Category Archives: 10 Gigabit Ethernet

SSD over InfiniBand

Last week I was at Storage Networking World in Orlando, Florida.  The sessions were a lot better organized with focus on all the popular topics like Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization and Solid State Storage (SSD).  In our booth, we demonstrated our Layer 2 agnostic storage supporting iSCSI, FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) and SRP (SCSI RDMA […]

New Territories Explored: Distributed File System Hadoop

It took me a while but I’m back – hope you’re all been waiting to hear from me . With that, I’ve decided to go into un-charted territories…HADOOP   Hadoop is an Apache project. It is a framework, written in Java, for running applications on large clusters built with commodity hardware (distributed computing). Hadoop implements […]

Mellanox ConnectX Ethernet – I/O Consolidation for the Data Center

Today’s data center requires a low-cost, low-power I/O solution with network flexibility to provide I/O consolidation on a single adapter. Network administrators want the best performance, scalability, latency while solving all their LAN, SAN and IPC (Clustering) needs packed into one adapter card in a virtualized or data center environment. ConnectX® is a single chip […]

Moore’s Law’s Data Center Disruption

Change happens, and when you talk to anyone involved in the enterprise data center, change has been accelerating and is making their life more and more complicated. The most recent issue is the growing list of network protocols which the network engineer has to choose from.   Previously, the decision on what network protocol was […]

Gain A Competitive Advantage

BridgeX received an excellent response from all the analysts that we briefed over the last few weeks.   One article talked about how BridgeX reminded the author of the early days of networking when networking companies delivered bridges for Ethernet, Token Ring and Banyan Vines.  The other one talked about the mish-mosh of protocols in the data […]

Mellanox at VMworld Europe

Yesterday, myself along with Motti Beck and Ali Ayoub (our main VMware software developer at Mellanox) diligently put together a very compelling demo that highlights the convergence capabilities of our BridgeX BX 4000 gateway that we announced last week. We unpacked everything and got it all up and running in less than an hour (this […]

I/O Agnostic Fabric Consolidation

Today, we announced one of the most innovative and strategic product – BridgeX, an I/O agnostic fabric consolidation silicon and you drop that in a 1U enclosure it becomes a full fledged system (BX4000) Few years back we defined our product strategy to deliver a single-wire I/O consolidation to data centers.  The approach was not […]

Performance Testing 29West LBM

As promised in my last blog post (over two weeks ago), this post will focus on results from a more financial market-related application. The results below come from testing performed with 29West LBM 3.3.9. 29West LBM offers topic-based Publish/Subscribe semantics without a central server. Its primary design goal is to minimize latency. Many end-users and middleware providers incorporate LBM […]

QuickTransit Performance Results

As previously suggested, I will review in this post a different application that is focused on converting protocols. QuickTransit, developed by a company called Transitive (recently acquired by IBM), is a cross-platform virtualization technology which allows applications that have been compiled for one operating system and processor to run on servers that use a different […]

Hitting the New Year Running – Virtualization

You don’t have to ask – vacation was awesome and as always not as long as we would like it to be. Now that we’ve taken the rust off our fingers, we’ve made progress with a bit more complex testbed. We’ve decided to look at the virtualization space and run our next application on top […]