BCM56545, StrataXGS, Broadcom, Enterprise, 2.0, Single Chip
Broadcom StrataXGS Series Delivers Unprecedented Single Chip Performance for Enterprise 2.0 Visibility and Mobility
News Release from:
01 May 2012
Broadcom Corporation today introduced the BCM56545 series, the world's first high performance stackable enterprise switch series with integrated and wire-speed application-level visibility and mobility features suited for the Enterprise 2.0 workplace.
As employees around the world replace the use of desktops and laptops with mobile devices and the deployment of cloud based enterprise networks continue to scale at a dramatic rate, network managers must reconsider how they provision, secure and control enterprise computing resources and information access.
Based on the proven StrataXGS architecture, the BCM56545 series brings groundbreaking innovation into the enterprise wiring closet, delivering application level visibility on a single switch chip. The innovative App-IQ Web 2.0-ready technology delivers ubiquitous traffic visualization for social networking and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing applications, allowing network managers to implement application-level intelligent policies, manage congestion, and meet the increased application visibility demands of the modern workplace. Network managers now can block undesired applications and improve employee productivity with a cost effective and scalable approach. Until now, only specialized and expensive appliances could deliver this level of application visibility.
Use of enterprise wireless LANs (WLAN) is growing at a rapid pace, moving from small hotspot-style deployments to enterprise-wide deployments that span the campus. With 48 ports of 1GbE, 4 ports of 10GbE and 80 Gigabit optical QSFP-based cost-effective stacking performance, the StrataXGS BCM56545 switch series satisfies the increasing bandwidth and speed demands in the enterprise and complements integrated WLAN support using CAPWAP technology with standards-based port extender support (IEEE 802.1BR E-Tag). With support for thousands of virtual switch ports, IT managers now have the ability to cost-effectively deploy a large base of mobile users and devices with very granular policies.
•New App-IQ technology provides unprecedented web application intelligence capabilities
•Eliminates the need to deploy expensive, specialized appliances or core switch service blades
•Enterprise 2.0-ready technology classifies applications riding over HTTP or on non-standard ports
•Integrated WLAN enables seamless wired and wireless device support and management
•Enables cost-effective, power-efficient, high performance fan-out to a large number of users and devices
•Fully compatible with Broadcom's industry-leading XLP® multi-core processors for best-in-class control plane processing