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Broadcom Busy with New Multi-gigabit Release


June 22, 2017

Success or failure for a business starts with the network. I understand I’m painting with a broad brush, but if the sales team can’t access Salesforce, or creatives can’t complete the proofing process on schedule, problems quickly arise. The answer is simple in today’s business environment; multi-gigabit Ethernet offers the much needed bandwidth to support the level of performance desired.


Broadcom is enabling its silicon advance with the new Trident 3, which is powering its new portfolio of programmable switches – the StataXGS Trident 3. The newly announced switches offer scale for up to 3.2 Tbps, and expand the Tomahawk and StrataXGS product suites.

“The innovation in our StrataXGS Trident 3 Series is in delivering a fully programmable switching pipeline while maintaining backwards compatibility to the existing install base of StrataXGS Trident and Trident 2 based networks,” Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Switch Products at Broadcom, said in a statement. “Our customers can leverage a single development to yield a complete line of programmable switching platforms, with the same rich feature set extending all the way from the service provider edge, to the data center, converged campus core, and wiring closet.”

The Trident 3 touts offerings that can support anywhere from 200G to 3.2 Tbps on one chip, and by utilizing the Broadcom FleXGS programmable pipeline users can access instrumentation, forwarding schema as well as support for multiple overlay formats. At the heart of the new release is the provision of multi-gigabit services, as Trident 3 supports 1/2.5/5/10/25/40/50/100GbE port connectivity.

As we move deeper into the digital era, two things grow clearer with each passing day: network modernization is a must to support the next generation of applications and network requirements, and innovation will steer the ship. Don’t lag behind. If network modernization isn’t yet on your priority list, maybe it’s time to look into multi-gigabit Ethernet. Just saying… 




Edited by Alicia Young

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