Mellanox Delivers InfiniBand and Ethernet OpenStack Interconnect Cloud Solution with Broad Ecosystem Support

Becomes the first certified End-To-End interconnect vendor for OpenStack distributions

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – October 30, 2013 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that several key InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter and switch components for Nova, Cinder and Neutron have been accepted into OpenStack’s newly released Havana distribution. Leveraging Mellanox 10/40GbE or FDR 56Gb/s adapters and switches and the OpenStack Cinder block storage and Neutron plug-ins, cloud vendors can significantly improve storage access performance and run virtual machine traffic with bare-metal performance, while enjoying hardened security and QoS; all delivered in a simple and tightly integrated package.

Mellanox is the first adapter vendor to be listed on the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace - a directory of technologies and products which have been certified by Red Hat and are designed to optimize Red Hat OpenStack based distributions.

Red Hat
“We are pleased to have Mellanox’s early support for the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace and collaborate with them on OpenStack’s enterprise advancement,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. “We look forward to OpenStack users seeing the intersection of Red Hat and Mellanox’s technologies during their deployments of the Havana distribution.”

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
“Mellanox is a trusted vendor, and its contribution to OpenStack has reduced the complexity of our integrated cloud cluster,” said Professor Lindsay Botten, Director of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). “Mellanox’s interconnect solutions allow for faster inter-node connectivity and access to storage, providing Australian researchers and scientific research organizations with critical on-demand access to our high-performance cloud.”

“The power of OpenStack is in its agility. If there's one thing that we see consistently at the scores of Global 2000 customers where we've deployed OpenStack, it's the need for more efficient utilization of infrastructure,” said David M. Fishman, VP Marketing at Mirantis. “Integrating Mellanox with Mirantis OpenStack helps ensure that technology driven organizations we work with can build and deploy apps on the cloud faster, and get the best performance/ROI from their cloud network, compute and storage gear.”

“In line with our vision for a leading cloud architecture, we designed Enter Cloud Suite with off-the-shelf high-performance hardware and open-source software solution,” said Mariano Cunietti, CTO at Enter. “Utilizing Mellanox’s end-to-end 10GbE interconnect solutions and OpenStack software, we have been able to implement a cost-efficient cloud solution that provides our users with leading performance, scalability and efficiency.”

“As a leader in high-performance networking technologies, Mellanox delivers advanced OpenStack-powered cloud solutions in order to enable customers to increase cost-efficiency, flexibility and security as they accelerate the transition to the cloud,” said Yaron Haviv, vice president of data center solutions at Mellanox Technologies. “We partnered with the leading OpenStack distributions to allow our mutual customers to confidently deploy an OpenStack cloud, with proven interoperability and integrated support.”

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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 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


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