From the growing demand for networking bandwidth and scalability, to the need for cost reduction strategies, the pain points facing the data center and enterprise today are numerous. As energy usage increases, power efficiency is becoming more and more critical. In addition, the industry today is transitioning from 10GbE to 25GbE and from 40GbE to 100GbE port speeds, requiring the need for a modular approach to bridge the variety of current and next-generation port speeds.
It’s a good thing Marvell has it covered.
While 25GbE networking offers the benefits of enhanced compute and storage efficiency at a long-term cost structure similar to 10GbE, the market has lacked solutions designed optimally for the 25GbE data center. Marvell Prestera® switches and Alaska® Ethernet transceivers are the first to be fully compliant with new IEEE 802.3 specifications defining Ethernet operation at 25Gbps, providing transitioning data centers an optimized and cost-efficient end-to-end solution enabling seamless interoperability with legacy deployments.
The Marvell Prestera PX family consists of the industry’s first purpose-built port extenders supporting the IEEE 802.1BR standard. Termed PIPE, these passive intelligent port extenders make it easy for data centers to transition from 10GbE or 40GbE to 25GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE speeds with a flexible and modular solution that dramatically simplifies network development and management, and reduces data centers’ capital expenditures and operating expenses.