10Gbps Ethernet is no longer restricted to fiber optic media only. Recent advancements in chip design have made 10GBASE-T (10Gbps over copper) more economical and easier to deploy than ever before. Direct Attach Copper (DAC) is also a popular choice, especially for shorter distance, latency sensitive applications.
Choose the solution that's right for your networking needs.
|Media||Type||Distance||Switch Interface||Typical Latency||Typical Application|
|Copper||DAC (Twinax)||Up to 7m||SFP+||Better||Server/storage rack|
|CAT-6||~ 30m||RJ-45||Good||SMB aggregation switching|
|CAT-6a||Up to 100m|
|Fiber||MMF||Up to 400m||SFP+||Best||Campus network|