Dell Announces Enhanced Cloud Efficiency With Mellanox Technologies’ 25Gb/s Ethernet Connectivity

Mellanox Technologies, a global supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced the availability of Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. These adapters are now available on Dell PowerEdge servers. 

The new Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, equipped with ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb/s Ethernet adapters, would deliver significant application efficiency advantages and cost savings for private and hybrid clouds running demanding big data, Web 2.0, cloud, analytics, and storage workloads.

“We are pleased to offer Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx based 10/25 Gb/s Ethernet adapters in our PowerEdge server product line,” said Brian Payne, executive director, Dell Server Solutions. “The new Mellanox adapters enable Dell PowerEdge customers to achieve new levels of application and operational efficiency and deliver improved return on investment from their private cloud infrastructure. The advanced virtual network accelerators makes enterprise deployments simpler and more efficient, and supports private clouds with many users while still providing excellent isolation, performance, and service agility.”

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Dell PowerEdge servers, paired with ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 GbE based adapters would allow clients to process large quantities of data and deliver real-time analytics and business insights in workload intensive enterprise cloud data centers.

ConnectX-4 Lx 25 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters are fully backwards compatible with existing 10GbE switches and fiber cabling plant; and thus enable the migration to higher-performance networking, without demanding costly upgrades or incurring additional operating expenses.

Application Acceleration

Mellanox’s ConnectX-4 Lx adapters deliver data center virtualization capabilities including overlay network acceleration (VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve), embedded virtual switch, and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE); enabling application acceleration and network virtualization at full wire speed.

These features would allow both hybrid and private cloud environments to achieve the agility and scalability benefits of server and network virtualization while maintaining bare metal performance and getting the best application efficiency out of expensive CPU, I/O, memory, and storage investments.

“Adoption of the new generation of 25, 50 and 100GbE products is occurring at a much faster pace than previously thought,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s 25GbE adapters are designed to be plug-and-play using the same infrastructure as 10GbE so customers can future-proof their networks with unbeatable ROI and price/performance. For instance, 25Gb/s bandwidth is required to fully utilize the performance of just one NVMe Flash drive for analytics and software defined storage applications. The new 25GbE adapters allow customers to fully utilize the most advanced server and storage platforms and achieve new levels of efficiency.”

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