Mellanox Collaborates with DataON to Provide Cluster-in-a-Box Storage Appliance

  Mellanox Collaborates with DataON to Provide Cluster-in-a-Box Storage

  Mellanox RDMA-based 40GbE and FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions
           deliver leading performance over Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft TechEd North America 2014

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- May 12, 2014

TechEd North America 2014 – 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 its ConnectX®-3
10/40Gb RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Network
Interface Cards (NICs) power DataON™ Storage Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB)
appliances. The Mellanox-DataON collaboration provides Microsoft customers
with improved I/O, hot-tiered data storage performance, higher efficiency with
ultra-low latency and with dramatic CapEx and OpEx savings. The joint solution
will be demonstrated live May 12-15, in the DataON Storage booth (#1727) at
the Microsoft TechEd North America 2014 Conference, George R Brown Convention
Center in Houston, TX.

“DataON Storage introduced us to the low-latency, high throughput technology
from Mellanox,” said Rechi Relatores, system architect, Hitachi Solutions
America, Ltd. “By combining the Microsoft certified solution from DataON
Storage and the ConnectX-3 network adapters, we’re able to achieve a scalable
solution with exceptional efficiency and storage density.”

DataON’s Windows Server 2012 R2 certified Cluster-in-a-Box storage system
provides scalable shared tiered storage capacity, lower power and ease of
deployment in a low TCO, resilient footprint. When coupled with Mellanox RDMA-
(Remote Direct Memory Access) enabled I/O adapters, the CiB appliance enables
small- and mid-size businesses to maximize ROI by consolidating hardware
costs, simplifying deployments and providing ideal resiliency, while at the
same time delivering economical scalable storage with industry-leading
networking performance and resource efficiency.

“Windows Server 2012 R2 includes groundbreaking networking functionality,
called SMB Direct, which supports the use of network adapters that have
RDMA-capability,” saidJose Barreto, principal PM manager, cloud and
enterprise, at Microsoft. “The collaboration between DataON Storage and
Mellanox has potential to deliver impressive end-to-end storage and networking
performance improvements.”

The Mellanox-supported DataON CiB appliance utilizes the server failover and
resiliency features of Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces to achieve high
availability (HA) dual-node clustering with shared storage capacity. Currently
shipping in two variants, the CiB-9220 12-bay 2U is purpose-built for
Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) deployments and the massively dense CiB-9470 with
up to 420TB capacity in a 4U enclosure, requiring 75 percent less rack space
than legacy storage. With a power savings of more than 30 percent, the
solution delivers IT datacenter administrators a cost-effective private cloud
appliance solution.

“DataON Storage has a strong history of working closely with software-defined
storage communities,” said Trenton R. Baker, vice president business
development, DataON Storage. “We’re excited to bring the DataON CiB platform
leveraging RDMA enabled adapters from Mellanox to the software-defined Windows
Server 2012 R2 community, by providing the optimal throughput needed for
successful auto-tiering storage deployments.”

Mellanox offers industry-leading end-to-end latency and infrastructure
flexibility with adapters supporting RoCE. RDMA technology offloads data
transport to free up CPU for virtualized networks, data intensive cloud
applications and data analytics. Mellanox RDMA-enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet
interconnects provide a high-performance and cost-effective solution that
scales easily with the DataON Cluster-in-a-Box platform, leveraging RDMA
offloading with SMB Direct to accelerate data access and provide the
throughput needed to satisfy high Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS)
SSD devices present in Windows Server 2012 R2 hot data tiering.

“As the amount of data continues to grow exponentially, the market needs to
adopt advanced technologies that enable faster and more efficient access to
storage,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox
Technologies. “We are pleased to see DataOn among the first companies to
recognize this need and to integrate our RDMA interconnect solutions in their
Storage CiB-9220 appliance.”

Visit Mellanox Technologies at TechEd (May 12-14, 2014)

Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #841 to discuss our Windows Server 2012
SMB Direct interconnect solutions, and the full suite of Mellanox’s end-to-end
high-performance Ethernet and InfiniBand data center interconnect products.

Supporting Resources:

  *Learn more about Mellanox’s complete FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution
  *Learn more about Mellanox’s complete 10GbE solution
  *Learn more about Mellanox’s complete 40GbE solution
  *Learn more about Mellanox’s complete RDMA based Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB
    Direct solution
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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

About DataON:

DataON Storage is the leading provider of OS-agnostic storage enclosures. As a
pioneer in clustered storage, DataON delivers resilient, high-performance;
scalable solutions tailored to snap into any existing environment and tuned
for scale-out software-defined storage. DataON developed its flagship product
the CiB-9470—a massively dense, high availability cluster-in-a-box platform
(CiB) to provide the most storage density in the industry. Petabyte
scalability can be achieved via external JBOD enclosures—4U 60-bay, 4U 24-bay
and 2U 24-bay. DataON is the storage division of Area Data Systems. More
information can be found at, or call +1 (714)441-8820 or
comment via @DataON.

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