Mellanox introduces fast Ethernet storage fabric controller

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has introduced new BlueField-based storage controllers, , the company said.

These controllers offer ultra-high performance for Ethernet Storage Fabrics, along with extreme efficiency and programmable virtualization for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), empowering customers to build and deploy the world´s fastest and most flexible networked flash storage solutions.

The BlueField BF1600 and BF1700 storage controllers deliver over 4 million IOPS with NVMe-oF, up to 200Gb/s of network and PCIe bandwidth, and network ports configurable as either Ethernet or InfiniBand. They provide performance for NVMe over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet), InfiniBand, and TCP/IP, and include smart offloads for storage including NVMe-oF, erasure coding, and T10-DIF data integrity signatures.

The BlueField SoC integrates the award-winning ConnectX-5 network adapter with sixteen 64-bit Arm cores to create a fully programmable environment for storage software such as compression, encryption, RAID, and virtualization. The new BlueField storage controllers improve the performance and efficiency and extend the capabilities of Ethernet Storage Fabrics. In addition they fully support advanced InfiniBand-based storage solutions.

Mellanox Technologies is a supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet smart 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. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.