Mellanox simplifies hybrid cloud connectivity

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced the development of a solution that enables users to simplify and reduce the cost to extend existing non-virtualized on-premise data centers to Microsoft Azure, the company said.

The solution runs over an industry standard software and hardware that includes Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC), Mellanox Spectrum switches and ConnectX IO adapters, which can scale to up to millions of virtual machines (VMs).

The solution eliminates the extreme complexity and the high cost that have been required with older solutions and thus enables Enterprise IT managers to expand their non-virtualized data center to Azure and to achieve their goals while maintaining an attractive total cost of ownership (TCO).

Mellanox Spectrum switch systems are an ideal spine and Top of Rack (ToR) solution, allowing maximum flexibility, with port speeds ranging from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s per port, and port density that enables full rack connectivity to every server at any speed. The ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) based switch platforms support multiple operating systems, including SONiC and leverage the advantages of Open Network disaggregation and the Mellanox Spectrum ASIC capabilities.

Microsoft´s Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) is the first solution to break monolithic switch software into multiple containerized components. SONiC enables fine-grained failure recovery and in-service upgrades with zero downtime. At its core, SONiC is aimed at efficient cloud networking use cases, where simplicity and management at scale are the highest priority. Complete with monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, SONiC is a perfect fit for the Mellanox Spectrum family of switches.

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) 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.