Mellanox Releases Ethernet Switch Application Programming Interface (API) to the Community as Part of The Open Ethernet Initiative
Open Software Development Kit Application Interface enables the
Ethernet community to build open source networking applications and
enhance time to market
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 the availability of its
Ethernet Switch Software Development Kit (SDK) Application Programming
Interface (API) with full Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality as an Open
Source software platform. The release of the API is a continued step in
the Open Ethernet™ initiative and works in conjunction with Open Compute
Project (OCP). The Open SDK API enables the Ethernet community to build
open source networking applications and protocols faster and can be a
base for a standard Ethernet switch interface.
For years, Ethernet switch vendors have locked down their solutions,
providing no choice or flexibility for their users. In the era of cloud
computing and Web 2.0 applications, IT managers must control their data
center network in order to achieve higher levels of utilization and
scalability. Open source trends traditionally focused only on operating
systems, standards and applications. Mellanox is building on this
initiative and is leading the "Generation of Open Ethernet" to enable
the next era of open data centers by expanding open source into the data
center infrastructure, and providing capabilities for application
developers to create additional software functionalities on top of the
"By opening the SDK API, we provide our customers with an open interface
for integration of their applications and the freedom to optimize the
Ethernet switch hardware platforms to their needs," said Gilad Shainer,
vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "We encourage
other vendors to join the growing community of the Open Ethernet
initiative and to agree on a common, standard API for all switches, and
for application developers to write network stacks on top of Ethernet
The Open SDK API code and documentation can be downloaded for free from
the Mellanox website or from GitHub. Mellanox will continue to take an
active part in the Open Source community by providing further
enhancements that facilitate increased development and deployment of
this and other projects.
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 is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Mellanox Open Ethernet, and Open Ethernet are trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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