Mellanox Collaborates with VMware to Accelerate Applications in Virtualized Data Centers

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Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that it is collaborating with VMware to help customers make the performance of their storage systems more efficient. The solution will be previewed at VMworld® 2017, with Mellanox iSER (iSCSI Extensions for Remote Direct Memory Access [RDMA]) networking solutions leveraging VMware vSphere®. iSER uses an Ethernet Storage Fabric as a unified connectivity solution for compute and storage, thereby eliminating the need for Fibre Channel while providing improved performance at a lower cost. Preliminary benchmark results show that iSER accelerates storage throughput by more than 3x and IOPs by more than 2x when compared to ordinary iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface). In addition, it also enables 2x better efficiency versus Fibre Channel storage connectivity.

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iSER is an industry standard protocol that uses RDMA technology to eliminate the network processing overhead, while preserving full compatibility with the widely used iSCSI protocol. Thus it enjoys the proven stability, resiliency, security, high availability and recovery benefits of iSCSI, which makes it an enterprise-ready storage networking solution. iSER uses high performance RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) NICs, over ordinary Ethernet networks without requiring lossless configuration. This allows cloud, storage, and enterprise customers to deploy iSER more quickly and easily while accelerating application performance, improving total infrastructure efficiency and reducing cost.

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