Marvell Announces Integration of Ethernet Switches with Aricent ISS Software Stack
Best-in-Class Switching Platform to Deliver Fully Compatible Solution for Robust Ethernet Switch Designs
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 22, 2007) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that the Aricent Intelligent Switch Solution (ISS) advanced switching and routing system is being ported to the Marvell Prestera® and Link Street® Ethernet switches. The combined Marvell/Aricent solution is a comprehensive platform for Layer 2 switching that provides leading quality of service (QoS) and management capabilities, accelerating time-to-market for OEM designs.
“The Aricent software stack is the perfect complement to our Prestera and Link Street Ethernet switch solutions,” stated Simon Milner, Marvell’s vice president and general manager, Enterprise Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group. “The combination of Marvell’s flexible, scalable switching solutions with the Aricent ISS will facilitate differentiated switch designs and enable faster time-to-market.”
The Marvell family of switching solutions is designed specifically to meet the demands of high-performance networks, and provide the reliability and resiliency necessary for business continuity. In addition, Marvell’s solutions provide advanced security to protect data, network users, and the network infrastructure, as well as robust quality of service (QoS) for IP applications including voice, video, and mission critical data services.
“Aricent is committed to provide innovative and highly scalable communication software services to improve time-to-revenue and maximize efficiency for today’s communications equipment manufacturers” said Sanjay Dhawan executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Aricent. “The Aricent Intelligent Switching Solution with Marvell will help further accelerate our ability to provide advanced Ethernet switching and routing systems for today’s most sophisticated OEMs.”
The Aricent ISS includes a comprehensive feature set of robust software and documentation, protocol component validation, system validation, stress tests, and scalability tests, reducing product development and testing cycles. In addition, the modular and extensible architecture provides the flexibility for building a wide range of application-specific devices.
Having introduced the industry’s first Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switch controllers, Marvell switching silicon, together with tightly-coupled Aricent application software, continues to set the standard for innovation in switching system solutions.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), Marvell Software Solutions Israel Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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