Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mellanox-Based Clouds: A Key Ingredient for Your Start-up Success

Mellanox’s Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnects enable and enhance world-leading cloud infrastructures around the globe. Utilizing Mellanox’s fast server and storage interconnect solutions, these cloud vendors maximized their cloud efficiency and reduced their cost-per-application.

 

Mellanox is now working with a variety of incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and venture capitalists to introduce these cloud vendors that are based on Mellanox interconnect cloud solution to new evolving startup companies.   These new companies can enjoy best performance with the added benefit of reduced cost, as they advance application development.  In this post, we will discuss the advantages of using Mellanox based clouds.

 

RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) is a critical element in building the most scalable and cost-effective cloud environments and to achieve the highest return-on-investment.  For example, Microsoft Azure’s InfiniBand based cloud, as listed on the world’s top performance capable systems (TOP500), demonstrated 33% lower application cost compared to other clouds on the same list.

 

Mellanox’s InfiniBand and RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) cloud solutions deliver world-leading Ethernet based interconnect density, compute and storage.  Mellanox’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology incorporates both InfiniBand and Ethernet into the same solution to provide interconnect flexibility for cloud providers.

  • Higher Performance
    • 56Gb/s per port with RDMA
    • 2us for VM to VM connectivity
    • 3.5x faster VM migration
    • 6x faster storage access
  • Cost Effective Storage
    • Higher storage density with RDMA
    • Utilization of existing disk bays
  • Higher Infrastructure Efficiency
    • Support more VMs per server
    • Offload hypervisor CPU
    • Unlimited scalability
    • I/O consolidation (one wire)

 

Accelerating Cloud Performance
Accelerating Cloud Performance

 


 

Don’t waste resources worried about bringing up dedicated cloud infrastructures. Instead, keep your developers focused on developing applications that are strategic to your business. By choosing a RDMA-based cloud from one of our partners, you can be rest assured that you will have the most efficient, scalable, and cost-effective cloud platform available.

 

Learn more, click here:  Mellanox Based Clouds

eli karpilovski
Author: Eli Karpilovski manages the Cloud Market Development at Mellanox Technologies. In addition, Mr. Karpilovski serves as the Cloud Advisory Council Chairman. Mr. Karpilovski served as product manager for the HCA Software division at Mellanox Technologies. Mr. Karpilovski holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Holon Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The Open University of Israel.

Mellanox joins the CloudNFV Initiative

Today, we are pleased to announce that Mellanox has joined the CloudNFV initiative as an Integration Partner to contribute to the success of the effort and eco-system.  CloudNFV is a collaboration between its memberCloudNFV companies with a focus to prove the value of NFV.  The organization currently include the following member companies:  6WIND, CIMI, Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Overture, Qosmos, MetaSwitch and Mellanox.

“I am excited to welcome Mellanox into CloudNFV as an Integration Partner.  NFV and the cloud demand an efficient data center network and storage structure, and Mellanox is a global leader in both areas with high-availability and high-performance fabric connectivity that’s a perfect match to NFV implementations.  We’re already working to integrate Mellanox into our lab at Dell’s facilities in California, and they’ll be a key element in our public demonstration of high-performance NFV-based UCC services in December.”  Tom Nolle, President of CIMI Corporation, Chief Architect of CloudNFV

Cloud Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an ISG activity within ETSI, dedicated to creating an architecture to host network features and functions on general-purpose servers instead of on purpose-built network appliances or devices.  CloudNFV is a platform to test the integration of Cloud computing, SDN, NFV for Carrier Telecom Cloud.   Read more about this Initiative here.

“We are excited to join and collaborate with the CloudNFV team and contribute to this important initiative. We are integrating Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 PRO 10/40/56Gbps InfiniBand and Ethernet high performance, low latency NIC with the CloudNFV platform to enable data plane network functions running as virtual machines with near bare metal performance in an OpenStack environment through Mellanox Software Define Networking solutions” Eran Bello, Director of Business Development, Mellanox.

To find more information about Mellanox Telecom NFV solutions and CloudNV (http://www.cloudnfv.com) or to schedule a meeting during SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Frankfurt, 15-18 October 2013 please contact Eran Bello at eranb@mellanox.com

 

eran bello
Author: As a Director of Business Development at Mellanox, Eran Bello handles the business, solutions and product development and strategy for the growing Telecom and Security markets. Prior to joining Mellanox, Eran was Director of Sales and Business Development at Anobit Technologies where he was responsible for the development of the ecosystem for Anobit new Enterprise SSD business as well as portfolio introduction and business engagements with key Server OEMs, Storage Solution providers and mega datacenters. Earlier on Eran was VP of Marketing and Sales for North and Central America at Runcom Technologies, the first company to deliver Mobile WiMAX/4G End to End solution and was a member of the WiMAX/4G Forum.