Mellanox aims to ship one million Ethernet network adapters

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced it is on track to ship over one million ConnectX and BlueField Ethernet network adapters in Q3 2019.
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This milestone reflects the growing need of public and private clouds, telco operators and enterprise data centers for faster compute and storage platforms, driving the adoption of faster, more advanced and more secured networking infrastructure.

Leading data centers select the ConnectX and BlueField SmartNICs to leverage networking speeds of 25, 50, 100, and 200 Gb/s, and take advantage of advanced offload capabilities to accelerate networking, virtualization, storage and security tasks alike — freeing up server CPUs for money-making applications.

“We expect to see ConnectX and Ethernet SmartNICs exceed the one million parts shipment mark in a single quarter. We expect this number to continue and grow in the coming quarters as more of the market is transitioning to 25 Gb/s Ethernet and faster speeds,” said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies.

Mellanox Technologies is the only vendor to ship Ethernet NICs at speeds ranging from 10 to 200 Gb/s in production to multiple markets and applications.

The recently introduced ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 are the next-generation cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions, delivering unprecedented data center security, performance and efficiency at massive scale, for any workload.

ConnectX-6 Dx is the world’s leading secure cloud SmartNIC, which provides up to two ports of 25, 50 or 100Gb/s, or a single port of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity and PCIe 4.0 host connectivity.

ConnectX-6 Dx’s hardware offload engines include IPsec and TLS inline data-in-motion encryption, advanced network virtualization, RoCE and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) storage accelerations.