Mellanox and 6WIND Announce 40 Gigabit Ethernet Packet Processing Solution for Telecom Data Centers

  Mellanox and 6WIND Announce 40 Gigabit Ethernet Packet Processing Solution
  for Telecom Data Centers

    Mellanox ConnectX®-3 40GbE NIC, with optimized support within 6WIND’s
    networking software, and SwitchX® 40GbE switch enable telecom OEMs and
    operators to develop and deploy faster virtualized networks for higher

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013

Mobile World Congress – 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, and 6WIND, the gold
standard for data plane processing in software defined networks, today
announced a performance-optimized solution featuring the Mellanox ConnectX-3
Network Interface Controller (NIC) together with the 6WINDGate™ networking
software. Combined with Mellanox’s SwitchX 40GbE switch, software, and cables,
the complete solution enables Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and
operators to accelerate the deployment of virtualized and non-virtualized
networks and software defined networking (SDN) on standard high-volume

Together, Mellanox and 6WIND are the first to provide a comprehensive
end-to-end 40GbE interconnect solution for telecom data centers, delivering
end users the highest bandwidth, performance and efficiency currently
available in the market.

“The explosion of data over networks has created the convergence opportunity
in the telecom space, forcing operators to build more efficient, higher
bandwidth capable solutions,” said Amir Prescher, senior vice president of
business development at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 40GbE
NIC with 6WINDGate networking software and SwitchX based 40GbE switches
provide Telecom operators with increased throughput and reduced CPU overhead
in their deployments of application servers.”

“Because it solves critical network performance challenges for mobile
infrastructure, 6WIND’s software has been selected by multiple TEMs who
provide equipment deployed in commercial LTE networks worldwide,” said Eric
Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “The addition of Mellanox ConnectX-3 support within
6WIND’s enhanced Intel® DPDK library as well as the 6WINDGate software,
incorporating features such as SR-IOV and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE),
enables improved CAPEX and OPEX in service provider networks through the
virtualization of network functions and more efficient SDN management.”

“Network convergence represents a significant growth opportunity for telecom
operators that need to improve performance by converging fixed, mobile and
over-the-top (OTT) domains onto a single network,” said Werner Schaefer,
general manager, OEM and Telecommunications, HP. “The new SX1018 HP Ethernet
switch, built on the latest Mellanox technology, complements the HP
BladeSystem c7000 enclosure with the industry’s first^1 40 gigabit downlink to
each blade server to maximize operations in the telecom industry.”

Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 is the leading NIC of choice for 40GbE server and
embedded platforms. The Mellanox ConnectX-3 PMD, pre-integrated within 6WIND’s
enhanced Intel® DPDK library as well as within the 6WINDGate software, will be
available in the second quarter of 2013.

Visit Mellanox Technologies, 6WIND & HP at Mobile World Congress (February

  *Visit Mellanox booth #5160 to see the live demonstration of Mellanox
    ConnectX-3 PMD solution running on HP servers.
  *Visit 6WIND booth #7A87 to discuss the benefits of the joint
    Mellanox-6WIND solution.

Supporting Resources:

  *Learn more about Mellanox’s complete 40GbE solution
  *Follow Mellanox on  Twitter  and Facebook
  *Learn more about the 6WINDGate networking software
  *Follow 6WIND on Twitter

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

About 6WIND

6WIND provides the only commercial software solution that solves network
performance challenges for OEMs delivering advanced networking functions in
mobile infrastructure equipment, networking appliances and data center
networking. The company’s 6WINDGate™ networking software is optimized for
cost-effective hardware based on industry-standard multicore processors,
enabling rich Software Defined Networking (SDN) services and
Network-as-a-Service capabilities that monetize services such as bandwidth,
QoS and security. 6WIND delivers sustainable competitive advantages to both
service providers and network equipment manufacturers. A privately owned
company, 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China,
Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit

Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost,
InfiniScale, PhyX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect and Voltaire are
registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Connect-IB, CoolBox,
FabricIT, Mellanox Federal Systems, Mellanox Software Defined Storage, MetroX,
MetroDX, MLNX-OS, ScalableHPC, Unbreakable-Link, UFM and Unified Fabric
Manager are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.

1. Based on HP analysis as of Jan. 2013


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