Mellanox Technologies to Distribute through Tech Data

SANTA CLARA, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – May 27, 2008 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD), will distribute Mellanox’s cables, InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) capabilities to select customers. These products are based on a single-chip low power design and deliver industry-leading connectivity for performance-driven computing and storage applications for enterprise data center, high-performance computing, storage and embedded environments.

VPI-enabled adapters facilitate any standard networking, clustering, storage, and management protocol to seamlessly operate over any converged network with the same software infrastructure.  VPI essentially future-proofs data center connectivity by providing the freedom to select any communication protocol over InfiniBand, Ethernet or Data Center Ethernet connecting server and storage resources to best optimize application performance, system power and overall efficiency – all with the same adapter solution.

“We chose Tech Data as our distributor because of their extensive relationships with our OEM customers and their large network of system integrators,” said Marc Sultzbaugh, vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies. “We expect that Tech Data will further extend the availability of Mellanox products into the market.”

“Enterprise data centers support an array of business-critical applications ranging from CRM, ERP, business continuity and data backup to remote-access and server-based computing solutions,” said John O’Shea, director, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, at Tech Data. “The VPI solution that Mellanox’s provides allows data centers to utilize InfiniBand, 10 Gigabit Ethernet or Data Center Ethernet to consolidate I/O in the server and storage farm with a single network and enables IT managers to deliver significantly higher application service levels, while reducing total CAPEX and OPEX.”

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 data centers, the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications. The company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect™ (VPI) enables standard communication protocols to operate over any converged network (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Data Center Ethernet) with the same software solution. Utilizing proven networking, clustering, storage, virtualization and RDMA acceleration engines, VPI optimizes application performance, power consumption, workload agility, and total system efficiency while future-proofing IT infrastructure.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

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