Mellanox has joined ODCC to form strategic partnerships with other ODCC members interested in developing powerful and cost-efficient networks, to meet China’s booming demand for data-center capacity.
The Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) is an industry led non-profit consortium formed by China’s leading technology providers: the Web 2.0 giants Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent (BAT), the Telecom giants China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, and backed by Chinese government agencies.
ODCC promotes open hyperscale data center specifications for building an ecosystem that shares proven best practices and designs, and leverages economy-of-scale efficiencies among China’s large players.
As a dedicated supporter and solution developer, Mellanox is leveraging and integrating, our differentiated technologies and designs into some of the world’s largest cloud data centers.
Mellanox is a leader in Ethernet networking and looks forward to collaborating with other ODCC members to advance data center architectures specifically by contributing to the Phoenix project, through RoCE enablement, and advancing the Open Ethernet Vision.
Launched in August 2017 by the ODCC Network Work Group, the goal of the Phoenix Project is to promote whitebox switching, with SONiC running as an open network operating system (NOS).
The Phoenix community is giving its blessing to a known and stable Community SONiC version and packages, which can run on approved switch platforms. Indeed, Phoenix has standardized on Mellanox SN2410 100/25G as the preferred Top-of-Rack (ToR) solution.
Mellanox is committed to sharing the 25GbE + 100GbE (SN2410) switch hardware design, and is the first switch OEM to do so. Spectrum Silicon building blocks is an exciting new contribution we provide to China’s industry leaders for high-performing, scaled-out and multi-tenant network systems.
ODCC has recognized RoCE’s crucial role in data center interconnectivity, which is fueling the data storm generated by learning, big data analytics and storage applications.
Mellanox is sharing with ODCC members extensive experience gathered on RoCE compatibility testing, construction of lossless networks and application level performance enhancements.
As China continues to grow and shape the future of cloud and edge computing landscapes, we are very excited to collaborate with the ODCC on developing high-performance, scale-out and multi-tenant data center architectures.