There are a number of different switch options from Ubiquiti to power your devices. Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch and UniFi switch are the two commonly used type. Some users say that they are pretty much identical. But some said the differences appear very minor, I can definitely see that I would use each of the different models in distinctively different places to achieve the least headaches. Thus, today’s article have put together a comparison detailing the differences between each model to help you form the basic understanding of them.
UniFi Switch vs. Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch
According to the Ubiquiti, the Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch delivers forwarding capacity that simultaneously processes traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss. Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch targets the Broadband / ISP / Carrier market, which offers an extensive suite of advanced layer-2 switching features and protocols, and also provides layer-3 routing capability.
While The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch is available with either 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports. The UniFi Switch delivers robust performance, PoE+ support, and intelligent switching for growing networks. The UniFi switch targets the Enterprise / SMB market, which is designed for a wider IT audience, and therefore, tend to be simpler, and easier to use.
In short, both of them have four models and can support 1G SFP connectivity. The following part will go on to talk about these two switches and the compliant SFPs.
Introduction to Ubiquiti UniFi Switches
The UniFi Switch range has 4 models, offering either 24 or 48 ports at either 250 or 750 watts, which offers the forwarding capacity to simultaneously process traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss. The table below lists the comparison between the UniFi switches. For its total, non-blocking throughput, the 24port model supports up to 26 Gbps, while the 48-port model supports up to 70 Gbps. You can just pick the one that meet your current needs.
Cmpatible SFPs From FS.COM
From the above table, we know that each model includes two SFP ports for uplinks of up to 1 Gbps. The 48-port model adds two SFP+ ports for high-capacity uplinks of up to 10 Gbps, so you can directly connect to a high-performance storage server or deploy a long-distance uplink to another switch. For instance, the final model in the UniFi Switch series is the Ubiquiti UniFi US-48-750W. The US-48-750W is a 750W switch supporting 48 Gigabit RJ45 ports, 2 SFP ports and 2 SFP+ ports. For SFP ports, we can use SFP modules and fiber cable.
Available Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch
The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch is a fully managed, PoE+ Gigabit switch, delivering robust performance and intelligent switching for growing networks. The EdgeSwitch offers an extensive suite of advanced Layer-2 switching features and protocols, and also provides Layer-3 routing capability. Just like the UniFi switch, the EdgeSwitch provides total, non-blocking throughput. Among 8-Port model up to 10 Gbps, 16-Port model up to 18 Gbps, 24-Port model up to 26 Gbps and 48-Port model up to 70 Gbps. The following table lists the comparison between EdgeSwitch modules.
Compatible SFPs With EdgeSwitch
The ubnt edgeswitch provides fiber connectivity options for your growing networks. The 8, 16, and 24-port models include two SFP ports, providing up to 1 Gbps uplinks. For high-capacity uplinks, the 48-port models include two SFP and two SFP+ ports, providing uplinks of up to 10 Gbps. Let’s take the ES-24-500W as an example, it is a powerful enterprise switch that offers an extensive suite of advanced Layer-2 switching features and protocols, and also provides Layer-3 routing capability. It also has 24 Gigabit RJ45 ports and 2 Gigabit SFP ports for 1G applications.
If you have purchased the Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch and want to buy some compatible modules and fiber optic cables. Then an article entitled “Which SFPs are compatible with the EdgeSwitch?” in Ubiquiti Help Center may help you out. Or you can directly come to FS.COM, we offer the following SFP transceivers that are tested to be fully compatible with EdgeSwitch switch. We also have a full range of fiber optics for sale.
The EdgeSwitches only support static routing, there are no routing protocols implemented. While UniFi Switches don’t support routing at all. Always ask your manufacturers first before buying the switches. FS.COM offers a series of Ubiquiti compatible SFP transceivers that can be used with EdgeSwitch and UniFi switch. In Ubiquiti Networks Community SFP modules compatibility section, some people tested Fiberstore SFP modules in their EdgeSwitch. The SFP1G-SX-85, SFP1G-SX-31 and SFP-10GSR-85 SFPs are working.