Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today announced a new software solution that provides ultra-fast remote block storage access over a 10 GbE or InfiniBand fabric. The software can be deployed over industry standard servers to enable high-performance x86-based storage or gateways. Voltaire Storage Accelerator™ (VSA™) software enables a storage server pair to process up to a million I/O operations per second (IOPS) and deliver more than 10 GB/s of data. A unified cluster of storage servers using VSA instantly becomes capable of delivering tens of millions of transactions per second that can be shared among any server in the fabric. VSA software speeds access time by a factor of 100X over traditional storage systems, leading to far greater application performance at lower costs and using significantly less space. VSA improves performance of applications that require rapid access to data such as persistent messaging systems in financial services, analytics, data warehousing and high-performance computing. For cloud computing and environments running VMware ESX, VSA can boost virtual machine performance, and eliminate I/O delays and boot storms, while significantly reducing storage costs. Voltaire’s portfolio of scale-out 10 GbE and InfiniBand switches, management and application acceleration software is focused on delivering performance and efficiency in the consolidated data center by accelerating applications while improving infrastructure utilization and reducing space and power requirements. VSA software is the newest addition to the portfolio and addresses the last bottleneck in fabric performance: storage I/O. “There have been many recent advancements in storage throughput with the advent of SSDs and other technologies, so now the challenge becomes how to drive this mega-capacity over the network,” said Asaf Somekh, vice president of marketing, Voltaire. “VSA solves this challenge and enables IT organizations to build their own high-performance storage system with off the shelf components. This is the storage solution cloud providers have been waiting for.”
In a recent benchmark test conducted by Voltaire and Fusion-io, VSA with a single industry-standard 1U storage server using Fusion-io ioDrive Duo drives produced close to 500,000 IOPS and delivered more than 5 GB/s of throughput.VSA is installed on standard Linux storage servers and can front end DAS (SAS/SATA), SAN (FC/iSCSI), Flash or RAM-based storage. VSA ensures that the storage devices can be accessed in parallel over the fabric at speeds that are a few magnitudes faster than any SAN technology, while providing iSCSI management semantics for ease of use. In addition, VSA can be deployed as a tier zero storage cache in front of slower DAS or FC SAN storage systems, or to provide Fibre Channel I/O virtualization allowing fabric consolidation and eliminating the need for Fibre Channel HBAs. Availability VSA software is available today. More information is available at www.voltaire.com/vsa. Voltaire Executive to Present at HPC Financial Markets Conference Today Patrick Guay, General Manager, U.S. Operations at Voltaire, will speak about the unique value of VSA software on a panel entitled, “High Performance Storage Options for Demanding Financial Services Applications,” at the 2010 High Performance Computing Financial Markets show and conference at 11:00 am ET today at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Mr. Guay will join panelists from HP, VMware, and R Systems to discuss high performance storage options that keep pace with HPC, low latency and virtualization technologies for high-volume trading. They will also address how IT managers can save money, power, and space despite increasing demands on data center storage. About Voltaire Voltaire (NASDAQ: VOLT) is a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire’s family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption. Used by more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 and other premier organizations across many industries, including many of the TOP500 supercomputers, Voltaire products are included in server and blade offerings from Bull, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NEC and SGI. Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra’anana, Israel and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. More information is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247. Forward Looking Statements Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to Voltaire’s plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon management’s current estimates and projections of future results or trends. They also include third-party projections regarding expected industry growth rates. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Voltaire’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.