Category Network Infrastructure

Chris O’Reilly in EDN Magazine: “As Security Threats Evolve, Innovation at the Silicon Level is Critical.”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in EDN Magazine, in which Chris O’Reilly, senior director of  product marketing, Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, talks about the increased need for chip level security in server technology.

From EDN:

Fast, reliable network connectivity is at the heart of business today – powering critical infrastructure systems, internal business operations, customer-facing communications and …

Cloud Scale Networking: Transforming the Data Center Landscape

The network makes or breaks the cloud.

That’s the sentiment echoed by Nick Ilyadis, vice president and chief technology officer in the Infrastructure & Networking Group at Broadcom, and it underscores some very real challenges facing modern CIOs, network administrators and IT departments alike.

It’s also a driver behind Broadcom’s recent Interop announcement, a powerful new XLP®532 8-core communications processor promising to simplify deployment of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) for mid-size enterprises.

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Cloud Strain? Broadcom to Demonstrate Cloud-Scale Network Architecture Tools and Technologies at Interop 2014

When it comes to “the cloud” – the Internet’s invisible storage cabinet where streaming music originates, uploaded photos are shared or mobile games are stored – consumers don’t need to actually see it to know that it’s there.

The same goes for the cloud’s underlying backbone that’s made up a millions of moving parts – think servers, switches, routers and cables – across thousands of data centers. In that sense, the cloud definitely isn’t some weightless file cabinet floating around

Going Deep: Network Processors Tackle Security, Speed

When consumers think about “the network” — whether a corporate network, a home network or even the mobile network — they tend to measure its performance based on things like connectivity and reliability, instead of speed and security.

But carrier-grade companies think differently. They worry about the vulnerability of the network and try their best to thwart hackers from compromising sensitive information stored on those networks — things like customer usernames and passwords, corporate intellectual property and critical applications.

Certainly, a company’s reputation …

Why Ethernet Always Wins: Celebrating 40 Years

In 1973, the United States launched Skylab, its first space station, and Pink Floyd sang about the “Dark Side of the Moon.” The same year, a technology was born that would revolutionize computing for the next several generations. This month, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ethernet.

Ethernet, the family of networking standards that enables computers to locally connect to each other, is still the ultra-strong backbone to the many networks we use every day. Its use has extended beyond …

Nick Ilyadis in Wired: Ethernet Still Going Strong at 40 years

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Wired, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President & CTO of the Infrastructure & Networking Group at Broadcom, talks about the resilience of Ethernet technology.

From Wired:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Ethernet, unarguably the world’s most widely-used connectivity technology. On May 22, 1973, Ethernet founder Bob Metcalfe wrote a memo in which he outlined …

That’s a Wrap! Interop ’13 Brings SDN into Focus

This year at Interop, top IT professionals, bloggers and industry analysts converged in Las Vegas to see the future of networking on display.

As for Broadcom, the company announced products that are driving the next wave of networking innovation: Enabling enterprise and SMB-level companies to adopt the cloud and deploy other advanced networking technologies and bringing the power of big data to every business, regardless of size.

Broadcom also released an advanced enterprise access point system-on-a-chip, (read: mega router …

Keynote Recap: Exploring the Power and Potential of Next-Gen Networking at Interop

To get a sense of the excitement, anticipation and even — dare we say it, anxiety — around the fast-approaching Software Defined Networking trend, look no further than this week’s Interop conference in Las Vegas.

The SDN discussion is everywhere  — in the workshops, on the panels, at the show floor booths and, earlier today, the main keynote stage.

Rajiv Ramaswami, executive vice president and general manager of Infrastructure & Networking Group at Broadcom, was joined on Wednesday …

On Deck at Interop 2013: Simplifying With SDN

Is Software Defined Networking, or SDN, ready for prime-time? It’s a question that was posed to a panel of industry experts at the Interop conference in Las Vegas today – and one that’s not easily answered.

But, Ram Velaga, Broadcom’s vice president and general manager of network switches in the Infrastructure & Networking Group and a panelist at today’s session, offered up a simple— and perhaps better—counterpoint to the complex question: Industry adoption of Software Defined Networking is a matter …

SDN: A Sea Change in the Data Center

Short for Software Defined Networking, SDN has become the latest enterprise tech acronym to buzz around the data center — and rightfully so.

Information technology professionals are excited about the potential benefits of turning the complex task of provisioning, optimizing and monitoring network traffic over to software.

It’s one of the main themes of this year’s Interop trade show, which kicked off this week in Las Vegas and is set to feature workshops and panels that will ask crowds of network …