Mellanox Expands Availability of Industry-Leading Data Center Technology with PartnerFIRST Program for Resellers

Customers Gain Easier Access to Mellanox Performance and Efficiency Benefits through Program Certified Resellers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – May 6, 2009 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage, today announced the PartnerFIRST program, a new reseller program designed to ease market access and expand awareness of the company’s industry-leading server and storage adapters, and gateway and switch products for enterprise and high-performance computing data centers. The program offers comprehensive training, collateral, and pre-sales and market development support for resellers to leverage the increasing demand for Mellanox InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions.

“With the increased requirement for boosting overall system performance in HPC, spread of enterprise data center virtualization, cloud computing, and other initiatives, we are seeing rising demand for faster switching and I/O technologies,” said Jie Wu, Research Manager, Technical Computing at IDC. “By offering support through programs such as PartnerFIRST, suppliers like Mellanox can accelerate growth in the number of qualified resellers who can respond to this demand in both HPC and enterprise markets.”

“As multi-processor, multi-core systems see greater adoption in data centers, IT managers are realizing that they need faster switching and I/O technology to eliminate the bandwidth bottlenecks in order to maximize their investments in compute horsepower,” said Gary Gammon, Senior Vice-President of Marketing, Bell Micro. “Mellanox’s PartnerFIRST program is making it much easier for us to reach out to these customers and demonstrate the value of Mellanox’s leading-edge networking solutions.”

“Enterprises are looking for faster networking options for their data centers, and Mellanox has a comprehensive line of solutions that enable resellers to take advantage of that demand,” said Tech Data Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Pete Peterson. “The PartnerFIRST program demonstrates Mellanox’s commitment to its partners, offering VARs new sales and marketing resources that will help them bring these solutions to the market more efficiently and profitably.”

“As we continue to expand our lineup of adapters, switches, and gateways to enable industry-leading performance in data centers of all kinds, resellers are a vital conduit for reaching our target markets,” said Marc Sultzbaugh, Vice President of Sales at Mellanox Technologies. “The PartnerFIRST program will help increase our reseller network by giving resellers the tools they need to succeed.”

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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

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