Press Release: 03-04-13 Generation of Open Ethernet™ delivers freedom and flexibility to adjust and optimize data center connectivity for maximum utilization and efficiency
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Mellanox Introduces The "Generation of Open Ethernet" First Open Switch Initiative
The current landscape of proprietary Ethernet switches limits the foundation of compute and storage clouds and Web 2.0 infrastructures. The “Generation of Open Ethernet” initiative is an alternative approach to traditional closed-code Ethernet switches, which provides customers with full flexibility and freedom to custom-design their data center in order to optimize utilization, efficiency and overall return on investment.
For years, Ethernet switch vendors have locked down their solutions, providing no choice or flexibility for their users.
In the era of cloud computing and Web 2.0 applications, IT managers must control their data center network in order to achieve higher levels of utilization and scalability. The trend of open source traditionally focused only on operating systems, standards and applications. Mellanox is taking this initiative and is leading the “Generation of Open Ethernet” to enable the next era of open data centers by expanding open source into the data center infrastructure.
Open Ethernet is Happening Now
Driven by a growing community of supporters
Fully open source switch stack
Enabling flexibility with the best performance at scale
Reducing IT costs while delivering higher value and differentiation