October 24, 2016

Marvell introduces 25GbE end-to-end data center solution

The company says that the new launch will help meet increasing bandwidth demands in data centers

Marvell, a cloud infrastructure and semiconductor solutions provider today introduced the 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) end-to-end data center solution, which they say will give data centers more computing bandwidth and efficiency.

The company says that 25GbE offers the benefits of enhanced storage efficiency at a long term cost structure similar to 10GbE. They added that the market has so far lacked solutions designed optimally for the 25GbE data center and with the launch of Marvell’s Prestera switches and Alaska Ethernet transceivers, data centers transitioning to 25GbE speeds can utilize an optimized and cost-efficient end-to-end solution.

Michael Zimmerman, General Manager, CSI Business Unit at Marvell said :

I believe Marvell’s 25GbE-optimized devices are a significant contribution to the industry, helping drive the adoption of 25GbE server access to meet increasing bandwidth demands in data centers.

Our newest 25G Ethernet switch devices, PHY and Gearbox devices extend Marvell’s leadership of providing best-in-class networking solutions optimized for high performance, cost effective, and energy-efficient computing.

Marvell has collaborated with Delta Networks, Foxconn, Pegatron Corporation and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) to help providers switch to the new platform.

Alan Weckel, Vice President of Enterprise and Data Center Market Research at Dell’Oro Group commented :

Growing demand for networking bandwidth is one of the most critical pain points for data centers.

To keep up with this, data centers are transitioning to 25GbE to take advantage of faster port speeds and leverage the 25GbE cost curves. We expect 25GbE to quickly replace 10GbE.

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