS released N-series bare metal switches which leave room for customers to configure their desirable network switches. FS has added the Cumulus Linux to the switches.Overview of FS N-series Switches with Cumulus LinuxF...
Posted on December 23, 2018 By FS.COM