Marvell, a provider of storage, communications and consumer silicon products, has released a new set of Ethernet packet processor systems optimised for SMBs.
It says the new Prestera 98DX249 and 98DX269 SecureSmartStackable family of products extends the flexibility and scalability of clustering and stacking, offering unparalleled resilient networks and business continuity architecture.
Marvell believes SMBs demand rapid business application and technology innovation. It says that some of the key applications that SMBs want include VoIP, Wi-Fi-enabled VoIP, IP collaboration tools, network storage, mobility for wireless devices, security and business continuity.
"Unlocking the revenue potential of SMBs is becoming a key initiative for hardware and service vendors alike," says Ian Eigenbrod, senior research analyst with IDC.
"The challenge in doing so is to continuously migrate the latest enterprise class functions and features to products with a smaller scale and aggressive price points, while minimising the total cost of ownership. Suppliers such as Marvell, which can develop solutions that leverage the ubiquity and flexibility of Ethernet across a number of applications, will be well positioned to accelerate the growth of this emerging segment."
Marvell says its Prestera SMB portfolio enables the convergence of all applications into a single platform. This includes capabilities it regards as previously available only in high-end enterprise systems, such as centralised management to reduce operational expenses and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) prevention.