Mellanox Contributes the World’s First Open Source Ethernet Switch MLAG Implementation

  Mellanox Contributes the World’s First Open Source Ethernet Switch MLAG

  Mellanox Open Ethernet™ implementation adds Multi Chassis Link Aggregation
    Group (MLAG) functionality to the growing Open Ethernet platforms and

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- July 7, 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 Ethernet Switch MLAG functionality
is now available as open source as part of the community driven Open Ethernet
program. MLAG provides the ability for a host to connect to two standalone
switches with a pair of load balanced bonded interfaces. Now open and freely
available, the MLAG functionality allows for faster failure recovery. The open
source code is available at and can be
installed and run on a Linux host.

Open Ethernet is the ability to choose the right switch solution without
constraints, the ability to easily separate the hardware from the software and
allow better control over network resources in order to get the best switch
solution for the various, changing data center needs. The release of the MLAG
code is an addition to other available open source routing protocols, and it
enables further standardizations of data center switch solutions.

“Mellanox continues to drive the community effort to enable Open Ethernet
switch solutions for cloud, web 2.0 and enterprise data centers,” said Amit
Katz, senior director of Ethernet switch product marketing at Mellanox
Technologies. “The open source MLAG release allows companies to improve their
switch software stack by offering their customers enhanced network resiliency
and better utilization of their network.”

Open Ethernet provides the end user with the ability to choose between
hardware and software to use in their network without forcing a deadlock
between the two, thus enabling the user to freely select the most adequate
platform with the most suitable software and run it on the most efficient

Mellanox provides a true SDN solution by allowing the utilization of open
source software and the ability to the user to further fine tune their switch
software and to maximize application performance and increase the deployment’s
return on investment.

Adding to the open source community shortens the path of users towards
utilizing the financial and managerial benefits of Open Ethernet-based

Supporting Resources:

  *Download MLAG open source code
  *Learn more about Mellanox Ethernet switch solutions
  *Learn more about Mellanox Open Ethernet
  *Follow Mellanox on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linked-In, and YouTube
  *Join the Mellanox Community

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

Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Mellanox
Open Ethernet is a trademark of Mellanox Technologies. All other trademarks
are property of their respective owners.


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