Category Network Infrastructure

Trident-II+ Switches Bringing Flexible Data Center Capabilities to the Enterprise

Companies already know about the avalanche of data traffic that’s expected to overwhelm their data centers in the coming years. Social networking, streaming video, the expansion of public and private clouds and the addition of many new connected devices all add to the continuous drumbeat of more users and more content driving the need for more bandwidth and more Ethernet. With Cisco heralding some 24,000 petabytes of data per month flooding businesses networks by 2018, data center managers are attempting…

StrataDNX™: The End of The Bandwidth/Extensibility Tradeoff in the Data Center

We all know the etiquette: When you’re standing outside an elevator or a subway train, you’re supposed to step aside and wait for the people inside to get off before you go in. Of course, sometimes people jump the gun, and there’s that awkward squashing of bodies (and flaring of tempers) that sometimes results in doors getting jammed and people getting jostled. In other words, the whole thing turns into a big mess instead of getting people to their destination….

Inside OpenNSL: Open Source Innovation in the Network Has Arrived

As the Internet has evolved – with more users performing more tasks with more devices — data centers are pushed to their limits to keep up with the demands. At the same time, the progress in open source applications and software can be leveraged in data center networking to create a new generation of open, flexible and customizable solutions that promise to relieve some of the bottlenecks. Broadcom is bringing those two worlds together with its recent release of an open-source software…

Nick Ilyadis in Wireless Mag: “Big Data Will Be Critical to Wearable Healthcare Devices”

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 Wireless Mag, in which Nick Ilyadis, chief technical officer, Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, talks about how the rise of connected health monitors will create a surge in demand for Big Data services. From Wireless Mag: The Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon continues to ramp at an astonishing rate, notably in healthcare where wearable fitness and medical…

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 specs on…

Rajiv Ramaswami in Silicon India: “NFV Can Make Networks Agile, 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 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 standard servers. Virtualization has been…

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

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 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 devices are generating a massive amount…

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