Sakura Internet Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for New Public Cloud Infrastructure
Japan's leading Internet service provider selected Mellanox
end-to-end InfiniBand for cloud server and storage connectivity to
optimize cost / performance and increase scalability
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, ISRAEL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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 that leading
Japanese Internet provider Sakura Internet has selected Mellanox
InfiniBand technology for its new cloud hosting infrastructure. Sakura
Internet utilizes Mellanox InfiniBand as the single interconnect
solution for both compute and storage, instead of 10 Gigabit Ethernet
and Fibre Channel. Sakura reduced their capital and operational costs
thanks to InfiniBand cost / performance benefits, enabling Sakura to
bring an economy of scale to Japanese IT. In addition, InfiniBand has
enabled Sakura Internet to increase their cloud hosting scalability and
handle the increased number of services they offer to their users.
"In order to host the increasing number of customers in our cloud
infrastructure, including social gamers, developers, and consumers'
streaming media, we needed to obtain a solution that will help us to
process very high incoming data traffic," said Ken Washikita, General
Manager of Research Center at Sakura Internet. "Mellanox InfiniBand
delivers the needed performance capabilities that we could not get from
10GbE or Fibre Channel. Moreover, utilizing InfiniBand as the sole
interconnect for both compute and storage helped us to increase the
cloud efficiency while reducing both capital and operating expenses."
"With the ever-increasing amounts of rich data in the cloud, service
providers must have a scalable interconnect solution to provide the
necessary throughput and communication among servers and storage," said
Marc Sultzbaugh, vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox
Technologies. "Leveraging the performance, efficiency and scalability of
Mellanox's interconnect solutions, Sakura Internet is able to provide
its customers with a reliable, scalable and flexible cloud services
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.
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Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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