Category Network Infrastructure

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

Nick Ilyadis in Converge! Network Digest: Facing the IoT “Data Deluge”

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 Converge! Network Digest, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, talks about the technologies that will enable the Internet of Things.

From Converge! Network Digest:

It’s hard to avoid the buzz these days about the Internet of Things (IoT), the next evolution of computing …

Nick Ilyadis in Network Computing: “NFV is Flexible, Cost-Effective, Scalable, and Secure”

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 Network Computing, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President & CTO, Infrastructure & Networking Group, talks about the trends and benefits of network virtualization.

From Network Computing:

These days, millions of consumers and businesses are connected to a network in one form or another. As a result, the systems and datacenters used …

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 …