Mellanox Partners with Nutanix to Deliver Effortless Enterprise Infrastructure

Integration with Unique Ethernet Switch Makes the Network Invisible Too, Achieves “Nutanix Ready for Networking” Validation

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – February 24, 2016 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that it has joined the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Program to provide a simple to use and fully converged solution for compute, storage and networking to enterprise customers. The Mellanox SX1012 is a unique half rack width, top of rack 10/40 Gb/s Ethernet switch solution that provides network invisibility and has been validated as “Nutanix Ready for Networking” following functional and compatibility testing.

Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, storage and virtualization into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

Mellanox provides the highest performance and most reliable Ethernet solutions, which deliver data faster to applications to unlock system performance. Mellanox Ethernet switches are simple to use and deliver predictable, high network performance for any workload. The Mellanox switches offer flexibility for various configurations of different scale, network speed, and high availability requirements, as well as the ability to scale from 10/25 Gb/s to 40/50/100 Gb/s. The Mellanox switch solutions include the NEO network orchestration and automation software platform to make the network invisible too. It makes the entire solution easy to deploy, even for people without a networking background.

The Nutanix Ready validation has been achieved for the SX1012 unique half rack width switch, that supports up to 48 10Gb/s ports and provides a future proof path to 40Gb/s at a fraction of the cost, power, and area of other offerings. The Mellanox switches seamlessly work with Nutanix enterprise cloud solutions, delivering transparent networks to customers with the benefits of rapid and scalable cloud-like application deployment, and the cost and control advantages of on-premises infrastructure.

“Networking is critical to hyperconverged solutions and Mellanox Ethernet switches make the network truly invisible by forwarding data at full line rate with zero packet loss for any packet sizes and port combinations,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing, Mellanox. “Our Ethernet switches work in concert with Nutanix so that applications are easy to deploy and manage. Together with Nutanix, we offer data center customers an efficient solution with the lowest CAPEX and OPEX on the market.”

“We are pleased with the continued expansion of our Elevate Technology Alliance Program which fuels the delivery of open, innovative, and transformative next-generation IT solutions that can fully leverage Nutanix invisible infrastructure,” said Venugopal Pai, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Nutanix. “We have seen worldwide deployment and great customer experience together with Mellanox. Our customers and channel partners are realizing the value of Mellanox as a perfect complement to Nutanix enterprise cloud solutions.”

“We installed the Nutanix system with Mellanox SX1012 switches in one of our data centers,” said Richard Palumbo, CEO, Itrica, a hyperconverged system reseller and virtual data center service provider. “The Nutanix and Mellanox solution was very easy to deploy and manage, allowing us to quickly roll out virtual data centers to our healthcare customers. We highly recommend Mellanox switches with the Nutanix system.”

The Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Program provides partners with technical resources, testing and documentation processes, marketing support, and sales enablement to develop comprehensive customer solutions. Nutanix Elevate Partners deliver validated solutions to market in the areas of Application Development, Applications and Operating Systems, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Desktop and Application Virtualization, Hybrid Cloud, Management and Operations, and Networking and Security.

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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, cables 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

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