Ethernet Storage Fabric – Part 1

Simple, Efficient and High-performance Network Fabric for Scale-out Storage and Hyperconverged Infrastructure The volume of data, in both structured and unstructured forms, is growing rapidly in datacenters. Applications that generate or consume this data are being developed and deployed across geographic regions. All these are calling for a storage infrastructure that is fast to expand […]


Network Disaggregation – A Winning Strategy that is Ready Now!

Renowned Harvard Business School Professor and author of the “Theory of Disruptive Innovation”, Clayton Christensen in an interview said: “During the early stages of an industry, when the functionality and reliability of a product isn’t yet adequate to meet customer’s needs, a proprietary solution is almost always the right solution — because it allows you […]


Mellanox Announces Linking over One Million 100Gb/s Ports!

LinkX Cables and Transceiver Shipments – its YUGE! Mellanox, a leading supplier of optical transceivers and high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its volume shipments of LinkX-brand of optical transceivers, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs), have surpassed the one million 100Gb/s QSFP28 […]


Mellanox Joins ODCC—Speeding Up China’s Next Generation Data Center Networks

Mellanox Joins ODCC Mellanox has joined ODCC to form strategic partnerships with other ODCC members interested in developing powerful and cost-efficient networks, to meet China’s booming demand for data-center capacity. The Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) is an industry led non-profit consortium formed by China’s leading technology providers: the Web 2.0 giants Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent […]


Mellanox and Red Hat Deliver Unprecedented Performance, Efficiency and Simplicity for NFV Infrastructure and Agile Cloud Data Centers

At Red Hat Summit 2018, Mellanox announced an open, high performance and easy to deploy Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) and cloud data center solution combining Red Hat Enterprise Linux cloud software with in-box support of Mellanox NIC hardware. Our close collaboration and joint validation with Red Hat, has yielded a fully integrated NFV and […]


How to Make Your Leaf/Spine Network Hum

In my last blog, I wrote about why you want a leaf/spine network In this blog, I will discuss how to tune up your Leaf/Spine network: Better fabric performance through ECMP tuning Non-disruptive failover Hitless upgrades Automated provisioning Stretching VLANS & multi-tenant security Simple IP Mobility Decrease optics spend Eliminate licenses for basic features The […]


First Showing of Mellanox 400G SR8 OSFP Transceiver

The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed a static demo of our new 400G SR8 transceiver. 400G OSFP SR8 Multi-Mode Transceiver Using two 200G SR4s integrated onto a single PCB and […]


Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Live Demo of 200G SR4 Extremely low BER

The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed a live demonstration of our new 200G SR4 QSFP56 VCSEL-based transceiver and associated AOCs and splitters. This is a photo of our booth demo […]


Mellanox Switches for Universities

Universities aren’t just moving to the cloud (though some student might be living in the clouds).  Universities are actually transforming their campuses into clouds.  The latest trend is the Education Cloud, following the path of what the hyperscalers have done – in fact, universities are becoming microcosms of what is happening in the world of […]


Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live Demo 3-meter 200G & 400G DAC Cables

The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference, was in San Diego, CA March 13 to 15 with attendance of about 15,000 people. In the Mellanox booth, we showed live demonstrations of our 200G and 400G Direct Attached Copper (DAC) interconnect product line. In this section of the booth […]