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Turn Your Cloud into a Mega-Cloud

Cloud computing was developed specifically to overcome issues of localization and limitations of power and physical space. Yet many data center facilities are in danger of running out of power, cooling, or physical space.

Mellanox offers an alternative and cost-efficient solution. Mellanox’s new MetroX® long-haul switch system makes it possible to move from the paradigm of multiple, disconnected data centers to a single multi-point meshed mega-cloud. In other words, remote data center sites can now be localized through long-haul connectivity, providing benefits such as faster compute, higher volume data transfer, and improved business continuity. MetroX provides the ability for more applications and more cloud users, leading to faster product development, quicker backup, and more immediate disaster recovery.

The more physical data centers you join using MetroX, the more you scale your company’s cloud into a mega-cloud. You can continue to scale your cloud by adding data centers at opportune moments and places, where real estate is inexpensive and power is at its lowest rates, without concern for distance from existing data centers and without fear that there will be a degradation of performance.

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Moreover, you can take multiple distinct clouds, whether private or public, and use MetroX to combine them into a single mega-cloud.  This enables you to scale your cloud offering without adding significant infrastructure, and it enables your cloud users to access more applications and to conduct more wide-ranging research while maintaining the same level of performance.

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Mellanox joins the CloudNFV Initiative

Today, we are pleased to announce that Mellanox has joined the CloudNFV initiative as an Integration Partner to contribute to the success of the effort and eco-system.  CloudNFV is a collaboration between its memberCloudNFV companies with a focus to prove the value of NFV.  The organization currently include the following member companies:  6WIND, CIMI, Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Overture, Qosmos, MetaSwitch and Mellanox.

“I am excited to welcome Mellanox into CloudNFV as an Integration Partner.  NFV and the cloud demand an efficient data center network and storage structure, and Mellanox is a global leader in both areas with high-availability and high-performance fabric connectivity that’s a perfect match to NFV implementations.  We’re already working to integrate Mellanox into our lab at Dell’s facilities in California, and they’ll be a key element in our public demonstration of high-performance NFV-based UCC services in December.”  Tom Nolle, President of CIMI Corporation, Chief Architect of CloudNFV

Cloud Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an ISG activity within ETSI, dedicated to creating an architecture to host network features and functions on general-purpose servers instead of on purpose-built network appliances or devices.  CloudNFV is a platform to test the integration of Cloud computing, SDN, NFV for Carrier Telecom Cloud.   Read more about this Initiative here.

“We are excited to join and collaborate with the CloudNFV team and contribute to this important initiative. We are integrating Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 PRO 10/40/56Gbps InfiniBand and Ethernet high performance, low latency NIC with the CloudNFV platform to enable data plane network functions running as virtual machines with near bare metal performance in an OpenStack environment through Mellanox Software Define Networking solutions” Eran Bello, Director of Business Development, Mellanox.

To find more information about Mellanox Telecom NFV solutions and CloudNV (http://www.cloudnfv.com) or to schedule a meeting during SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Frankfurt, 15-18 October 2013 please contact Eran Bello at eranb@mellanox.com

 

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Author: As a Director of Business Development at Mellanox, Eran Bello handles the business, solutions and product development and strategy for the growing Telecom and Security markets. Prior to joining Mellanox, Eran was Director of Sales and Business Development at Anobit Technologies where he was responsible for the development of the ecosystem for Anobit new Enterprise SSD business as well as portfolio introduction and business engagements with key Server OEMs, Storage Solution providers and mega datacenters. Earlier on Eran was VP of Marketing and Sales for North and Central America at Runcom Technologies, the first company to deliver Mobile WiMAX/4G End to End solution and was a member of the WiMAX/4G Forum.

The Promise of an End-To-End SDN Solution, can it be done?

Written By: Eli Karpilovski, Manager, Cloud Market Development

 

The new open source cloud orchestration platform called OpenStack is the promise of flexible network virtualization, and network overlays are looking closer than ever. The vision of this platform is to enable the on-demand creation of many distinct networks on top of one underlying physical infrastructure in the cloud environment. The platform will support automated provisioning and management of large groups of virtual machines or compute resources, including extensive monitoring in the cloud.

 

There is still a lot of work to be done, as there are many concerns around the efficiency and simplicity of the management solution for the compute and storage resources. A mature solution will need to incorporate different approaches to interact within the intra-server provisioning, QoS and vNIC management. For example, by leaning on local network adapters that are capable of managing the requests utilizing OpenFlow protocol, or by using a more standard approach which is managed by the switch. Using only one method, might create performance and efficiency penalties.

 

Learn how Mellanox’s OpenStack solution offloads the orchestration platform from the management of individual networking elements, with the end-goal of simplifying operations of large-scale, complex infrastructures www.mellanox.com/openstack

 

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