Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, has been named ‘
Best of Interop’
in the Data Center and Storage category for its ConnectX®
EN 10GigE server and storage I/O adapter with Fibre Channel over lossless Ethernet (FCoE). ConnectX EN is the first adapter to support FCoE hardware offload and Priority Based Flow Control, providing a substantial performance boost while also enabling networking and storage I/O consolidation over a unified Ethernet fabric in the Data Center. These capabilities, in addition to several other integrated features such as virtualization acceleration, provide IT Managers with a simplified, cost effective infrastructure to manage and support, and are being recognized by the industry as being truly leading-edge and innovative.
The finalists for the 2008 Best of Interop Awards were hand-selected by InformationWeek's panel of expert judges. Each year, Best of Interop winners prove to be the key players in the continuing evolution of business technology.
“The Best of Interop Awards are always an indicator of the most innovative and exciting offerings in these product categories, and this year’s winners are no exception,” said Art Wittmann, Editor of InformationWeek. “Mellanox Technologies, winner of the data center and storage category, has truly demonstrated superior technology and innovation, and deserves recognition for their contribution to the industry.”
“Winning the ‘Best of Interop’ Award in the Data Center and Storage category is a tremendous validation of Mellanox’s innovation and leadership,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Delivering FCoE functionality, the single-chip ConnectX dual-port 10GigE “converged” NIC reduces power in addition to the number of adapters, cables, and switches while improving the total bandwidth available and offering the potential to consolidate all of the traffic types over the same Ethernet link.”
ConnectX EN dual-port FCoE adapters, with support for PCI-Express 2.0, are available today in silicon form for LOM (LAN on Motherboard) applications and as PCI Express adapter cards that plug into server and storage systems with various media interconnect support including XFP, SFP+, CX4, and 10GBaseT.