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Mellanox Launches 25/50 Gbps Ethernet Adapters for Open Compute Project

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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SUNNYVALE, CA: Mellanox Technologies a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems– announces the launch of ConnectX-4 Lx adapters, 25 & 50Gb/s Ethernet single and multi-host adapters for Open Compute Project (OCP).

ConnectX-4 Lx adapters are dedicated single and multi-host solutions for OCP, enabling significant upgrades without overhauling existing data center cable infrastructure. The contributions include single and multi-host versions of both the ConnectX-4 & ConnectX-4 Lx adapters with 25, 50 & 100Gbps Ethernet technology.

Mellanox’s ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx adapters are the only ethernet adaptors to provide network adapters for multiple OCP server and storage Platforms including Yosemite, Leopard, and Rackspace Barreleye, an Open-Power based platform

Based on Mellanox Multi-Host TM technology, ConnectX-4 Lx provides an innovative solution delivering flexibility and major cost savings for next generation Cloud, Web2.0 and Telco Data centers.

Multi-Host technology separates the network and enables building new scale-out heterogeneous compute and storage racks with direct connectivity from multiple hosts to a single network controller.

“Mellanox has been committed to OCP’s vision from its inception. The contribution of the ConnectX-4 Lx 25 and 50Gb/s Ethernet adapter, enables Cloud, Web 2.0 and Telco’s to enable open platforms, unleash innovation, and unlock performance,” says Kevin Deierling, Vice President marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “Offering backwards compatibility with existing fiber infrastructure, with these adapters there is simply no reason not to jump from 10 to 25 and 50 Gbps open platforms to achieve the highest performance, flexibility and agility, while eliminating vendor lock-in.”

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