Mellanox 10/40Gb/s Ethernet Solutions Boost OpenStack Performance by 5 to 20X
Mellanox announces contribution of OpenStack network and storage
plug-ins to boost performance, harden security and simplify management
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 availability of hardware-based
network virtualization and storage acceleration solutions for
OpenStack-based public and private clouds. Using Mellanox 10/40GbE NICs
and switches and the OpenStack Quantum plug-in, customers can deploy an
embedded virtual switch (eSwitch) to run virtual machine traffic with
bare-metal performance, provide hardened security and QoS, all with
simpler management through Software Defined Networking (SDN) and
Using Mellanox's eSwitch approach, virtual machines can run with 20X
lower messaging latency, consume less CPU resources, and gain native
access to hardware offloads and RDMA. In addition, Mellanox provides an
OpenStack Storage (Cinder) plug-in that allows users to run storage
volume traffic over native RDMA transport, providing 5X faster
throughput over standard TCP/IP, while significantly increasing
infrastructure efficiency by using less CPU resources.
The open architecture of Mellanox's OpenStack solution supports
integration via an SDN Controller and OpenFlow protocol, or natively
into existing cloud management systems offered by cloud operators.
The end-to-end integration can transform OpenStack scalability with
efficient service-level abstractions that are powered by distributed
fabric intelligence. Mellanox's OpenStack solution offloads the
orchestration platform from the management of individual networking
elements, with the end-goal of simplifying operations of large-scale,
complex infrastructures. The hardware-based security and isolation
features can enable wider adoption of multi-tenant clouds while
maintaining user service level agreements (SLA). Mellanox is the first
company to incorporate Big Switch Networks's OpenFlow Indigo-2 open
source agent on its adapter card to enable full support of OpenFlow 1.0.
"Our ongoing joint development activities with the OpenStack community
have resulted in additional integrated solutions that deliver compelling
business value to customers," said Yaron Haviv, vice president of data
center solutions at Mellanox Technologies. "By utilizing Mellanox's new
OpenStack Storage and network virtualization components, customers can
increase application performance by up to 5-20X, simplify management,
and gain better security and isolation, all within a widely used Open
Source cloud infrastructure."
"Cloud infrastructure managers are looking at new and innovative ways to
reduce the overall cost of their cloud solution," said Rob Sherwood, CTO
Controller Technologies at Big Switch. "As long time leaders in the
OpenFlow domain and contributors of open source SDN software, we're
excited to collaborate with Mellanox to deliver cloud infrastructures
extreme application performance at the lowest cost per application."
For OpenStack technical and support questions please email email@example.com.
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
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