Where can I buy, and have delivered within 7 days, a 10Gbit CX4 cable
with a latch connector on one end and thumbscrews on the other?
CX4 Connectors come in two styles, a latch and a jackscrew. The latch
connector is more common and is used by cisco and HP. It is also the
same connector used on infiniband cables. These cables are easy to
find and widely available on short notice. The jackscrew connector is
rare, and is used by Force10 and on some NICs.
What I need to do is connect some Cisco switches with XENPAK-10GB-CX4
modules (using a latch connector) to Force10 S50 Switches with their
SA-01-10GE-2C 10Gbit modules (the jackscrew side). I'd need about 10
cables of varying lengths.
There are many companies that will custom-make these cables for me,
such as gore, but they want a long time to do it. Gore told me 3
months! Even though the jackscrew connector is somewhat rare, surely
someone must sell a hybrid jackscrew / latch cable?
A winning answer would be a website, email address, or phone number of
someone who can deliver 10 cables of this type to Palo Alto, CA, with
a one week lead time.