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Catching up on the latest from Dell Fluid Cache for SAN

Did you know Dell Fluid Cache for SAN now supports Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and VMware vSphere® ESXi™5.5 U2*? With these two additions plus the ability to use a variety of Dell PowerEdge 12th and new 13th generation Dell servers as Cache Contributor servers, customers have even more deployment options to turbocharge OLTP and power heavy use VDI workloads.


Big data analytics are growing in demand across enterprise organizations with the need to sort and analyze vast amounts of data in order to guide business decisions. Many companies using ERP solutions which require vast amounts of I/O to process multiple transactions could benefit from extraordinary performance increases required of these databases by adding Dell Fluid Cache for SAN.


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CROC’s Public Cloud Goes at InfiniBand Speed

CROC is the number one IT infrastructure creation company in Russia, and one of Russia’s top 200 private companies.   CROC has become the first public cloud service provider in Russia to adopt InfiniBand—a standard for high-speed data transfer between servers and storage. Migration to a new network infrastructure took approximately one month and resulted in up to a ten-fold increase in cloud service performance.

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Looking Forward To SC14: Interconnect Your Future

It’s almost time for SC14 in New Orleans, LA (November 17-20, 2014)! We have many exciting things planned for this annual conference.


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Stop by and visit Mellanox Technologies (booth #2939) to see the latest in our industry-leading FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 40/56GbE solutions. Make sure to meet Mellanox HPC experts in person:

  • Michael Kagan, CTO
  • Dror Goldenberg, VP/Software Architecture
  • Gilad Shainer, VP/Marketing
  • Scot Schultz, Director – HPC & Technical Computing
  • Dr. Richard Graham, Senior Solutions Architect – Software


Mellanox Pavilion:

In our theater area, we will host presentations from leading server and storage OEMs, ISVs, end-users and academia.  These presenters will provide insight into the benefits and performance improvements when using low-latency FDR 56GB/s InfiniBand I/O technology.


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HP OpenNFV Program for Telco Carriers

101314 HP logoLast week in Dusseldorf, Germany at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, HP announced that Mellanox Technologies has joined the HP OpenNFV Program as a technology partner to help enable carriers take advantage of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technology.


As the transition to software defined networking continues, service providers need robust, high-performance NFV solutions that deliver network-level performance, efficiency, scalability and flexibility.  This partnership with HP brings together a world class SDN platform that incorporates Mellanox’s portfolio of innovative 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet solutions to address rapidly evolving customer requirements for next generation transport networks. Continue reading

Mellanox Software 3D Hackathon

Hackathon Pic1After the overwhelming success of Hackathon 2014 this past January, Mellanox Israel now presents 3D Hackathon:  Develop, Debug, Deploy. This contest is designed to encourage innovation and teamwork, while introducing new 3D software technologies and features in a very quick turnaround time.


Mellanox Israel employees were invited to submit proposals for new software projects related to existing Mellanox technologies and to form a team of up to 3 people to develop a proposal. More than 20 unique software proposals were submitted.  The steering committee evaluated and selected 16 proposals for consideration into the final competition.  The top 3 teams were awarded prizes.  All teams were asked to present working demos.

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Dell Announces 13th Generation PowerEdge Servers

Dell announced the next generation of PowerEdge servers along with a future vision that includes continued focus on application performance along with new Near Field Communications (NFC) systems management monitoring for servers along with continued support for software-defined storage.  We are pleased to see this new Dell PowerEdge server line and the inclusion of our 10/40GbE NICs.

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As big data analytics become more in demand by enterprise, organizations need to be able to sort and analyze vast amounts of data to guide business decisions. Large companies using ERP solutions require intensive I/O bandwidth to process multiple transactions.  Using the latest processors, enhanced in-server Flash storage and Mellanox 10Gb Ethernet NICs to process more in less time, the Dell family of PowerEdge servers will enable a more seamless ERP experience.

Last but not least, the new in-server storage technology allows customers to accelerate the most important data by offering high performance with NVMe Express Flash storage and deployment of Dell Fluid Cache for SAN. This technology is also ideal for high IOPS requirements in VDI environments with thousands of high performance users, while optimizing your cost per virtual desktop. – Nicolas Cuendent, Dell, September 8, 2014

Available now from Dell, Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 Pro (PEC620) and ConnectX-3 10/40GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and overlay network offloads offer optimized application latency and performance while maintaining extremely low system power consumption.


Recap: VMworld 2014 – San Francisco, CA

It was a busy time last week in San Francisco!  During VMworld 2014, we announced a collaboration with VMware and Micron to enable highly efficient deployments of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The VDI deployment will be a combination of Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect, VMware’s Virtual SAN (VSAN) and Micron’s SSDs.  The joint solution creates a scalable infrastructure while minimizing the cost per virtual desktop user. The new solution will consist of three servers running VMware vSphere and Virtual SAN each with one Mellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE NIC, two Micron 1.4TB P420m PCIe SSDs and six HDDs.


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Mellanox Collaborates with Dell to Maximize Application Performance in Virtualized Data Centers

Dell Fluid Cache for SAN is enabled by ConnectX®-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). The Dell Fluid Cache for SAN solution reduces latency and improves I/O performance for applications such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Dell lab tests have revealed that Dell Fluid Cache for SAN can reduce the average response time by 99 percent and achieve four times more transactions per second with a six-fold increase in concurrent users**.

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