Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading
supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced ConnectX-3
Pro, the industry's first network adapter IC and card with hardware
offload engines that support virtualized overlay networks commonly used
in cloud infrastructures. With hardware offload support for VXLAN and
NVGRE, ConnectX-3 Pro enables cloud providers to build large-scale
infrastructures with industry-leading performance and dramatically lower
CPU overhead, thus reducing cloud application cost and increasing cloud
ConnectX-3 Pro, the industry's first network adapter IC and card with hardware offload engines that support virtualized overlay networks commonly used in cloud infrastructures. (Photo: Business Wire)
Historically, interconnects have limited the scalability of compute and
cloud infrastructures, preventing them from supporting ever larger
numbers of tenants and applications and from implementing resource
mobility within the cloud. As a result, new networking overlay
technologies were developed to enable application and tenant scalability
and resource tunneling across the cloud. Unfortunately, the use of these
technologies has been limited due to the high CPU overhead imposed on
cloud resources. Mellanox's ConnectX-3 Pro implements these overlay
technologies within the interconnect hardware itself, allowing clouds to
take advantage of virtually unlimited scalability and resource mobility
without the CPU overhead.
"To meet the growing demand of cloud computing services, cloud providers
must be able to take full advantage of new software techniques to
scale-up their cloud networks without reducing performance or efficiency
of the infrastructure," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing
at Mellanox Technologies. "With ConnectX-3 Pro, cloud providers will be
able to easily scale and grow their business and provide new value-add
services while reducing the cost of their cloud infrastructure; ushering
in the age of Cloud 2.0."
ConnectX-3 Pro is hardware and software compatible with Mellanox's
ConnectX-3 line of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 and 40GbE adapters.
ConnectX-3 Pro is available today for samples with general availability
in May 2013.
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 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 www.mellanox.com.
Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost,
InfiniScale, MLNX-OS, PhyX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect and
Voltaire are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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property of their respective owners.
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