Mellanox Announces Collaboration With Microsoft on Multiple Technology Demonstrations of New InfiniBand RDMA Support in Windows Server "8"
Mellanox Networking Drivers Support Low-Latency Fabric Consolidation,
Continuous Availability, Storage Acceleration and Virtualization for
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading
supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, announced today that Mellanox and
Microsoft showcased multiple demonstrations of drivers for Mellanox's
end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE networking solutions,
including support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) during the
Microsoft BUILD conference. The drivers for the ConnectX® family of
adapters have been optimized for the developer preview of Windows Server
8 and include provisions for accelerated networking, storage, database,
virtualization and clustering applications.
Mellanox's RDMA networking drivers, supported on InfiniBand and
Ethernet, are key components to accelerate and improve performance of
Windows Server-based storage using the Server Message Block (SMB) 2.2
protocol. Using the new SMBDirect capability that supports SMB over
native RDMA and Mellanox networking solutions, end-users can increase
Microsoft SQL Server database performance while reducing capital and
operating expenses by consolidating their network infrastructure into a
single high-speed network. In addition, end-users can achieve
industry-leading, low-latency performance for applications in a
virtualized Windows Server Hyper-V-based data center and in cloud based
"Customers always need performance, scalability and efficiency, which is
the goal with the new Windows Server 8-based storage technology working
with SMBDirect, Mellanox's InfiniBand, and RoCE networking
capabilities," said Manlio Vecchiet, Director of Product Management,
Windows Server and Virtualization, at Microsoft. "Mellanox's
interconnect adapters' RDMA and low latency capabilities provide a new
tool to help accelerate SQL Server database performance."
"We are pleased to work with Microsoft to deliver our InfiniBand and
Ethernet drivers with Microsoft Windows Server 8 and to enable end-users
to leverage the performance benefits from our efficient network
interconnects right out of the box," said David Barzilai, vice president
of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The Windows drivers unleash the
performance capabilities of our networking solutions and have been
extensively tested and optimized to remove bottlenecks to improve
application efficiency in converged, clustered and virtualized
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage.
Mellanox products optimize data center performance and deliver
industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and
cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies
into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative
solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC,
enterprise, mega warehouse data centers, cloud computing, Internet and
Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost,
InfiniScale, PhyX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect and Voltaire are
registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. FabricIT, MLNX-OS,
and SwitchX are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Janine Zanelli, 408-916-0012
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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