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Deploying a 19’-Inch, 48 port Switch for Your Modern, Storage or Hyperconverged Solution?

Hyperconverged and modern storage systems typically use 8-16 nodes in a rack. If this is the case, then why too many deployments are using standard Data Center switches with 48 ports ToR to build their modern HCI/storage solution today?   Let’s review the options in the market today and the major considerations when choosing a […]

Mellanox SN2010 – the Best Hyperconverged Infrastructure Switch

Mellanox’s half-width SN2010 Top-of-Rack (TOR) switch is the best switch for storage and hyperconverged networks. The latest addition to our Spectrum switch family, it is designed for 10/25GbE storage/hyperconverged server clusters with 100GbE uplink connectivity to higher-speed networks. Carrying the signature performance supremacy of Mellanox Spectrum, this 10/25GbE TOR switch provides the ideal combination of […]

The Era of Smart Networks

We live in a world of data. Many of the new products and services being developed depend directly on the ability to analyze the growing amount of data we collect, and to do it at a faster pace. Self-driving vehicles, and smart cities are just two examples of how the new world of data is […]

What Tesla’s Autopilot Teaches Us about DevOps for High Performance AI-Powered Applications

This post was co-written by Mellanox’s Ramnath Sagar and Nisha Tagala of Parallel Machines. Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system has drawn a lot of attention in the automotive industry. The ability of Tesla to push smarter Autopilot service with each Over-The-Air (OTA) update enables them to maintain a competitive edge in the autonomous vehicle era. But […]

Spectrum Ethernet Storage Switches Unleash Revolutionary Storage Performance

Panama: The canal that unlocked the world a century ago is doing it again. After nine years of toil, and a whopping $5.8B in investments, the wider canal opened in early 2017. Before 2017, large ships carrying natural gas from U.S. East coast had to travel all the way around the tip of South America […]

VXLAN is finally simple, use EVPN and set up VXLAN in 3 steps

I am writing this blog because, while building a simple Overlay network, it occurred to me that with the right Network Operating System there is a simple  structure to configuring EVPN, which I call  EVPN in Three steps:   In my example, the setup is very basic, but this atomic setup is the baseline for […]

NVMe over Fabrics Adoption Makes In-Roads with NetApp E-series

Another milestone in the life of NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology has occurred. NetApp has become the first large enterprise external storage system vendor to support NVMe-oF. Late last month they announced their new E-5700 hybrid storage array and EF-570 all-flash array. Both feature front side NVMe-oF connections to clients. Only four months have […]

Download Free LinkX Ebook on DAC, AOCs and Transceivers for High-Speed Data Centers

What’s New? Mellanox has introduced a new ebook that describes the latest developments in Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and both multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers for use in modern high-speed data centers. With 33 pages of descriptive text and diagrams, this ebook is a must-read for anyone involved in high-speed […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Personalized Medicine

Imagine becoming gravely ill and yet being able to receive an accurate diagnosis with a recommended treatment plan in just 10 minutes. Sound like the future? This is actually happening now with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  The University of Tokyo recently reported that Watson, IBM’s cognitive supercomputer, correctly diagnosed a rare form of […]

Are You Flying Blind with Ceph?

Ceph storage is great.  It’s flexible – you can use it for file, block, and object storage – even at the same time.  It’s huge – in cloud environments, containers, microservices – the modern architectures.  It’s open – you can run it on any hardware you want.  It scales – you can keep adding storage […]