Mellanox Announces the World’s First Demonstration of Open Ethernet Platforms

  Mellanox Announces the World’s First Demonstration of Open Ethernet

 Open Ethernet™ allows users to gain control of their Ethernet switch network
      to achieve higher utilization, efficiency and return-on-investment

Interop Las Vegas 2013

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- April 30, 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 it will showcase the world’s first
demonstration of Open Ethernet platforms during Interop in Las Vegas from May
7-9, 2013. The Open Ethernet demonstration will include Quagga L3 open source
stack running on top of Mellanox’s SwitchX® based 10/40/56GbE switch systems.
Mellanox’s Open Ethernet initiative is an alternative approach to traditional
closed-code Ethernet switches, providing customers with full flexibility and
freedom to custom-design their data center in order to optimize utilization,
efficiency and overall return-on-investment. The demonstration showcases how
customers can run Quagga or their customized version of Quagga on top of
Mellanox open platform Ethernet switches and benefit from increased
flexibility and performance.

SwitchX-2. The World's Leading Software Defined Networking 10, 40, and 56
Gigabit Ethernet Switch IC ...

SwitchX-2. The World's Leading Software Defined Networking 10, 40, and 56
Gigabit Ethernet Switch IC and Systems (Photo: Business Wire)

“The market’s move toward SDN and open source networking offers a variety of
advantages that help drive data center productivity and currently is not
available with traditional proprietary software,” said Gilad Shainer, vice
president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Our demonstration with
Quagga highlights the power of Open Ethernet to provide the capability to
fully customize open source software packages on top of Mellanox 40 and 56GbE
switches, enabling our customers to add differentiation and competitive
advantages in their networking infrastructure while reducing cost.”

Open Ethernet Demonstration at Interop (May 7-9, 2013):

Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #1339 to see the live Open Ethernet
demonstration. For more information on Mellanox’s event and speaking
activities at Interop, please visit

Supporting Resources:

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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, cables 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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