Ensuring MSA Compliance When Buying Optical Transceivers
MSA stands for multi-service agreement. This is a sort of handshake deal made between the manufacturers of transceivers with different system vendors, to make sure that their products are compliant with the various system vendors. This means, if Cisco and HP – two rival companies – were in agreement with the MSA, the switches made by Cisco would work with the transceivers made by HP and vice versa. The transceivers made by both companies would be interchangeable with one easily capable of replacing the other.
The Importance of MSA
The importance of MSA cannot be emphasised enough. If you are someone who is completely new to networking, or even if you are very experienced in the industry, you should know about MSA. The point behind MSA is not to limit your choices to only established brands when it comes to fiber optic modules.
There is no reason to choose a branded transceiver from Cisco for operating on the Cisco network when you can instead purchase a compatible transceiver made by a third-party manufacturer that costs much less while providing you with a same data transfer rate.
1000 GIG make the best SFP and SFP+ transceivers in the industry, which are compatible with networking products of all major brands such as Cisco, Juniper, HP, etc., but which are available at a fraction of the cost.
The Fine Print
Most MSAs are dependent on a few details for making products suitable for various systems. The transceivers made by third-party manufacturers should have the same mechanical layout, dimensions, connectors and placing techniques as those made by brand name companies such as Cisco or HP.
It is important that you should not alter the code yourself, as that could affect the functionality of the transceiver.
1000 GIG Optical Transceivers for Datacom and Telecom Applications
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