Fabless chip vendor Broadcom Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) announced the next-generation of its StrataXGS Trident Ethernet switch portfolio, the Trident-II+ Series.
The integrated devices offer 1.28 terabit per second (Tbps) switching performance, 30% lower power and double the performance for data center virtualization overlays, such as VXLAN, Broadcom says. They are optimized to meet the bandwidth, scalability and efficiency demands of 10GbE virtualized data centers, according to the company.
Broadcom says more than 60% o servers installed in data centers run on Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) network connections. The majority of these server ports are expected to transition to 10GbE over the next four years, the company says.
Broadcom’s 28 nanometer Trident-II+ Series provides a drop in power and efficiency improvement with feature and performance upgrades, the company says.
"Our latest Trident-II+ series offers the economics, performance and virtualization capabilities required to lead a similar transition across enterprise data centers worldwide,” says Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager of Broadcom’s network switch business, in a statement.
"The collaboration between Broadcom and VMware to define and build robust underlay-overlay technologies allows customers today to deploy fully virtualized networks for greater operational efficiency," says Hatem Naguib, vice president of networking and security at VMware.
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