Mellanox Supports the Open Eye MSA With Long History of Designing Analog Optical Transceiver Electronics

June 2, 2019  Brad Smith, Director of Marketing, LinkX Cables and Transceivers Summary Early first-generation 50G PAM4 lasers and ICs had some “issues” causing engineers to resort to using powerful DSPs to clean up the signals in the receiver. Next generation 50G PAM4 lasers and ICs have improved significantly raising the question, “Do we still […]


Provision Bare-Metal Kubernetes Like a Cloud Giant!

Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC can virtualize bare metal Kubernetes to achieve higher ROI.

Starting out my career as an IT engineer in the early 2000’s exposed me to early discussions about hypervisors and virtual machines, including how they can save you time on server provisioning. I was intrigued by the way server virtualization had disrupted enterprise IT over the years, delivering infrastructure efficiency and automation. By the time […]


OpenBMC Automates Cloud Operations

By Elad Wind and Yuval Itkin There’s a saying in the IT industry that when you go Cloud, everything must scale to maximum levels. Server design, power consumption, network architecture, compute density, component costs, heat dissipation and all their related aspects must be designed for efficiency when one administrator might oversee thousands of servers in […]


Out-of-Band Malware Detection with Mellanox BlueField

Mellanox BlueField provides the best out-of-band malware detection for today’s data center

In an era where cyber threats are around every corner and with increasing attacks on data centers, security has become an essential element to include in every machine guarding users’ data. However, many security offerings are defenseless in the presence of malware. Furthermore software based security consumes compute and memory resources that should be allocated […]


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 […]


Mellanox LinkX at OFC19 – 100 and 200/400G Cables and Transceivers

Mellanox showing 100G and 200/400G Cables and Transceivers at OFC 2019

The Optical Fiber Conference was in San Diego Mar 4-7th with 16,000+ attendees and 700 booths. OFC is LinkX’s biggest show of the year as it focuses on future products and was all about 200G/400G using with 50G PAM4 modulation. The Mellanox LinkX team showed an incredible 6 live demonstrations! 400G DR4 – 500m single-mode transceiver […]


Mellanox 200G Cables and Transceivers, LinkX, Debuts at OCP

The First Showing of 200G End-to-End Interconnects Mellanox showed the LinkX 200G Cables and Transceivers Display at Open Compute Project in March in San Jose, CA.  LinkX is always a crowd pleaser and constant source of people taking pictures – especially the 100G and 200G cables and transceivers that were on display.  OCP was the […]


What does Football have to do with NVMe-oF?

Everybody likes a good analogy, even better if it’s a football analogy. First to clarify, by saying Football I mean Soccer.  I know that in some places that’s an important clarification.  In my neighborhood, we played football and we used our legs 😊. Now that we settled that I would like to present my view […]


Enabling HPC and AI Cloud with Ethernet Switching

These are exciting times for Mellanox, especially with Spectrum Ethernet switching.  We are experiencing extreme momentum across many different verticals and use-cases, whether it’s a cloud company or a bank or any enterprise deploying open, scale-out infrastructure. Ethernet Storage Fabrics (ESF) provide the fastest and most efficient networking solution for storage.  ESF leverages the speed, […]


Mellanox Ethernet Video Fabric at NAB 2019

: Mellanox Rivermax™ broadcasting and post production solutions

The adoption of 4K and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using Mellanox’s Ethernet Video Fabrics with the emerging Ethernet speeds of […]