Category Network Infrastructure

Meet MGBASE-T: New 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet Standard Eases Bottlenecked Enterprise Wireless Networks

Today, there’s a broader understanding of what Wi-Fi is and what it can do for consumers.. But as IT administrators are quickly discovering, not all Wi-Fi is created equal, especially in the enterprise.

Office workers are already starting to see the benefits of 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity for working on leading-edge smartphones and home network routers. These devices, which industry watchers call “Wave 1,” already line store shelves.

Next year, IT administrators anticipate 802.11ac Wi-Fi will expand into a second tier

Industry Watchers See New Data Center Configurations, Cost Savings Potential for StrataXGS® Tomahawk

Broadcom recently invited market analysts and tech bloggers to a lab in San Jose, Calif. for a first-hand look at its new Ethernet switch family, StrataXGS® Tomahawk™.

In the works for some time, the Tomahawk switch family earned high marks from the handful bloggers and reporters who follow embedded silicon players in the industry.

Among other features, they noted its ability to scale, its cost savings potential, and a feature set that enables a smooth transition to software defined networking …

Introducing Tomahawk: New StrataXGS® Series Scales Up the Cloud

Not all data centers are created equal – and for good reason. Big Internet sites with massive amounts of data, as well as a large flow of users – think Google, Facebook and Amazon – have different needs than smaller websites. 

Companies of large magnitude invest in building what the technology industry refers to as “massively scalable data centers,” which enable the apps or other products they offer over the Internet to be widely deployed with breathtaking speed.

For these …

New Ethernet Spec Gains Steam, More Members Back 25/50 Gbps Standard

The industry consortium that’s pushing 25 Gigabit-per-second Ethernet — a new technology standard that promises a big jump in data center performance while lowering costs — is starting to take root.

Cisco Systems, Dell, Brocade  and Juniper are among the most recent members to join the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, a group spearheaded by Broadcom and other cloud-scale data center players to promote a new Ethernet networking industry standard.

Meanwhile, IEEE has taken the first step to establishing industry-wide …

Rajiv Ramaswami in Silicon India: “NFV Can Make Networks Agile, Cost-Effective, Scalable and Secure”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Silicon India, in which Rajiv Ramaswami, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Infrastructure & Networking group at Broadcom, talks about Network Function Virtualization.

From Silicon India:

As telecom providers and network operators move to a carrier cloud architecture, they are looking for cost effective solutions to virtualize workloads on industry …

Nick Ilyadis in Network Computing: “Data Processing Requirements Represent a Massive Challenge for the Data Center Ecosystem”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Network Computing, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of the Infrastructure & Networking group at Broadcom, talks about the future of data center design.

From Network Computing:

By the end of the decade, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 50 billion. These billions of …

Nick Ilyadis in Embedded Computing: “How Can We Effectively Manage the Oncoming Tsunami of Data?”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Embedded Computing, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of the Infrastructure & Networking group at Broadcom, talks about how networking will enable the Internet of Things.

From Embedded Computing:

As smart gadgets pour into the market, growth projections are jaw-dropping. One research company is predicting as many …

Nick Ilyadis in RCR Wireless: “Significant Investment in Mobile Network Infrastructure is Essential”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in RCR Wireless, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, talks about how carriers must invest in infrastructure to meet growing data demands.

From RCR Wireless:

A look at the demand profile for 4G/LTE communications shows what’s in store for network developers. A recent Cisco Systems forecast …

Rochan Sankar in SDN Central: “Ethernet Speed Transitions Trigger Rapid Change in Ethernet Performance”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in SDN Central, in which Rochan Sankar,  Director, Product Marketing in the Infrastructure and Networking group at Broadcom, talks about the new 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet Standard.

From SDN Central:

A great deal of attention has historically been paid to Ethernet speed transitions in the market. Networking vendors, consumers, and industry analysts …

New Consortium: Faster, More Cost-Effective Ethernet Possible at 25 / 50 Gbps

Have a cursory look around the consumer technology landscape and this much is evident: Everything is moving to the cloud.

The cloud is home to data in the form of photos, videos, software applications, books, music and e-commerce, financial transactions – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. This massive amount of data—7.7 zettabytes by the end of 2017, according to Cisco— is constantly being collected, computed, stored and called up from any device anywhere, by consumers

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