Mellanox 10GbE with NVGRE Adapter Delivers 65 Percent More Bandwidth in Windows Server Hyper-V Network Virtualization Environment
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro with NVGRE offload simplifies cloud
deployments, extends scalability and maximizes application performance
in Windows Server Hyper-V based infrastructures
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Microsoft TechEd - 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 its ConnectX®-3
Pro 10GbE adapter with Network Virtualization using Generic Routing
Encapsulation (NVGRE) offload delivers near line-rate speed in a
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualized environment. The
ConnectX-3 Pro is the newest member of Mellanox's family of 10/40/56GbE
adapters. It incorporates hardware offload engines that deliver 65
percent more throughput while reducing the CPU cycles required to
transfer data by 80 percent, compared to standard 10GbE NICs. These
impressive benchmark results demonstrate that using ConnectX-3 Pro with
NVGRE offload enables cloud providers to scale-out virtualized data
centers while simultaneously boosting application performance and
"With Windows Server 2012, customers gain innovative technologies such
as Hyper-V Network Virtualization," said Mike Schutz, General Manager,
Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. "Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro with
NVGRE offload builds on the foundation in Windows Server 2012 and helps
accelerate throughput, increase cloud providers' scalability and reduce
cost. We are pleased to work with Mellanox to give customers the
benefits of network virtualization and SDN."
ConnectX-3 Pro is the industry's first network adapter controller with
hardware offload engines that support NVGRE, an industry standard used
to extend the scale and improve isolation of cloud based infrastructures.
"Using a standards-based tunneling technology like NVGRE for
interconnect virtualization is a key component of a successful
deployment of Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the cloud," said
Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.
"Now, with ConnectX-3 Pro, cloud providers can build secure, large-scale
infrastructures with industry-leading performance. Using the embedded
hardware offload engines to implement virtual overlay networks
dramatically reduces the percentage of CPU consumed by data movement
tasks, thereby freeing up cycles to run applications and thus increasing
General availability of the ConnectX-3 Pro Software driver for Windows
Server 2012 R2 is expected to be in Q3'2013.
Visit Mellanox Technologies at TechEd USA (June 3-6, 2013)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at the TechEd USA Partners Pavilion (booth
#316) to see a presentation of our ConnectX-3 Pro with NVGRE hardware
engines performance over Windows Server 2012, and the full suite of
Mellanox's end-to-end high-performance Ethernet and InfiniBand data
center interconnect products.
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, cables 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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Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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