Mellanox to Demonstrate Record VM Migration Performance using ConnectX-2 EN Ethernet Adapters and VMware vSphere vMotion

ConnectX®-2 EN 40GbE Adapters Accelerate VM Migration by up to 200%, Boosting Productivity and Profitability

VMworld 2010, SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 30, 2010 -- 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 it will demonstrate record performance benchmarks of VM migration with vSphere vMotion on top of Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 40 Gigabit Ethernet adapters during VMworld 2010. The benchmark results using 40GbE show more than 200 percent improvement in migration time over 10GbE and a 10x performance improvement over 1GbE. The demonstration showcases Mellanox’s Ethernet performance leadership in providing connectivity solutions to private and public cloud infrastructure.

“Large virtualized environments like those found in cloud computing are increasing the performance requirements on the I/O for applications such as VM migration,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “With a high-performance, efficient interconnect, data center managers can migrate VMs to available servers faster, allowing them to meet stringent Service Level Agreements, and also reduce infrastructure costs and power.”

Mellanox is the first company to demonstrate VM migration at 40Gb/s. ConnectX-2 EN 40GbE adapters are backwards compatible with 10GbE fabrics and are interoperable with available 10GbE and upcoming 40GbE switches from major switch OEMs.

Live Demonstration at VMworld San Francisco (August 30th - September 2nd)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #1412 to see a live demonstration of the VM migration using VMware vSphere vMotion over Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 40G network adapter, and the full suite of Mellanox’s end-to-end high-performance data center connectivity products.

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About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Mellanox products deliver market-leading bandwidth, performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution. For the best in performance and scalability, Mellanox connectivity solutions are a preferred choice for Fortune 500 data centers and the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

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