Cisco genuine SFP for 1000BASE-BX BiDi is 100 times more expensive than a compatible product. Choosing two random sites, Walmart sells Cisco genuine part for $829, Fibrestore sells same component for $7.29.
Proving that Enterprise IT really doesn’t care about price, ROI, or value for money. Thats just management self-justifying their lack of talent and ability to measure risk.
Private Cloud will never compete with public cloud while price distortions like this are commonplace.
Link: 1000BASE-BX SFP 1310nm-TX/1490nm-RX 10km Transceiver | FS.COM – http://www.fs.com/products/29894.html
Link: Cisco 1000BASE-BX10 Downstream SFP Module – 1 x 1000Base-BX – Walmart.com – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cisco-1000BASE-BX10-Downstream-SFP-Module/40322147