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Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Mellanox's Hardware-Based I/O Virtualization Solution over VMware ESXi 5.1 Enables Industry's Highest Performance in Virtualized Data Centers

Mellanox's InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions deliver direct performance for virtual machines and enhanced security and isolation for multitenant cloud infrastructure

VMworld 2012, San Francisco, CA – August 28, 2012 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) drivers for its end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE solutions over VMware ESXi 5.1. The new drivers, available through Mellanox, enable direct performance for virtual machines (VMs), delivering a sustainable bandwidth rate of up to 48Gb/s of bandwidth to storage per VM and less than 2us for VM-to-VM interconnect latency. The new drivers, combined with Mellanox ConnectX®-3 56Gb/s host adapters and SwitchX® 56Gb/s switch systems, provide the highest performance and VM density for virtualized and cloud data centers while increasing data center return-on-investment.  

Taking advantage of Mellanox?s high-performance interconnect solutions, end-users can operate enterprise applications in virtualized data centers over VMware ESXi 5.1 and achieve similar performance to operating over a native operating systems environment. This enables IT and application managers to accelerate their business performance over a more cost-effective and highly efficient infrastructure.

?Through our continued innovation, Mellanox has become the first company to provide a high-bandwidth, low-latency, end-to-end interconnect solution with SR-IOV over VMware ESXi 5.1,? said Yaron Haviv, vice president of data center solutions at Mellanox Technologies. ?IT managers can now deliver uncompromised application performance over a virtualized environment to their users while reducing overhead, simplifying management and maximizing their data center infrastructure return-on-investment.?

Mellanox?s hardware-based I/O virtualization solution over VMware ESXi 5.1 leverages advanced hardware offloads to perform I/O virtualization functions and minimize overhead, allowing more CPU cycles for applications. In addition, hardware-based isolation of VM I/O in a multitenant environment will result in better QoS and enhanced security – all controlled by vCenter through a plug-in module.

Live Demonstration and presentations at VMworld 2012 (August 26th - 29th)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #2029 to see a live demonstration of  VMWare ESXi 5.1 running over Mellanox?s end-to-end SR-IOV interconnect solution, and the full suite of Mellanox?s end-to-end high-performance data center interconnect products.

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About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

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