Category Archives: Enterprise

10/40GbE Architecture Efficiency Maxed-Out? It’s Time to Deploy 25/50/100GbE

In 2014, after the IEEE rejected the idea of standardizing 25GbE and 50GbE over one lane and two lanes respectively. It was then that a group of technology leaders (including Mellanox, Google, Microsoft, Broadcom, and Arista) formed the 25Gb Ethernet consortium in order to create an industry standard for defining interoperable solutions. The Consortium has […]

Round Um Up! OpenStack Austin 2016 Had Something For Everybody

If you’re as lucky as us, you had the opportunity to attend OpenStack Summit 2016 in Austin, Texas this week. The event, which saw 7,500 attendees, is now at the crux of converging HPC, Scientific Computing, and the Cloud. We actually saw a number of market segments that OpenStack experienced the most significant traction on […]

Empower Converged IT Platforms for SMBs with Mellanox & Nutanix

As SMBs grow their businesses in the era of Web 2.0, their IT platforms need to cope with business expansion and support newly added online services. However, modernizing the existing IT infrastructure is often quite challenging, due to budget and operational constraints. SMBs have neither the scale to utilize complicated and expensive IT solutions developed […]

Ethernet Performance – Can you Afford an Unpredictable Network?

Overlay networks (such as VXLAN) are the most widely deployed implementation of Software Defined Networks (SDN). But when deploying an overlay SDN network, a bullet proof underlay networks is required. Many simply assume that the underlay network will perform reliably and predictably. But it turns out that at the highest network speeds, predictable performance is […]

The Video Studio of the Future has Just Arrived

Mellanox has a long heritage in high bandwidth use-cases for high performance computing and enterprise applications, but one little-known development is with real-time video transports. Traditionally within the broadcast industry, they’ve used a proprietary interface called SDI (Serial Digital Interface) to move uncompressed video signals around a broadcast plant. SDI is a family of digital […]

QCT’s Cloud Solution Center – Innovative Hyper Converged Solution at Work

On Tuesday, October 6, QCT opened its Cloud Solution Center located within QCT’s new U.S. corporate headquarters in San Jose. The new facility is designed to test and demonstrate modern cloud datacenter solutions that have been jointly developed by QCT and it’s technology partners. Among the demonstrated solutions, there was an innovative VDI deployment that […]

Ethernet That Delivers: VMworld 2015

Just one more week to go before VMworld 2015 begins at Moscone Center in San Francisco. VMworld is the go-to event where business and technical decision makers converge.  In recent years, this week-long conference has become the major virtualization technologies event, and this year is expected to be the biggest ever.   We are thrilled […]

Storage Spaces Direct: If Not RDMA, Then What? If Not Mellanox, Then Who?

Over the past couple years, we have witnessed significant architectural changes affecting modern data center storage systems. These changes have had a dramatic effect, as they have practically replaced traditional Storage Area Network (SAN), which has been the dominant solution for over a decade.   When analyzing the market trends that led to this change, […]

Double Your Storage System Efficiency

Enable Higher IOPS while Maximizing CPU Utilization As virtualization is now a standard technology in the modern data center, IT managers are  now seeking ways to increase efficiency by adopting new architectures and technologies that enable faster data processing and execute more jobs over the same infrastructure, thereby lowering the cost per job. Since CPUs […]

End of an Era: OEM Dominance – Could it Be a Thing of the Past?

Guest Blog post by Giacomo Losio, Head of Technology – ProLabs Original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) have long dominated the optical components market but a new study now suggests that, as a result of tighter margins and greater competition, customers are putting quality and price before brand.  Is the era of the big OEM at an end? […]