By George Hervey, Principal Architect, Marvell
Though established, mega-scale cloud data center architectures were adequately able to support global data demands for many years, there is a fundamental change taking place. Emerging 5G, industrial automation, smart cities and autonomous cars are driving the need for data to be directly accessible at the network edge. New architectures are needed in the data center to support these new requirements including reduced power consumption, low latency and smaller footprints, as well as composable infrastructure.
Composability provides a disaggregation of data storage resources to bring a more flexible and efficient platform for data center requirements to be met. But it does, of course, need cutting-edge switch solutions to support it. Capable of running at 12.8Tbps, the Marvell® Prestera® CX 8500 Ethernet switch portfolio has two key innovations that are set to redefine data center architectures: Forwarding Architecture using Slices of Terabit Ethernet Routers (FASTER) technology and Storage Aware Flow Engine (SAFE) technology.
With FASTER and SAFE technologies, the Marvell Prestera CX 8500 family can reduce overall network costs by more than 50%; lower power, space and latency; and determine exactly where congestion issues are occurring by providing complete per flow visibility.
View the video below to learn more about how Marvell Prestera CX 8500 devices represent a revolutionary approach to data center architectures.