Mellanox Announces Significant Uptake in End-User Demand for Unified InfiniBand I/O in VMware Environments

Only InfiniBand Unifies Server I/O While Maintaining Seamless Connectivity to Existing LAN and Fibre Channel SAN Infrastructure

VMworld Europe 2008, Cannes, France February 25, 2008 Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX) a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that since its January release of InfiniBand drivers for VMware ESX Server 3.5, it has seen significant demand from its partners, and end-users from multiple enterprise data center vertical markets. Driving heavy interest from Fortune 500 companies is the ability to immediately save I/O power (up to 30%) and I/O cost (up to 50%) by consolidating as many as eight slower-speed I/O adapters and associated cabling complexity with a single, high-speed InfiniBand adapter in today’s virtualized environments. With ESX Server 3.5-based servers using an InfiniBand-based unified I/O, one wire solution, all required I/O services for end-to-end Ethernet LAN and Fibre Channel SAN connectivity can be delivered. Mellanox’s InfiniBand products provide the leading consolidated I/O fabric solution for the 3 million virtualized servers estimated to be installed as of 2007, and expected to grow to 15-20 million by 2012.

“InfiniBand adapters and switch products from Mellanox and its OEM partners include built-in reliability services which ensure a lossless and guaranteed service medium for critical storage traffic,” said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Coupled with leading-edge I/O virtualization features and the ability to deliver all data center traffic types over the same I/O pipe, Mellanox InfiniBand solutions are proving to be the most compelling unified I/O solution at many proof-of-concept and production deployments at data centers across the world.”

Data center architects and IT managers in vertical sectors such as banking, managed hosting services, Web 2.0, insurance services and healthcare are actively engaged with Mellanox and/or its OEM partners to avail the performance benefits of unified InfiniBand I/O in VMware ESX Server 3.5-based deployments, and to cut their data center costs.

InfiniBand drivers for VMware ESX 3.5 are available from Mellanox and its OEM partners today. Mellanox InfiniBand drivers for VMware ESX Server 3.5 are available on Mellanox’s website at Please see VMware’s third party driver support policy at

Visit Mellanox Technologies at VMworld Europe 2008
Come visit Mellanox (Booth #5) at VMworld Europe 2008, February 26-28, 2008, to see the latest demonstrations of Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter cards with VMware ESX Server 3.5, and sign up for the “One Wire Proof of Concept Challenge.”.

During the conference, Sujal Das, senior director of product management at Mellanox Technologies, will present “Delivering Maximum Bang for the Buck with Unified I/O Options in VMware ESX Server 3.5” The presentation will be held on Thursday, February 28, at 10:15 am, in room Redaction 2.

About Mellanox Cluster Center
Mellanox Cluster Center offers an environment for developing, testing, benchmarking and optimizing products based on InfiniBand technology. The center, located in Santa Clara, California, provides on-site technical support and can be accessed through secure sessions onsite or remotely.

The Cluster Center provides a unique ability to access the latest InfiniBand technology, even before it is generally available to the public. It provides a development testing and tuning environment for applications to take advantages of Mellanox’s superior characteristics. For more information, visit http://hpcadvisorycouncil.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance, InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity products that facilitate data transmission between servers, communications infrastructure equipment and storage systems. The company’s products are an integral part of a total solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing and embedded systems.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

Mellanox, ConnectX, InfiniBlast, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniRISC, InfiniScale, and InfiniPCI are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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