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DACs and AOCs: What's the Difference?

What are the differences and best use cases between DACs and AOCs?

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Direct attach cables (DACs) and active optical cables (AOCs) are simple, cost-effective cabling solutions that are designed for the same ports as SFP+ or QSFP transceivers. DACs and AOCs are most commonly used for data center interconnects, but they can be an indispensable part of any network.

However, what are the differences between them and which should you choose for your network deployments?

DACs vs. AOCs:

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