The ExaLINK Hydra the world’s highest density Layer 1 switch. Unlike traditional network switches that operate at the data-link layer (layer 2), the ExaLINK Hydra operates at the physical network layer (layer 1). Connections through the device are made electrically through a matrix switch (see overleaf). This allows the device to tap into connections (for network monitoring), patch connections between ports (for reconfiguration) and fan-out connections from one port to many (for high speed applications), at nearly zero latency (<5ns).
Ixia Bypass Switches provide fail-safe, inline protection designed to fit a network of any size. These switches safeguard a network with automated failover protection, preventing temporary tool outages from escalating into costly network outages.
Exablaze ExaLINK Hydra [EOL] is ranked unranked in Data Center Networking while Ixia Bypass Switches is ranked 9th in Data Center Networking. Exablaze ExaLINK Hydra [EOL] is rated 0.0, while Ixia Bypass Switches is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Exablaze ExaLINK Hydra [EOL] is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, whereas Ixia Bypass Switches is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers.
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