Marvell Releases Prestera CX 8500 Family

By Laura Dolan

Senior Copywriter


March 12, 2019


Marvell Releases Prestera CX 8500 Family

Prestera CX 8500 family enables composable infrastructure leveraging 400 Gbps network interfaces, ushering in a new era in connected intelligence, edge computing and 5G applications.

SANTA CLARA, CA. Marvell’s Prestera CX 8500 family ranges from 2 to 12.8 Terabits per second (Tbps), designed for edge and private data centers operating on flexible infrastructure.

The Marvell Prestera CX 8500 portfolio offers advanced workflow visibility, analytics and network simplification to support QoS, traffic management and scalability in an effort to cater to data center architectures.

The Marvell Prestera CX 8500 solutions are available in 25 Gbps and 50 Gbps I/O options, provide greater than 35 percent lower power consumption at the system level and 25 percent more total buffer memory.

Features of the Marvell Prestera CX 8500 include:

• Packet Processor

• Storage Aware Flow Engine (SAFE)

• Forwarding Architecture using Slices of Terabit Ethernet Routers (FASTER)

• Telemetry

“Leveraging two decades of field proven deployments of Prestera technology with more than 3 billion Ethernet switch ports shipped as well as demonstrated leadership in Ethernet networking and storage technology, Marvell is revolutionizing data center switching,” said Marvell Semiconductor’s SVP and GM of the Networking Business Unit, Eric Hayes. “Specifically, our newest Prestera CX solutions incorporate cutting-edge SAFE and FASTER technology at bandwidths up to 12.8 Tbps, unleashing 32 ports of 400 Gbps or 256 ports of 50 Gbps network throughput. Marvell’s innovations are enabling edge data centers to implement a higher performance network in a smaller footprint, with substantially lower power and cost.”

Marvell will be appearing at the OCP U.S. Summit 2019 in San Jose, CA in booth A5 from March 14-15, 2019 to demo its new Ethernet switching solutions.

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