IT industry applauds Broadcom’s StrataXGS Trident II Ethernet switching solutions for data centers

Broadcom has introduced the StrataXGS Trident II Series

Infotech Lead India: Broadcom has introduced the StrataXGS Trident II Series, a new line of Ethernet switching solutions for data centers.

10/40 GbE series deliver more than 100 10GbE ports, a 4X increase in network virtualization scale and a 2X increase in forwarding and classification tables.

Data centers will benefit as the new series enable significant return on investment on private and multi-tenant public cloud computing infrastructure connectivity.

“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,” said Ram Velaga, vice president & general manager, Core Switch, Broadcom.

Broadcom said its 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.

A section of the ICT industry has welcomed the launch.

Christophe Metivier, vice president, Manufacturing and Platform Engineering, Arista Networks

Arista has long partnered with Broadcom to deliver market leading switch products designed for scale, flexibility and ease of management that today’s cloud networks require.  With the introduction of Broadcom’s newest StrataXGS Trident II, we are excited about the integration of key features needed by today’s software defined cloud networking, flexible load balancing, large table scale and higher switching capacities.

Liam Kiely, vice president of R&D, Avaya Networking

Unprecedented demand for online content coupled with ever increasing cluster computing demands in the cloud has driven data centers to increasing scale, flexibility and levels of virtualization.  Avaya plans to power these next generation data centers with leading Avaya Ethernet switches utilizing Broadcom’s new StrataXGS Trident II family.

Arpit Joshipura, Vice President, Dell

Broadcom continues to set the bar for state-of-the-art Ethernet switching technology with impressive 10GE scale with critical new features for the virtualized data center. Dell plans to be one of the first to offer customers the StrataXGS Trident II series that will enable next-generation Dell networking products designed for large-scale cloud and enterprise data centers.

Nadeem Zahid, director of Product Management, Extreme Networks

We are seeing significant demand from next generation data centers that benefit from Extreme Networks’ switches capable of virtualized, multi-tenant and flexible network architectures.  Broadcom technology has successfully powered Extreme’s leading Ethernet switch portfolio to meet or exceed the stringent requirements and the new StrataXGS Trident II promises to again deliver.

Henry Cao, chief operation officer, Hangzhou H3C Technologies

Broadcom’s Trident family of chips provides a superior comprehensive solution for H3C data center switches, and supports H3C’s Move to the Cloud data center network strategy. We look forward to continuing our strategic collaboration in campus LAN and data center innovation to provide our customers with the advanced technology they need to deliver a faster and more reliable network experience.

Koichiro Seto, GM, Core Technology Development, Information System Product Division, Hitachi Cable

Broadcom continues to lead with impressive single-chip Ethernet switch silicon with ever increasing bandwidth with key features like VXLAN, Ethernet Fabric, Smart-NV and Smart-Hash technology to address the ever increasing needs of virtualized cloud scale networking. Hitachi Cable is excited to continue the close partnership with Broadcom’s newest StrataXGS Trident II series of products to deliver market leading switch platforms for service provider, enterprise and data center markets.

Kitty Pang, chief datacenter architect, Alibaba Group

High density 10 and 40GbE switches with leading network virtualization, table scale, network visibility and congestion management features enable cloud operators to deliver next generation cloud services. The significantly high level of silicon integration and comprehensive data center feature set available in Broadcom’s StrataXGS data center switch portfolio is being further enhanced by the StrataXGS Trident II switch series, enabling high price-performance values demanded by cloud scale networking.

Mansour Karam, VP, Business Development and Strategic Alliance, Big Switch Networks

As data centers grow at an unprecedented pace, customers are looking for solutions that enable choice and interoperability in their data centers. Big Switch Networks is pleased to collaborate with Broadcom on the StrataXGS Trident II series especially designed for data center network switch equipment. Interoperability and co-existence with virtual and physical switches is core to both companies’ strategy around open network virtualization solutions.”

Ross Ortega, principal program manager, Windows Networking, Microsoft

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with NVGRE provides scalable multi-tenancy and provides new capabilities such as seamless workload mobility in multi-tenant and mega-datacenter environments. Connecting physical and virtualized workloads and legacy servers to new network virtualized services is equally important; the StrataXGS Trident II switch series implements NVGRE gateway capabilities to facilitate such connectivity, delivering cloud scale network virtualization.”

Allwyn Sequeira, CTO & vice president, Cloud Networking & Security, VMware

Software-defined networking will provide organizations with greater flexibility and higher resource utilization in private, hybrid and public cloud deployments. Broadcom’s SmartSwitch technology innovations and support for VXLAN in their StrataXGS Trident II switch series complements VMware’s vision of software defined network virtualization.

Samuel Chang, President, Accton

Accton has partnered with Broadcom to develop a diverse, low cost, SDN capable switch portfolio optimized for virtualized private and public clouds.  With the release of the StrataXGS Trident II series, Accton will introduce the industry’s first modular, 1RU switch capable of delivering up to 32 ports of 40GbE in a unique design that supports network processor modules and future higher speed interfaces to meet evolving data center requirements.

Harrison Chang, president, Alpha Networks

Alpha Networks has worked closely with Broadcom for the last 10+ years to proudly present a very comprehensive Ethernet switch portfolio that has achieved breakthroughs in the global market. Together with Broadcom, Alpha Networks will continue to pioneer Ethernet switch market trends providing a broad range of solutions and integration services and leading the world towards excellent networking.

Victor Cheng, CEO, Delta Networks

DNI is committed to provide world class Ethernet switch products with a focus on quality, superior features, power efficiency and competitive cost.  Broadcom’s latest StrataXGS Trident II switch series is the perfect switch silicon that exceeds our stringent requirements and we’re excited to provide the first high density 96-Port 10G ToR Switch with Broadcom to offer best-in-class solutions to drive next generation cloud scale networks.

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