June 9, 2016

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency Data Centers with 25 Gb/s ethernet

Will enable new levels of ROI by improving the density/price point for hyper-scale deployments

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a supplier of interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced the availability of ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, delivering optimal cost-performance and scalable connectivity for Enterprise, Cloud, Telco, Web 2.0 and Storage applications.

Solutions powered by Mellanox, data center architects can now upgrade server communication from 10 to 25 Gb/s within the rack and leverage 100 Gb/s connections between switches to deliver application acceleration at a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Mellanox’s ConnectX®-4 Lx adapters deliver unique and advanced data center virtualization capabilities including overlay network acceleration (VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve), embedded virtual switch, and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE); enabling application acceleration and network virtualization at full wire speed. These features allow both public and private cloud providers to deliver the benefits of server and network virtualization while maintaining bare metal performance and maximizing CPU, I/O, and application efficiency.

For Communication service providers, the HPE adapter, powered by Mellanox ConnectX®-4 Lx with DPDK Poll Mode Driver (PMD) and Accelerated Switch and Packet Processing, (ASAP^2), delivers record setting packet processing performance of 33 million packets per second, with zero packet loss, which enables highly efficient network function virtualization (NFV) deployments, the company claims.

Kevin Deierling, VP marketing at Mellanox Technologies :

The performance expectations placed on data centers today are unprecedented and require organizations to make infrastructure decisions that meet today’s demands while anticipating future growth needs. Mellanox’s 25GbE adapters are designed to serve as direct replacement for commonly deployed 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. For example, just one port of 25GbE delivers 2.5 times more bandwidth per link, consumes less power, requires half the cabling, and half the switch ports versus multiple 10GbE ports, and thus enables application acceleration at a lower cost.

Tom Lattin, GM at Hewlett Packard Enterprise :

Businesses today are faced with increasingly higher data center traffic, so they require IT infrastructure that delivers more bandwidth, high reliability, and a clear ROI. HPE is now delivering new 25Gb Ethernet server networking offerings that provide up to 56 percent more bandwidth at a 27 percent TCO savings compared to 10Gb Ethernet technology, offering exceptional performance and lower overall TCO.

The HPE 10/25 GbE 640SFP28 adapters are offered in both PCIe stand up, (817753-B21) and Flexible LOM form factors, (817749-B21), fitting the HPE ProLiant and Apollo series of servers. These adapters can be ordered immediately for HPE channel partners and customers.

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