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Wed, Feb 16, 2011

Mellanox Storage Accelerator Wins Silver Medal Award in Storage Magazine ‘Product of the Year’

Software Speeds Access Time by a Factor of 100X over Traditional Storage Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – February 16, 2011 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the Mellanox VSA Storage Acceleration Software won the Silver Medal award in Storage Magazine/ SearchStorage.com’s ‘Product of the Year’ in the networking equipment category. VSA provides ultra-fast remote block storage access over a 10 Gigabit Ethernet or InfiniBand fabric. The software can be deployed over industry-standard servers to enable high-performance x86-based storage or gateways, supporting up to 500K IOPS and 6GB/s of throughput per storage target with 50us access time.

The judges applauded VSA for its performance and innovation. One judge said the VSA “sets a new standard for Linux storage performance,” while another called it a “unique product that solves real operational market problems with exceptional value.”

“VSA dramatically improves performance of applications that require rapid access to data such as persistent messaging systems in financial services, analytics, data warehousing and high-performance computing,” said Patrick Guay, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “It is an honor to win the Silver Medal award in the networking equipment category in this year’s Storage Magazine’s ‘Product of the Year’.”

The ‘Products of the Year’ competition recognizes the best new or updated storage products in five categories: backup and disaster recovery software and services, backup hardware, disks and disk subsystems, storage management tools and storage networking equipment. Each ‘Products of the Year’ finalist, chosen from among close to 200 entrants, was rated by Storage Magazine/ SearchStorage.com’s panel of judges based on the criteria of innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease-of-use and manageability, functionality and value.

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About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX, TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC, enterprise, mega warehouse data centers, cloud computing, Internet and Web 2.0.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit www.mellanox.com.

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