Mellanox and LSI Corporation Introduce Low-Latency Storage Solution to Accelerate Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Workload Performance
Low-latency storage and interconnect solution doubles Virtual Machine
density in VDI infrastructures
SAN FRANCISCO--(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, and LSI Corporation, today announced
the results of a collaborative solution for enabling greater virtual
desktop density per server using VMware Horizon View™. The combined
low-latency solution consists of a Mellanox 40GbE NICs and the LSI Nytro™
MegaRAID® application acceleration card that uniquely
integrates onboard flash capacity with intelligent caching software and
hard drive RAID management. The integrated application acceleration
solution is designed to provide customers with a lower cost alternative
to traditional storage solutions. With a virtual desktop infrastructure
(VDI) workload, the joint solution supports up to 1,500 desktops across
10 vSphere servers with a hardware MSRP of less than $25,000.
"Providing acceptable response times to virtual desktop users while
maximizing the number of desktop sessions per server can be
challenging," said Manish Muthal, vice president of product management
and strategy, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI Corporation. "The
low-latency LSI Nytro MegaRAID card, combined with Mellanox's 40GbE
NICs, delivers an intelligent and cost-effective VDI solution compared
to all-flash solutions that can cost upwards of $100K."
"Mellanox 40GbE interconnects teamed with LSI PCIe flash cards optimizes
VDI environments and provides unmatched cost-performance benefits." said
Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.
"The hardware offload capabilities embedded in our 40GbE NICs overcome
the limitations of ordinary TCP/IP interconnects, thereby allowing
servers to efficiently connect to the storage subsystem and take full
advantage of the performance of flash storage in a VDI environment, and
eliminates redundant and costly SAN infrastructure."
"A high density VDI environment can benefit from low latency storage,"
said Mason Uyeda, senior director, technical marketing, End-User
Computing, VMware. "This solution demonstrates the potential performance
of an economical enterprise-class implementation using VMware Horizon
To evaluate this solution supporting a VMware Horizon View environment,
a pair of white box servers was used with the Mellanox 40GbE end-to-end
solution and LSI Nytro card. Since enterprise environments demand no
single point of failure, the performance overhead of supporting a highly
available configuration was measured. A detailed paper on tested
configuration is available at http://www.mellanox.com/related-docs/whitepapers/SB_Virtual_Desktop_Infrastructure_Storage_Acceleration_Final.pdf.
Demonstration and presentations at VMworld 2013 (August 25th
- August 29th)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #2005 to learn about the benefits
of running VDI over the combined Mellanox and LSI low-latency storage
solution. More information on Mellanox's activities during VMworld 2013
may be found at http://www.mellanox.com/vmworld13.
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.
Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost,
InfiniScale, MLNX-OS, PhyX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect and
Voltaire are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Connect-IB, CoolBox, FabricIT, Mellanox Federal Systems, Mellanox
Software Defined Storage, MetroX, MetroDX, Mellanox Open Ethernet, Open
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are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.
LSI, Nytro and MegaRAID are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI
VMware and VMware Horizon View are registered trademarks or trademarks
of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of
the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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