Hammer to Distribute Products from Mellanox Technologies

Distributor bolsters its InfiniBand and Ethernet offering

Basingstoke, Friday 3rd December 2010: Dedicated storage distributor, Hammer, has added vendor Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, to bolster Hammer’s offering to new and existing channel partners. Mellanox’s market leading InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions address a wide range of data centre markets, including High-Performance Computing, financial services, database, Web 2.0, Internet and Cloud. Hammer will distribute Mellanox’s entire range of products in the deal which is Europe-wide.

Paul Hickingbotham, solutions manager at Hammer, said: “We are thrilled to be offering Mellanox’s products to our customer base. Mellanox is a significant player in the InfiniBand and 10Gb Ethernet space and we recognise them as a main innovator in connectivity and converged product developments. We are looking forward to providing our customers with a great opportunity to embrace Mellanox’s product range and help to grow their high-performance interconnect business further.”

Darrin Chen, sr. director of worldwide channels at Mellanox Technologies, said: “Across Europe, organisations are deploying new applications and systems that require scalable and efficient, high-performance connectivity products. With the addition of Hammer, Mellanox can better address these organisations to achieve their performance and return-on-investment goals with our comprehensive line of end-to-end InfiniBand connectivity products and Ethernet adapters.”

Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand connectivity, consisting of the ConnectX®-2 line of I/O adapter products, cables and comprehensive IS5000 family of fixed and modular switches, deliver industry-leading performance and economics for the best return-on-investment for performance interconnect. In addition, the ConnectX-2 line of 10GbE adapters and BridgeX gateways enable data centres with industry-leading Ethernet and convergence solutions for cloud computing providers and virtualized data centres.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Mellanox products deliver market-leading bandwidth, performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution. For the best in performance and scalability, Mellanox is the choice for Fortune 500 data centers and the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam,Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at www.mellanox.com.

About Hammer
Hammer is a leading specialist storage distributor. Its success is based on a total commitment to storage, combined with unrivalled technical knowledge and customer service quality in providing data storage for any storage requirement. Recognized for its commitment to innovation, Hammer works closely with selected world-class vendors and market-leading resellers and integrators. It also develops and provides flexible and bespoke storage solutions for all markets. Founded in 1991 and a privately owned company, Hammer has its headquarters in Basingstoke, England, with a staff of 100+, and has increasing European presence with offices in Ireland, the Nordics, Italy, and Benelux.  For further information visit the website at www.hammerplc.com.

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