StrataXGS Trident II Switch Series from Broadcom Delivers 4X Network Virtualization Scale
News Release from:
28 August 2012
Broadcom has today revealed the release of the StrataXGS Trident II series, a new line of Ethernet switching solutions optimized to meet the bandwidth, scalability and efficiency demands of cloud networking environments and mega data centres.
Based on Broadcom's award winning StrataXGS architecture, the new 10/40 GbE series is the first to deliver more than 100 10GbE ports, a 4X increase in network virtualization scale and a 2X increase in forwarding and classification tables, enabling a significant return on investment on private and multi-tenant public cloud computing infrastructure connectivity.
Public and private cloud, Web 2.0 and other high-bandwidth data center applications are driving the need for higher scale and efficiency in the data center. Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident II Series delivers the most complete network switching feature set at the highest bandwidth and port density in the industry, enabling cost-effective and high performance data center build-out to an unprecedented number of server and storage endpoints, applications and users.
Fast, Fat and Flat Networks with New SmartSwitch Technologies
The StrataXGS Trident II Series features new SmartSwitch technologies designed to break through traditional silicon and system-imposed performance barriers in cloud-scale networking. Increased performance needs for server-to-server and server-to-storage communication are driving the need for fast, fat and flat networks. Dynamic workload placement and the need for granular traffic visibility, load balancing and diagnostics are similarly driving more flexible software defined networks. The new SmartSwitch technologies include:
• Smart-NV: Delivers up to 4X greater scale, enabling SDN virtualization across both virtual and physical workloads at wire-speed. Enables cloud-scale network infrastructure virtualization using advanced Layer 2 over Layer 3 (L2oL3) network virtualization technologies such as NVGRE and VXLAN.
• Smart-Buffer: Delivers up to 5X higher packet buffer utilization and burst absorption performance using innovative traffic load-based intelligent and dynamic allocation schemes.
• Smart-Table: Delivers highest Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding scale with network topology-based profiling for maximum deployment flexibility.
• Smart-Hash: Eliminates polarization and load imbalances in fat-tree networks possessing heavy and diverse traffic patterns. Provides unprecedented network traffic visibility and diagnostics required by software defined networking.
StrataXGS Trident II Key Features
•Enables unprecedented 10/40GbE single chip switch configurations
•100+ 10GbE ports with flexibility to support up to 32 40GbE ports
•First integrated switch delivers NVGRE and VXLAN L2oL3 transit and gateway switch technologies
•Supports industry's highest equal cost multipathing-based fat-tree networking scale on a single chip
•Greater FCoE network scale enabling true LAN/SAN convergence — up to 4X increase in forwarding entries
•High port density with direct attach to SFP+/QSFP modules and KR Backplanes
•Integrated IEEE 1588 1-step timing solution
oDelivers 40 percent reduction in bill of material costs and 30 percent better phase accuracy
The StrataXGS Trident II Series includes multiple device options and is sampling this quarter. See Broadcom's full line of solutions for cloud-scale networking this week at VMworld 2012, Moscone Centre, San Francisco (booth #2107).
Ram Velaga, Vice President & General Manager, Core Switch, Broadcom comments:
Our StrataXGS switch solutions are renowned throughout the industry for driving unsurpassed performance levels and cost metrics in data center, service provider and enterprise network environments. Our latest StrataXGS Trident II Series — a follow-on to the highly successful Trident series of single chip switch solutions — delivers unprecedented innovation with new features optimized to meet the performance, scalability and efficiency demands of both the traditional enterprise and emerging mega data centers, enabling a new era in cloud-scale and software defined networking.