Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Accelerates X-IO's ISE-2 Intelligent Storage Solution
Mellanox RDMA-based interconnects enable X-IO to achieve more than
15GB of throughput using Windows Server 2012 RC over a single rack
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 RDMA technology for InfiniBand running
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V enabled a new price/performance record for
remote storage using X-IO's ISE-2 Intelligent Storage Solution.
Benchmark results attained a sustainable rate of more than 15GB/s of
throughput using a single-client server equipped with three ConnectX®-3
FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters communicating to three storage servers
with a total of storage capacities exceeding 100 terabytes.
This unprecedented performance eliminates storage bottlenecks and drives
data centers to operate closer to their theoretical performance. Using
this solution will help IT managers to simplify deployment and to meet
their performance goal at a much lower total cost of ownership. These
performance results were achieved using the new Microsoft SMB Direct
protocol implemented in Windows Server 2012 RC running over X-IO's ISE-2
Intelligent Storage Solution.
"Windows Server 2012 SMB Direct enables impressive improvements in
storage performance, as these benchmarks show," said Ian Carlson,
Director, Product Marketing, Windows Server and Virtualization, at
Microsoft. "At lower cost and with high performance, customers can
significantly increase data center efficiency."
X-IO designed its Intelligent Storage Elements and architecture from the
ground up to accelerate enterprise applications and drive ‘Xcellent'
storage price/performance. It uses commodity servers that are connected
by Mellanox's FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switches.
"At X-IO we are driven to deliver very high performance storage
solutions with ‘Unmatched Performance with Unmatched Value'," said X-IO
Vice President Rick Nelson. "Incorporating interconnect solutions from
Mellanox is consistent with that business perspective."
Mellanox's RDMA interconnect technology provides greater performance and
reduced CPU overhead in enterprise data center applications. Mellanox's
RDMA-based interconnect technologies deployed in the ISE-2 include
ConnectX®-3 InfiniBand adapters and SwitchX® SX6036 managed switch, both
running at FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand speeds.
"Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet RDMA interconnect solutions,
integrated with SMB Direct in Windows Server 2012, deliver an
attractive, high performance and cost-effective solution for remote file
server storage," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of market
development at Mellanox Technologies. "We are delighted to see X-IO,
leveraging Mellanox interconnect solutions, be among the first to
introduce a remote file server storage solution that delivers both
performance and resiliency levels similar to local storage, enabling the
ease of a file server with no performance limitations."
Visit Mellanox Technologies at TechEd Europe (June 26-29)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at the TechEd Europe Partners Pavilion
station #20 to see a live demonstration of Windows Server 2012 SMB
Direct, and the full suite of Mellanox's end-to-end high-performance
Ethernet and InfiniBand data center interconnect products.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX)(TASE:MLNX) 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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