TMCNet:  Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II Awarded Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine

[January 02, 2013]

Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II Awarded Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- News Highlights: -- World's first single chip to deliver more than 100 10GbE ports -- 2X greater forwarding capacity enables large number of physical and virtual end points -- 4X increase in network virtualization scale enables increased infrastructure asset utilization Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its StrataXGS® Trident II Switch has earned the "Product of the Year" award from Electronic Products Magazine. Each year, the editors of Electronic Products Magazine choose from thousands of new products to select the ones that represent the most innovative design, significant advancement in technology, and substantial achievement in performance. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.


"We selected Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident II Switch Series for this year's Product of the Year award in recognition of the impact we think this device will have in enabling a fast, fat, and flat virtualized network," said Jim Harrison, West Coast Editor, Electronic Products Magazine. "High bandwidth and intelligent connectivity are key enablers of a network that can support the massive number of connected devices and the many high speed cloud-based applications." Optimized for cloud-scale data centers and software-defined networking (SDN), the StrataXGS Trident II 10/40 GbE series is the first to deliver more than 100 10GbE ports and a 4X increase in network virtualization scale to enable a significant return on investment on private and multi-tenant public cloud computing infrastructure connectivity. Through dynamic and flexible buffer and table resource allocation, as well as optimized load balancing and virtualization overlay mechanisms, the StrataXGS Trident II Switch enables greater scale and performance in application-driven agile networks.

"Service providers, telcos and Internet content providers around the world have embraced the cloud concept in earnest and are heavily investing in new infrastructure, building on their existing networks to add a range of cloud-based and SDN services," said Sam Barnett, Directing Analyst, Data Center & Cloud, Infonetics Research. "Network virtualization and switch forwarding features that can scale to support a large number of servers and users are among the top requirements. Broadcom's latest innovation for cloud-scale networks should further strengthen the company's position as a leading supplier in this space." Availability The StrataXGS Trident II Switch Series, including multiple device options, is now sampling.

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Resources: Cloud-Scale Networking Feature Page About Broadcom Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

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