Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the SX1000-series of high-density 10 and 40GbE switches. Based on the company’s recently announced, performance-leading SwitchX™ switch silicon ICs, the SX-1000 series delivers up to 2.88Tb/s of switching in a single 1U device. The SX-1000 leverages Mellanox’s unique IC architecture to deliver industry-leading capabilities in bandwidth performance, density, scalability, latency (230ns) and power. SX-1000 switches combined with additional peripherals, such as cables and Quad-to-Serial Adapters (QSA), allow for configurations as either 10GbE or 40GbE connections. The flexibility of server and uplink connectivity options provide improved efficiency, future proofing, and savings versus alternative 10GbE solutions.
SX1000-Series of 10/40GbE Switches: World's First High Density, 36-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switches for Superior Server and Storage Connectivity (Photo: Business Wire)
A finalist for the ‘Best of Interop’ award in the data center server and storage category, Mellanox will demonstrate the 1/10/40GbE SX1036 switches, combined with the company’s ConnectX®-2 EN 40G Ethernet NICs and QSFP copper and fiber cables, and Unified Fabric Manager™ (UFM™), showing the industry’s first complete end-to-end 40GbE fabric for superior application performance and system efficiency. The combination of application performance and infrastructure optimization maximizes return-on-investment in multiple markets including Web 2.0, financial services, database, virtualized data centers, Internet and hosting, and cloud and high-performance computing.
According to Crehan Research, the 10 and 40 Gigabit Data Center Ethernet Switch market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28 percent, from approximately $4 Billion in 2010 to over $13 Billion in 2015.
“Today’s scaled out data centers for internet commerce, Web 2.0 applications, hosting and business analytics require more powerful, flexible, high density fabrics that remove bottlenecks, accelerate applications and deliver efficiency, and still meet demanding economic constraints,” said John Monson, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s SX1000-series of 10 and 40GbE switches are optimized to meet these requirements with flexible configurations, a rich set of capabilities and best-in-class port density, latency, throughput and power.”