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What is a top-of-rack switch?

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2009-10-06 00:08:10

A Top of the Rack or (TOR) switch is a small port count switch

that sits on the very top or near the top of a Telco rack you see

in Data Centers or Co-location facilities.

Cisco and Brocade as well as other OEM (Original Equipment

Manufacturers) describe their new FCoE (Fiber Channel over

Ethernet) switches to be "Top of the Rack" thus differentiating

them as being small low-cost low port count switches easy to deploy

and manager etc.

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