Mellanox and Huawei Advance RDMA Technology with Leading-Edge NVMe Over Fabrics Solution

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Aug. 31, 2016 Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high performance cloud and storage networking solutions, today announced that it will preview a new leading-edge NVMe-oF™ (NVM Express® over Fabrics) solution, jointly developed by Mellanox and Huawei, at this week’s HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 (HC 2016) in Shanghai, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2.

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox has been dedicated to network technology development and innovation, and has extensive experience and expertise in the Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) domain.

Huawei, a global leading supplier of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, is dedicated to “Continuous Innovation to Make Computing Simpler” by fostering open cooperation and exceeding customer expectations on the computing platform by providing an outstanding user experience.

Mellanox, in cooperation with Huawei, built the NVMe over Fabrics solution with the goal of attaining lower latency and higher performance as well as a more robust framework for flash memory, thus providing users with a superior performance experience.

“NVMe has brought new changes and challenges to the computing architecture, taxing the traditional architecture beyond its capacities,” said Qiu Long, President of the Huawei Server Product Line. “Huawei servers offer outstanding computing platforms and high-performance NVMe SSDs. We partner with Mellanox this time to present the cutting-edge NVMe over Fabrics solution to address customers’ requirements for high-performance storage. In the future, Huawei will work with more partners to forge an NVMe over Fabrics ecosystem, to accelerate the process that makes NVMe over Fabrics the mainstay for data center resource pool construction.”

“NVMe-oF is designed to set a new standard in high bandwidth, low latency and high IOPS storage,” said Michael Kagan, CTO of Mellanox Technologies. “The solution we have designed with Huawei is designed to enable effortless communication for servers and solid state disks (SSDs) while offering high bandwidth and low latency through Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA).”

Server hardware platform: Huawei FusionServer E9000 blade server
Cluster interconnect network: Mellanox ConnectX-4 100G EDR InfiniBand network Mellanox’s ConnectX®-4 VPI provides 10/25/40/50/56 and 100 Gb/s throughput capacity, supports standard InfiniBand and Ethernet protocols, and offers excellent flexibility. The ConnectX-4 can handle 150 million messages per second, with a latency of only 0,7 µs, while integrating RDMA, GPUDirect, SR-IOV and other turbo caches. This enables the most efficient computing and storage platforms. Huawei’s FusionServer E9000 converged architecture blade server strives to converge infrastructure by integrating compute, storage and network. This cohesive approach improves operational efficiency and data-handling capacity for customers. E9000 supports full NVMe SSD flash blades, which, in combination with the high-speed, low-latency bandwidth of an InfiniBand EDR 100G network, enables a single blade throughput rate of 10 million IOPSs, thereby unleashing the massive potential of services.

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About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet 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. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170 000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.


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