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Cisco Compatible Transceiver

By tanulife ·
This topic is about CISCO, HP Compatible SFP Transceiver Module. I have always wondered whether compatible products are good enough and if they are as good as original manufacturer products.

In past, I have tried using compatible ink cartridges and to be fair I never had any troubles. And if they were not good then I could afford to bin them because it didn’t matter much.

In this discussion, I am trying to cover a category of products which are one of the core components in networking world a lot more serious than an Ink cartridge. These products are known as Transceivers.

Transceiver Modules support Ethernet, Sonet/SDH and Fibre Channel applications across all switching and routing platforms. These pluggable transceivers offer a convenient and cost-effective solution for the adoption in data centers, campus, metropolitan area access and ring networks, and storage area.

From the definition, you can understand that this product is an important part of the big organization’s network.

My worry is if using these compatible products a good idea? Because it is a lot more serious than just buying compatible ink cartridges.

I decided to do research on these compatible products and somehow I was able to find an interesting article published by Gartner about these products. Gartner report explained How these compatible products are not just good enough to be used but also buying these compatible products can save us up to 50%.

https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-4C2FA4N&ct=1708311

Saving up to 50% is a magic word for me and I started doing my research in getting cost on these items. I found a company called Megnet ltd,

Initially, I started looking for prices by visiting their website https://www.megnet.co.uk but unfortunately the prices are not displayed and therefore I had to make a call to find more about prices. After getting the prices it became clear that I could actually save up to 50% but there is a lovely catch, they gave me lifetime replacement warranty on these transceiver modules. A lifetime warranty is a WOW factor for me but at the same time it is too good to be true. They gave me a sample transceiver.

It has only been few weeks testing the product but so far no complaints whatsoever.

It will be interesting to know your views on these products as I am looking to invest quite a lot of money in these products and constructive discussion around this topic will help us all in making right decision
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