Mellanox 10/40Gb/s Ethernet Solutions Boost OpenStack Performance by 5 to 20X

  Mellanox 10/40Gb/s Ethernet Solutions Boost OpenStack Performance by 5 to

 Mellanox announces contribution of OpenStack network and storage plug-ins to
          boost performance, harden security and simplify management

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- February 13, 2013

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier
of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers
and storage systems, today announced availability of hardware-based network
virtualization and storage acceleration solutions for OpenStack-based public
and private clouds. Using Mellanox 10/40GbE NICs and switches and the
OpenStack Quantum plug-in, customers can deploy an embedded virtual switch
(eSwitch) to run virtual machine traffic with bare-metal performance, provide
hardened security and QoS, all with simpler management through Software
Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow APIs.

Using Mellanox’s eSwitch approach, virtual machines can run with 20X lower
messaging latency, consume less CPU resources, and gain native access to
hardware offloads and RDMA. In addition, Mellanox provides an OpenStack
Storage (Cinder) plug-in that allows users to run storage volume traffic over
native RDMA transport, providing 5X faster throughput over standard TCP/IP,
while significantly increasing infrastructure efficiency by using less CPU

The open architecture of Mellanox’s OpenStack solution supports integration
via an SDN Controller and OpenFlow protocol, or natively into existing cloud
management systems offered by cloud operators.

The end-to-end integration can transform OpenStack scalability with efficient
service-level abstractions that are powered by distributed fabric
intelligence. Mellanox’s OpenStack solution offloads the orchestration
platform from the management of individual networking elements, with the
end-goal of simplifying operations of large-scale, complex infrastructures.
The hardware-based security and isolation features can enable wider adoption
of multi-tenant clouds while maintaining user service level agreements (SLA).
Mellanox is the first company to incorporate Big Switch Networks’s OpenFlow
Indigo-2 open source agent on its adapter card to enable full support of
OpenFlow 1.0.

“Our ongoing joint development activities with the OpenStack community have
resulted in additional integrated solutions that deliver compelling business
value to customers,” said Yaron Haviv, vice president of data center solutions
at Mellanox Technologies. “By utilizing Mellanox’s new OpenStack Storage and
network virtualization components, customers can increase application
performance by up to 5-20X, simplify management, and gain better security and
isolation, all within a widely used Open Source cloud infrastructure.”

“Cloud infrastructure managers are looking at new and innovative ways to
reduce the overall cost of their cloud solution,” said Rob Sherwood, CTO
Controller Technologies at Big Switch. “As long time leaders in the OpenFlow
domain and contributors of open source SDN software, we're excited to
collaborate with Mellanox to deliver cloud infrastructures extreme application
performance at the lowest cost per application.”

For OpenStack technical and support questions please email

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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

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