Mellanox Virtual Protocol Interconnect Solution Powers Pensions First’s Private Cloud Business Intelligence Platform Built on

  Mellanox Virtual Protocol Interconnect Solution Powers Pensions First’s
  Private Cloud Business Intelligence Platform Built on Windows Server 2012 R2

  Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand with Virtual Protocol Interconnect® enables
Pensions First’s® customers to significantly improve the way they measure and
                        manage funding level and risk

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- October 14, 2013

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 Mellanox’s end-to-end Virtual
Protocol Interconnect (VPI) solution has been chosen by Pensions First to
power its multi-tenanted private cloud business intelligence solution, which
uses Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.
Mellanox’s VPI technology delivers seamless data communication over FDR 56Gb/s
InfiniBand and 10/40Gb/s Ethernet which allows customers to select their
fabric of choice across a common infrastructure.

The Pensions First cloud is a Microsoft-based open and flexible platform that
enables Pensions First and its customers to quickly build, deploy and manage
applications across data centers. The Pensions First cloud hosts blue-chip
customers on its PFaroe web-based platform. PFaroe provides granular and
accurate analysis of defined benefit pensions risk for non-actuarial pension
managers, CFOs, treasurers and trustees.

Pensions First’s private cloud architecture is based on Microsoft Windows
Server 2012 R2 and uses Mellanox RDMA-enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet
interconnects to provide a high-performance and cost effective solution that
scales easily. The platform supports both SQL Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server
2012 and utilizes RDMA offloading, using both SMB Direct and Live Migration
over RDMA, which greatly accelerates data analysis. It also provides true
multi-tenanted and isolated partitions through the use of NVGRE, which
provides a high-degree of security for Pensions First and its clients.

“We’re pleased to see a customer such as Pensions First take advantage of the
trailblazing functionality of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V, as well as
SQL Server 2012, and gaining speed, efficiency, and flexibility with Mellanox
RDMA-based InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnects,” said Chris Phillips,
Partner Director PM at Microsoft.

“By using Mellanox’s innovative and cost effective interconnect solutions,
Pensions First was able to converge all of its data communications into a
single, protected and cost-effective fabric,” said Nick Francis, CTO at
Pensions First. “We are thrilled with the performance and flexibility that
RDMA affords us, and it’s a superb platform to underpin our private cloud

“Mellanox continues to innovate and deliver the most advanced data center
interconnect solutions to Microsoft Windows-based users,” said Kevin
Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Our recent
RDMA and NVGRE offload technologies deployed in Pensions First private cloud
infrastructure enable faster data analytics and a lower cost.”

Mellanox’s leading end-to-end VPI technology includes the SwitchX®-based
SX6036 and SX6012 switches and ConnectX®-3/ConnectX-3 Pro 10/40/56Gb/s
adapters that provide greater performance when running enterprise data center
applications. Mellanox’s VPI solutions are available today and include OEM
support from such leading vendors as Dell, HP, and IBM.

As part of the deal, the Mellanox interconnect solutions were provided by
Mellanox’s local PartnerFIRST reseller, iSys Capital Technologies, specialists
in low-latency technology infrastructures, who worked with both vendors and
client to ensure a successful implementation.

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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

Mellanox, ConnectX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect are registered
trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of
their respective owners.


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