Tag Archives: RoCE

Resilient RoCE Relaxes RDMA Requirements

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RoCE — or RDMA over Converged Ethernet — has already proven to be the most popular choice for cloud deployments of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). And it’s increasingly being used for fast flash storage access, such as with NVMe Over Fabrics. But some customers prefer not to configure their networks to be lossless using […]

The Race to 25G Ethernet – Seven Critical Issues that will Decide the Winner

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Often marketers treat new technology like a foot race, and for some it seems the ultimate goal is to be the first to announce a new product. But in reality the first to announce, just like the first out of the blocks, doesn’t actually determine the end of the story as this race video shows. […]

RoCE has Crossed the Chasm

In my previous post, I outlined how Gartner and The Register were predicting a gloomy outcome for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and made the assertion that in contrast RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) had quite a rosy future.  The key here is that RoCE has crossed the chasm from technology enthusiasts and early adopters […]

RoCE has Leaped the Canyon but FCoE Faces a Hellish Descent

I was talking with my colleague, Rob Davis, recently and he commented that “RoCE has leaped the canyon.” Now Rob is from Minnesota and they talk kind of funny there, but despite the rewording, I realized instantly what he meant. RoCE, of course refers to RDMA over Converged Ethernet technology and has “leaped the canyon” […]

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, […]

Your Sub Zero Votes Needed for Mellanox OpenStack Summit Proposals

It is that time of the year again, the time to get the drumbeat going for OpenStack Summit, this time in the beautiful city of Vancouver!     Why would you vote for Mellanox proposals? Here are your top three reasons: Mellanox has been fully devoted to being open: open source, open architecture, open standards […]

How to Achieve Higher Efficiency in Software Defined Networks (SDN) Deployments

During the last couple of years, the networking industry has invested a lot of effort into developing Software Defined Network (SDN) technology, which is drastically changing data center architecture and enabling large-scale clouds without significantly escalating the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).   The secret of SDN is not that it enables control of data […]

RoCE in the Data Center

Today’s data centers demand that the underlying interconnect provide the utmost bandwidth and extremely low latency. While high bandwidth is important, it is not worth much without low latency. Moving large amounts of data through a network can be achieved with TCP/IP, but only RDMA can produce the low latency that avoids costly transmission delays. […]

Mellanox-Based Clouds: A Key Ingredient for Your Start-up Success

Mellanox’s Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnects enable and enhance world-leading cloud infrastructures around the globe. Utilizing Mellanox’s fast server and storage interconnect solutions, these cloud vendors maximized their cloud efficiency and reduced their cost-per-application.   Mellanox is now working with a variety of incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and venture capitalists to introduce these cloud vendors that […]

The Mellanox SX1018HP is a game changer for squeezing every drop of latency out of your network

Guest blog by Steve Barry, Product Line Manager for HP Ethernet Blade Switches One of the barriers to adoption of blade server technology has been the reliance on a limited number of network switches available.  Organizations requiring unique switching capabilities or extra bandwidth have had to rely on Top of Rack switches built by networking […]