By Business Wire, October 14, 2013, 08:30:00 AM EDT
Mellanox end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution enables 2X faster
access to file storage and 10X virtual machine live migration
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
servers and storage systems, today announced that running Windows Server
2012 R2 SMB Direct over Mellanox's end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand
solution accelerates virtual machine (VM) live migration by 10X vs.
Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB Direct also doubles the
I/O Operations per Second (IOPS) and reduces the CPU cycles required to
transfer data by 17 percent. Those impressive performance results have
been achieved in conjunction with Mellanox Remote Direct Memory Access
(RDMA) technology with Windows Server 2012 R2, and they demonstrate the
productivity gain that InfiniBand enables in virtualized data centers
when running over Microsoft Hyper-V.
"We are happy to see the new performance records of SMB Direct in
Windows Server 2012 R2 and the proliferation of the technology to other
areas like VM live migration," said Kevin Deierling, vice president of
marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Utilizing Mellanox's RDMA-based
interconnect solutions and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, end-users
can increase their application performance, improve their data center
system efficiency, as well as consolidate their server and storage
network infrastructure over a single-wire network for optimal CAPEX and
"Windows Server 2012 R2 furthers the groundbreaking innovations begun in
Windows Server 2012," said Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager,
Cloud and Enterprise, at Microsoft. "We are pleased to continue our
relationship with Mellanox to deliver impressive networking performance
Mellanox's leading FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution includes
the SwitchX®-based SX6036 and SX6012 switches, and
ConnectX®-3/ConnectX-3 Pro 56Gb/s adapters provide greater performance
when running enterprise data center applications. Mellanox's FDR 56Gb/s
InfiniBand solutions are available today and include OEM support from
such leading vendors as Dell, HP, and IBM.
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.
Mellanox, ConnectX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect are
registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.