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Connecting two 1Gb switches 100ft apart via 10Gb SFP

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I need to connect two suites in the same building that will be about 100ft from data room to data room.
Suite #1 has a 1Gb switch and our various servers etc are connected to this switch
Suite #2 ( new office) will need a switch. 

So basically I will be connecting switch #1 to switch #2. I realize I will probably need to buy a new switch #1, as the current switch has only 1Gb ports. We need 10Gb switch-switch total bandwidth - we often are shuffling large amounts of scientific data by multiple people at once to/from servers.

I was looking at , say, two of "ZyXEL 24-Port GbE Smart Managed Switch with 10GbE uplink SFP Ports" , and connecting the two switches via the 10Gb uplink port. 

My question is, how do I physically connect the switches? Do the SFP ports support standard "Cat 6" cabling? i had also take cat6 cables form 10Gtek. what shuold i do? Or do I need to run 100ft of fiber? What "extra" hardware might I need beyond just the switches?

Thanks!

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This is a question for a computer technician I feel and not a Virtual Assistant which our forum caters to. But you never know, one of the VAs here might be overly geeky and give you an answer but it's way above my head, sorry! ;)

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Well, hopefully it's wall to wall, so you can just drill between them and connect them that way. That's the easiest way. But knowing what the switches are and what you're currently using is a lot of info that you definitely won't find here. Don't you have a tech person who is handling this for you? Usually that's how it works in an office building. It will be much easier for them to see it live and be able to decipher what cabling you'll need.

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