Category Archives: Data Center

Choosing the Right Speed for Your Leaf-Spine Data center Network

We generally assume that faster network interconnects maximize endpoint performance. In this blog, I will examine key factors and considerations when choosing the right speed for your leaf-spine data center networks. To establish a common ground and terminology, I’ve listed below the 5 building blocks that comprise a standard leaf-spine networking infrastructure. Let’s start by […]

Kubernetes for Network Engineers

As a network engineer, why should you care about what the developers are doing with Kubernetes? Isn’t it just another application consuming network resources? Kubernetes is quickly becoming the new standard for deploying and managing containers in the Hybrid-Cloud. Using the same orchestration on-premise and on the public cloud allows a high level of agility […]

The Case for Whale Sharks and Micro Data Centers

The last several years have experienced a huge migration of IT infrastructure to the public cloud.  And it all makes sense, let the cloud provider invent in, manage, and scale the infrastructure which leads to lower costs and improved organization agility for the end-user. Let’s compare the public cloud to the whale shark – one […]

Mellanox’s RoCE Networking Enables Micron’s SolidScale™ NVMeoF-based SAN Platform to Achieve a Breakthrough in Data Center Efficiency

With the tremendous growth of data, the leading worldwide enterprises already realize that analyzing/understanding large amount of data, in real-time, is a key differentiator, that they must have. Micron’s SolidScale, which was launched on March 3rd 2017, is first NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMeoF) based SAN scale-out system, and it enables enterprises to achieve their goal of becoming […]

Mellanox Networking is Everywhere at OCP Summit, Showcases Cloud Infrastructure Efficiency with Microsoft SONiC and Many More!

Every IT organization is on a continuous search for ways to become more efficient and to lower costs. For more than a decade, large “hyperscale” and Web2.0 companies (think Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon) have set the gold standard for deploying the most efficient datacenters. Until very recently, the key to their success was kept […]

Networking Your Nutanix Enterprise Cloud To Scale

Leaf-Spine Architecture with Mellanox Networking Builds Scalable and Efficient Infrastructure Your enterprise cloud on the hyper-converged platform is built to scale. As you grow your business with more customers and new services, your enterprise cloud has to meet your business needs for both today and the future. Can your current network infrastructure also scale efficiently […]

Mellanox Technologies Honored with Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference

At SC 16, Mellanox’s commitment to innovation and dedication to cultivating the HPC community has led to multiple honors, including outstanding leadership in HPC.  The Company was honored with six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The six awards span a variety of categories and acknowledge the company’s achievements in delivering high-performance interconnect technology that […]

Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm

Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]

16 Ways LinkX DAC Cables are “Breaking Out” All Over Servers and Storage

Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]

Mellanox Joins OpenCAPI and GenZ Consortiums, and Continues to Drive CCIX Consortium Specification Development

This week, Mellanox was part of three press releases that announced the formation of two new standardization consortiums – OpenCAPI and GenZ, as well as progress update by the CCIX (Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators) consortium. These new open standards demonstrates an industry wide collaborative effort and the needs to enable open, flexible and standard […]