Mellanox Introduces CloudX Platform to Enable Companies to Build the Most Efficient Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds
CloudX™ improves compute and storage infrastructure efficiency,
reduces costs, enables applications to process vast amounts of data in
real-time, and accelerates business analytics and decision making
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
servers and storage systems, today announced CloudX,
a reference architecture for building efficient cloud platforms. CloudX
is based on the Mellanox OpenCloud™ architecture which leverages
off-the-shelf components of servers, storage, interconnect and software
to form flexible and cost-effective public, private and hybrid clouds.
Leveraging Mellanox's high speed interconnect solutions at 40 and 56Gb/s
and with the ability to use open source-based software such as
OpenStack, CloudX delivers unbounded cloud performance at lower capital
and operational cost. CloudX delivers bottleneck-free performance and is
the ideal cloud infrastructure to enable the development of
next-generation media, business intelligence/analytics, e-commerce,
CRM/HR, social media, and other software-as-a-service applications.
The CloudX platform delivers:
Off-the-shelf server, storage, interconnect and software components
OpenCloud architecture: based on open platforms and the ability to
choose open source (Open Stack) or commercial software
Highest speed interconnect of 40/56Gb/s for fastest data transfer -
InfiniBand and Ethernet
Application and virtual network acceleration
Solid State Drives (SSD) for fastest storage
User friendly access and management
Flexibility to install any software on an ultra-efficient cloud
"DDN has long been championing high performance cloud architecture as
truly the most cost effective solution for the customer, with less
required management, smaller data center footprint, and lower power
consumption," said Lior Gal, vice president, worldwide strategic
accounts at DataDirect Networks. "We are very excited to partner with
Mellanox in this revolutionary cloud architecture."
"Cloud is becoming the most important technology in the data center, and
future applications must run on the most efficient cloud with the best
interconnect," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at
Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox CloudX is built around Mellanox's
56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet Virtual Protocol Interconnect® solutions,
enabling the fastest data transfer and effective utilization of compute,
storage and Flash components to allow companies to develop new
applications with unbounded cloud performance."
"For OpenStack's true value to shine in the enterprise, it requires the
collaboration of a strong ecosystem of global technology leaders," said
Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. "Red Hat is
pleased to be collaborating with Mellanox on its CloudX architecture and
as part of our Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network,
where we're working to build the industry's broadest certified OpenStack
ecosystem to bring choice and the full power of OpenStack to enterprise
"At Mirantis, we get involved in more OpenStack deployments than just
about anyone, and increasingly, we see our customers choose Mellanox
products to ensure their cloud infrastructure meets the throughput and
latency requirements of demanding workloads and applications," said
David M. Fishman, vp marketing at Mirantis. "The CloudX Platform helps
ensure that those deployments run on a hardware foundation that is well
configured end-to-end, to match the agility and efficiency enabled by
"The Cloud is the future of data centers. The ability to build highly
efficient cloud infrastructures based on off-the-shelf components is
critical for the adoption of the cloud and the ability to run our
existing and future cloud based applications. By utilizing high speed
interconnect solutions at 40 and 56Gb/s, the CloudX platform enabled us
to achieve excellent performance when analyzing data in massive volumes
using Hadoop with Xplenty," said Saggi Neumann, cto at Xplenty. "Xplenty
is a cloud based Hadoop as a Service platform that takes the complexity
out of using Hadoop. With Xplenty, no prior knowledge of Hadoop
programming or Hadoop IT skills is required to provision and manage a
Hadoop cluster and to create data flows. Companies of all sizes can
immediately start processing their data to make a positive impact on
their business while using an elastic and scalable infrastructure."
"Dome9 is excited to work together with Mellanox and enable our security
offering on the CloudX platform. Dome9's Cloud SecOps platform allows
cloud providers and enterprises to manage security policies across a
wide range of network security and firewall virtualization
technologies," said Zohar Alon, CEO and Co-Founder Dome9 Security.
"Securing OpenStack clouds built on top of Mellanox's innovative SDN
interconnect technology is an important milestone on our journey to
enable enterprises to deploy a comprehensive cloud security policy,
across any public or private clouds."
For more information about Mellanox CloudX, please visit www.mellanox.com/cloudx.
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, ConnectX, SwitchX and Virtual Protocol Interconnect are
registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. CloudX and Mellanox
OpenCloud are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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