Ten years ago, data centers didnâ€™t know how good they had it: businesses hummed along sending (relatively) small presentations and documents over the network with perhaps an occasional graphic or photo, as well. Today, data centers grapple with a massive amount of complex, real-time information including videos, multimedia decks and streaming web.Â In order to keep up, enterprise technology is moving forward at a rapid rate as it responds to many of the same trends that consumer face, such as increasing internet traffic and rising demand for high-bandwidth content.
It’s an exciting time for Broadcomâ€™s engineers working on next-generation data center solutions and this weekâ€™s launch of the new BCM84790 and BCM84793 gearbox physical layer transceiver (PHYs) are no exception. The first in their class to support 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE line interfaces, the chips address the exponential rise in the demand for high-bandwidth applications, such as video streaming and online file sharing, as well as the higher density processing and transmission of data those demands produce. The chips also lay the foundation for a predicted 50x increase in 100 GbE ports from 2011 to 2016 (according to Infonetics) while maintaining compatibility for existing 40G and 10G rates.
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