Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced the availability of hyper converged platforms for enterprise private clouds and telecom service providers. The reference platforms utilize VMware vSphere 6’s advanced features, including VMware Virtual SAN 6’s all-flash, and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, connected over Mellanox’s 40Gb/s Ethernet inbox driver with DPDK support running over SwitchX switches, ConnectX-3 Pro Network Interface Cards (NICs), and LinkX cables. Preliminary performance benchmarks have shown that customers running over 40Gb/s saw a great increase in overall cluster efficiency with the use of VMware Virtual SAN, including a threefold increase in application bandwidth. This accelerates job completion by eliminating bottlenecks that are associated with accessing servers and solid-state drive (SSD) based storage over 10Gb/s Ethernet.
VMware Virtual SAN is a hypervisor-converged storage software that is fully embedded in VMware vSphere 6. It supports all-flash configuration, and when run over faster networking, delivers improved, highly predictable and uniform performance regardless of workload. VMware NSX is the leading network virtualization platform, which enables a completely new operational model for networking.
“With the exponential growth of data, organizations need solutions that are scalable, efficient and cost-effective,” said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partner Organization, VMware. “Allowing customers to leverage high-speed interconnect solutions at 40Gb/s and pairing these solutions with VMware’s advanced network virtualization and software-defined storage technologies will provide even greater performance efficiency.”
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s Ethernet NIC is fully supported in VMware vSphere 6. It also includes several acceleration engines, among them Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), and SR-IOV to minimize the latency of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). This is essential for network functions virtualization (NFV) that is required by telecom service providers.
“CloudX hyper-converged platforms enable efficient cloud deployments to be built with minimum risks,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president, Marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “Now enterprises and telecom service providers can meet their operational goals and maximize the number of virtual machines running over the same infrastructure, by running VMware technologies over proven platforms connected by 40Gb/s Ethernet interconnect.”
Demonstrations and presentations at VMworld 2015 (August 30 – September 3)
Visit Mellanox at booth #2111 to learn about the benefits of using CloudX Enterprise and CloudX Telecom with VMware vSphere 6, VMware Virtual SAN 6, VMware NSX, and DPDK, connected by Mellanox’s 40Gb/s Ethernet end-to-end solution.
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, cables 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 http://www.mellanox.com.