Mellanox Introduces ConnectX-3 Pro Adapter, Enabling New Levels of Performance and Scalability for Cloud Computing

  Mellanox Introduces ConnectX-3 Pro Adapter, Enabling New Levels of
  Performance and Scalability for Cloud Computing

 ConnectX®-3 Pro, the world’s first interconnect solution with cloud offload
      engines for overlay networks, allows the formulation of Cloud 2.0

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- April 17, 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 ConnectX-3 Pro, the industry’s first
network adapter IC and card with hardware offload engines that support
virtualized overlay networks commonly used in cloud infrastructures. With
hardware offload support for VXLAN and NVGRE, ConnectX-3 Pro enables cloud
providers to build large-scale infrastructures with industry-leading
performance and dramatically lower CPU overhead, thus reducing cloud
application cost and increasing cloud ROI.

ConnectX-3 Pro, the industry's first network adapter IC and card with hardware
offload engines that ...

ConnectX-3 Pro, the industry's first network adapter IC and card with hardware
offload engines that support virtualized overlay networks commonly used in
cloud infrastructures. (Photo: Business Wire)

Historically, interconnects have limited the scalability of compute and cloud
infrastructures, preventing them from supporting ever larger numbers of
tenants and applications and from implementing resource mobility within the
cloud. As a result, new networking overlay technologies were developed to
enable application and tenant scalability and resource tunneling across the
cloud. Unfortunately, the use of these technologies has been limited due to
the high CPU overhead imposed on cloud resources. Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 Pro
implements these overlay technologies within the interconnect hardware itself,
allowing clouds to take advantage of virtually unlimited scalability and
resource mobility without the CPU overhead.

With ConnectX-3 Pro’s NVGRE and VXLAN hardware offload engines, cloud
infrastructures can support more users and more applications while
simultaneously reducing applications costs and maximizing ROI. ConnectX-3 Pro
is the foundation of a new virtually unlimited cloud infrastructure: Cloud
2.0.

“To meet the growing demand of cloud computing services, cloud providers must
be able to take full advantage of new software techniques to scale-up their
cloud networks without reducing performance or efficiency of the
infrastructure,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox
Technologies. “With ConnectX-3 Pro, cloud providers will be able to easily
scale and grow their business and provide new value-add services while
reducing the cost of their cloud infrastructure; ushering in the age of Cloud
2.0.”

ConnectX-3 Pro is hardware and software compatible with Mellanox’s ConnectX-3
line of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 and 40GbE adapters. ConnectX-3 Pro is
available today for samples with general availability in May 2013.

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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
www.mellanox.com.

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