Mellanox and 6WIND offer telecom data centers 40 GB Ethernet solution

InfotechLead America:Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced a performance-optimized solution featuring the Mellanox ConnectX-3 Network Interface Controller (NIC) together with the 6WINDGate networking software. 6WIND provides data plane processing in software defined networks.The new solution is combined with Mellanox’s SwitchX 40GbE switch, software, and cables to enables Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and operators to accelerate the deployment of virtualized and non-virtualized networks and software defined networking (SDN) on standard high-volume servers.

Together, Mellanox and 6WIND are the first to provide a comprehensive end-to-end 40GbE interconnect solution for telecom data centers, delivering end users the highest bandwidth, performance and efficiency currently available in the market.

Mellanox’s ConnectX-3

Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 is the leading NIC of choice for 40GbE server and embedded platforms. The Mellanox ConnectX-3 PMD, pre-integrated within 6WIND’s enhanced Intel DPDK library as well as within the 6WINDGate software, will be available in the second quarter of 2013.

According to market research firm Crehan Research, Mellanox rapidly grew its 10GbE market share to approximately 19 percent of Q4 2012 total market share. Mellanox’s market share was found to be the fastest growing of all vendors represented, demonstrating an over 3X increase compared to the previous quarter.

Earlier this month, Mellanox announced the availability of hardware-based network virtualization and storage acceleration solutions for OpenStack-based public and private clouds. The system enables customers to deploy an embedded virtual switch (eSwitch) to run virtual machine traffic with bare-metal performance, provide hardened security and QoS, with simpler management through Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow APIs.

StorIT signs distributor agreement with Mellanox Technologies

Last year, data storage specialist StorIT signed a distributor partnership agreement with Mellanox Technologies to enable enables StorIT to distribute Mellanox Technologies’ range of Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions, including adapters, switches, cables and software, for the GCC, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Levant and the North African regions.

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