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February 18, 2014

Mellanox Introduces CloudX Platform

Feb. 18 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced CloudX, a reference architecture for building efficient cloud platforms. CloudX is based on the Mellanox OpenCloud architecture which leverages off-the-shelf components of servers, storage, interconnect and software to form flexible and cost-effective public, private and hybrid clouds. Leveraging Mellanox’s high speed interconnect solutions at 40 and 56Gb/s and with the ability to use open source-based software such as OpenStack, CloudX delivers unbounded cloud performance at lower capital and operational cost. CloudX delivers bottleneck-free performance and is the ideal cloud infrastructure to enable the development of next-generation media, business intelligence/analytics, e-commerce, CRM/HR, social media, and other software-as-a-service applications.

The CloudX platform delivers:

  • Off-the-shelf server, storage, interconnect and software components
  • OpenCloud architecture: based on open platforms and the ability to choose open source (Open Stack) or commercial software
  • Highest speed interconnect of 40/56Gb/s for fastest data transfer – InfiniBand and Ethernet
  • Application and virtual network acceleration
  • Solid State Drives (SSD) for fastest storage
  • User friendly access and management
  • Flexibility to install any software on an ultra-efficient cloud platform

“DDN has long been championing high performance cloud architecture as truly the most cost effective solution for the customer, with less required management, smaller data center footprint, and lower power consumption,” said Lior Gal, vice president, worldwide strategic accounts at DataDirect Networks. “We are very excited to partner with Mellanox in this revolutionary cloud architecture.”

“Cloud is becoming the most important technology in the data center, and future applications must run on the most efficient cloud with the best interconnect,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox CloudX is built around Mellanox’s 56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet Virtual Protocol Interconnect solutions, enabling the fastest data transfer and effective utilization of compute, storage and Flash components to allow companies to develop new applications with unbounded cloud performance.”

“For OpenStack’s true value to shine in the enterprise, it requires the collaboration of a strong ecosystem of global technology leaders,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. “Red Hat is pleased to be collaborating with Mellanox on its CloudX architecture and as part of our Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, where we’re working to build the industry’s broadest certified OpenStack ecosystem to bring choice and the full power of OpenStack to enterprise customers.”

For more information about Mellanox CloudX, please visit www.mellanox.com/cloudx.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

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Source: Mellanox Technologies

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