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Broadcom and ALE to offer advanced application visibility

11/09/2015



**Broadcom Press Release**


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Broadcom Sets Standard for Network Analytics with BroadView Instrumentation Software

Industry’s First Platform-Agnostic Suite Delivers Greater Visibility into Cloud Networks

IRVINE, Calif. – November 9, 2015 — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced general availability of BroadView™ software, the industry’s first and most scalable instrumentation suite for monitoring switch performance. Designed to take advantage of advanced features in the Broadcom StrataXGS® Trident and Tomahawk™ network switch platforms, BroadView instrumentation software delivers smarter network analytics, enabling operators to optimize network performance across diverse hardware platforms and network operating systems. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.

In modern mega-scale data center networks, operators monitor large arrays of switch devices to generate a unified view of network performance. With BroadView software, network operators can now leverage an open standard software interface to extract network instrumentation and telemetry data in a consistent manner across multiple vendor platforms. By using a platform-agnostic application programming interface (API) and leveraging open-source reference controller implementations, operators gain deeper visibility into their cloud networks while protecting their investment in existing applications and getting to market faster.

“The rapid innovations in software-defined networking (SDN) instrumentation call for a standardized interface to the switches that comprise the network,” said Nick Kucharewski, Broadcom Vice President, Network Switch. “With an open standard API supported on the most pervasive switch silicon portfolio, Broadcom has established a platform that will enable an open ecosystem of network visibility applications running on a wide range of network equipment.”

Broadcom’s BroadView instrumentation software has gained broad industry support. Broadcom is working with service providers, enterprises and cloud providers to support a wider set of use cases and technologies including SDN controllers and orchestrations platforms such as OpenStack.

“ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, is leveraging Broadcom’s BroadView advanced analytics engine to deliver critical functionality for our Application Fluent Network (AFN) strategy,” said Stephane Robineau, General Manager and Executive Vice President of ALE Networks. “BroadView software will enable our Intelligent Fabric technology to provide advanced application visibility, troubleshooting and control on the entire network. BroadView software and our AOS (Alcatel-Lucent Operating System) offer a universal and open API in our end-to-end product portfolio accelerating the adoption of SDN in enterprises.”

BroadView Key Features and Benefits

  • Leverages unique silicon instrumentation capabilities supported by Trident2 and Tomahawk silicon families
  • Threshold based monitoring, buffer statistics tracking and triggers for proactive monitoring and scalability
  • Advanced packet tracing tools to improve visibility into traffic flows
  • Innovative trouble shooting tools to facilitate easier mapping of overlay flows with underlay links
  • Aggregation group resolution to ensure optimal utilization of group members and avoid hash polarization
  • Aggregated and abstracted counters as needed by the application
  • Open source modular agent with easier customization for adoption in various products and platforms

Availability
Broadcom’s BroadView Instrumentation Software Suite is available on Broadcom GitHub.

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About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With one of the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

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