Cloud Scale Networking
This Week at VMworld:
Transform Your Cloud Network to Greater Scale and Economies
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 and redefining how the network is built. At Broadcom, we're committed to enabling the scale and economies demanded by mega data center build-outs to better serve the estimated billions of connected devices accessing the network.
Cloud-scale data centers need network virtualization and switch forwarding features that can support a large number of servers and users, and enable public and hybrid cloud deployments. Energy efficient design and cost pressures are further driving down power, cooling, space and form factor metrics. These, in turn, are mandating advanced silicon IP and integration know-how and innovation.
Broadcom's StrataXGS® Trident II switch 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.
The Cloud and Data Center Network Transformation
To facilitate the unprecedented increase in scale and efficiency requirements, network architects and service providers are transforming their networks, abandoning legacy tiered network designs and adopting fast, fat and flat network topologies. They're transitioning from expensive, power hungry and low-port- density switch systems in favor of very high density, high bandwidth, cost- and power- effective systems.
Recognizing these dramatic shifts in how networks need to be designed and future-proofed, network architects, service providers and their equipment suppliers are turning to Broadcom's industry-leading SmartSwitch technology-enabled StrataXGS® switch solutions to manage the massive new bandwidth, scale, and feature requirements of cloud scale networks.
"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."
- Allwyn Sequeira, CTO & vice president, Cloud Networking & Security, VMware
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 (SDN). The new SmartSwitch technologies include:
- Smart-NV : enables cloud-scale network infrastructure virtualization using advanced Layer 2 over Layer 3 (L2oL3) network virtualization technologies such as VxLAN and NVGRE, delivering up to 4X greater scale
- 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