Ethernet That Delivers: VMworld 2015

Enterprise, Events, Virtualization

Just one more week to go before VMworld 2015 begins at Moscone Center in San Francisco. VMworld is the go-to event where business and technical decision makers converge.  In recent years, this week-long conference has become the major virtualization technologies event, and this year is expected to be the biggest ever.


We are thrilled to co-present a breakout session in the Technology Deep Dives and Futures track: Delivering Maximum Performance for Scale-Out Applications with ESX 6 [Tuesday, September 1, 2015: 11AM-Noon]


Session CTO6454:
Presented by Josh Simons, Office of the CTO, HPC – VMware and Liran Liss, Senior Principal Architect, Mellanox.

An increasing number of important scale-out workloads – Telco Network Function Virtualization (NFV), in-memory distributed databases, parallel file systems, Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Direct, and High Performance Computing – benefit significantly from network interfaces that provide ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and high packet rates. Prior to ESX 6.0,Single-Root-IO-Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Fixed Pass through (FPT), which allow placing hardware network interfaces directly under VM control, introduced significant latency and CPU overheads relative to bare-metal configurations. ESXi 6.0 introduces support for Write Combining, which eliminates these overheads, resulting in near-native performance on this important class of workloads. The benefits of these improvements will be demonstrated using several prominent workloads, including a High Performance Computing (HPC) application, a Data-Plane-Development-Kit (DPDK) based NFV appliance, and the Windows SMB-direct storage protocol Detailed information will be provided to show attendees how to configure systems to achieve these results.

I’d like to invite you to join me at the Mellanox booth #2111 to check out our latest in products and technologies, including the recently announced Spectrum switch, new ConnectX-4/ConnectX-4 Lx NICs and LinkX cables, supporting standard Ethernet speeds of 10/25/40/50 & 100Gb/s.


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We will feature presentations from some of our partners including: Quanta, Supermicro, Nutanix, Tintri, Scality, Zadara Storage, Saratoga Speed, Elastifile.


We will also feature demo stations that include our current technology and roadmap, including our 10/25/40/50/100 GbE solutions. Our demos will also include in-depth presentations on using the Mellanox CloudX proven and qualified reference design to build your cloud infrastructure over vSphere 2015, VSAN 6.0 all-flash and NSX.


  • CloudX Enterprise – Simplify Your Private Cloud Deployments
    • A CloudX based hyper-converged platform for private cloud deployments, that has been qualified to run typical enterprises workloads, includes vSphere 2015, VSAN 6.0 All-Flash and NSX over 40GbE gear
  • CloudX Telecom – The Foundation of NFV Solutions
    • A CloudX based hyper-converged platform for Communications Service Providers that deploy NFV based clouds. The solution has been qualified to run the typical Telco workload, includes vSphere 2015, VSAN 6.0 All-Flash and DPDK over 40GbE gear.
  • Ethernet that Delivers – The Foundation of Hyper Converged Systems Technology
    • A preview of vSphere 2015 over our new 25/50/100GbE gear that will include our Spectrum switch, ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx and LinkX cables.
  • Storage without Bottlenecks – Accelerate Access to Storage
    • All vSphere’s storage solutions – VSAN, ScaleIO and iSER



Each day we will feature prize giveaways in our booth, with a grand prize on Thursday.  Please see our event page for more information and details.


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I hope to see you there!



About Motti Beck

Motti Beck is Sr. Director Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies Inc. Before joining Mellanox Motti was a founder of BindKey Technologies an EDC startup that provided deep submicron semiconductors verification solutions and was acquired by DuPont Photomask and Butterfly Communications a pioneering startup provider of Bluetooth solutions that was acquired by Texas Instrument. Prior to that, he was a Business Unit Director at National Semiconductors. Motti hold B.Sc in computer engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Follow Motti on Twitter: @MottiBeck

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