Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that several key InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter and switch components for Nova, Cinder and Neutron have been accepted into OpenStack’s newly released Havana distribution. Leveraging Mellanox 10/40GbE or FDR 56Gb/s adapters and switches and the OpenStack Cinder block storage and Neutron plug-ins, cloud vendors can significantly improve storage access performance and run virtual machine traffic with bare-metal performance, while enjoying hardened security and QoS; all delivered in a simple and tightly integrated package.
Mellanox is the first adapter vendor to be listed on the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace - a directory of technologies and products which have been certified by Red Hat and are designed to optimize Red Hat OpenStack based distributions.
“We are pleased to have Mellanox’s early support for the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace and collaborate with them on OpenStack’s enterprise advancement,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. “We look forward to OpenStack users seeing the intersection of Red Hat and Mellanox’s technologies during their deployments of the Havana distribution.”
National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
“Mellanox is a trusted vendor, and its contribution to OpenStack has reduced the complexity of our integrated cloud cluster,” said Professor Lindsay Botten, Director of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). “Mellanox’s interconnect solutions allow for faster inter-node connectivity and access to storage, providing Australian researchers and scientific research organizations with critical on-demand access to our high-performance cloud.”
“The power of OpenStack is in its agility. If there's one thing that we see consistently at the scores of Global 2000 customers where we've deployed OpenStack, it's the need for more efficient utilization of infrastructure,” said David M. Fishman, VP Marketing at Mirantis. “Integrating Mellanox with Mirantis OpenStack helps ensure that technology driven organizations we work with can build and deploy apps on the cloud faster, and get the best performance/ROI from their cloud network, compute and storage gear.”