Is it Time to Upgrade to VXLAN?

VXLAN has been a hot protocol for the past few years, and network architects have been looking at this protocol to see if it solves the use cases which have arisen due to an explosion of data, evolution of agile workloads, scalability requirements, OpenStack adaptation, and for many other reasons. VXLAN has shown the promise […]


Our Interconnected Planet: The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Mellanox’s HPC Giant Leap For Mankind

Humans were obsessed with the stars and exploration long before the written word. From Stonehenge and the Mayan calendar, to American mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin who manned the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, humans have been reaching, literally, for the stars and the planets beyond. The quest for “One […]


Open Network for OpenStack

Mellanox Technologies been a part of the OpenStack community for a very long time.  You might ask: Why is a Networking company that delivers physical network components so involved in a software oriented project? I often see Hyperconverged Infrastructure vendors talking about the scale-out concept, which is a fantastic model since it describes the very […]


Who’s Tapping Your Lines and Snooping On Your Apps?

Spoiler alert – it should be you! No one would argue whether good vision was important if you were a surgeon, a welder, or an Uber driver. In technology, whether you’re a Cloud Architect or in Network Operations, you really need good visibility into what is going on inside your data center. To sleep soundly […]


Network Disaggregation – Does your switch have the right packet buffer architecture? (Part 1)

Without considering buffer architecture nuances, it is difficult for customers to ascertain if what they see in the datasheet is what they actually get. This blog presents three important buffer related questions customers can ask themselves to gain better insight into the system level performance. I want to cover this topic in two parts. In […]


Catching Fire: The Science Behind The Burn

Today is September 11th, a day none of us will never forget. We continue to honor the fallen brothers, the heroes of 911.  This is also the perfect day to highlight the important research being done by NIST, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Fire Research Division. They did exhaustive research and issued extensive […]


Autonomous Networking For Real

Self-Driving Data Center by Phil Clegg (Nutanix) and Elad Wind (Mellanox) Nutanix is designed from the ground up to simplify datacenter deployment and management. Business applications are deployed in enterprise clouds in minutes. This simple to use and intuitive interface allows users to easily create, modify and delete virtual workloads in a cloud- like fashion. […]


Our Interconnected Planet: The University of Alaska and Mellanox take HPC Climate Research by Storm

“How’s the weather?” is probably the most oft uttered question in the history of mankind. And with the recent epic hurricane devastating Houston, Texas, the weather is literally on everyone’s minds these days. Weather has been the bane of humans for as long as we have been around. Everyone thinks that the Inuik have the […]


Mellanox Announces 100G CPRI Transceiver and Accelink PSM4 Optical Engine Partnership

On display at Two Big Tradeshows CIOE & ECOC Mellanox is showcasing its LinkX cables and transceivers, with ConnectX adapters and Ethernet and InfiniBand switches at the September CIOE and ECOC trade shows.  ECOC and CIOE are the two biggest interconnect events of the year besides the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in March. CIOE: China […]


Network Disaggregation – Why is it not the Same as Server Disaggregation?

What is Server Disaggregation? Today, customers may buy a server from HP, Dell or Lenovo and install their choice of Linux or Microsoft OS on the system. This separation of who they purchase their hardware from and who they purchase their software from is called disaggregation.   The State of the Server Market The server […]