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Mellanox to Support VMware vSphere
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage, today announced that its ConnectX® 10 Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapters are expected to support VMware vSphere™. Launched today, VMware vSphere is the industry’s first cloud operating system, transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures to enable the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. VMware vSphere gives customers uncompromising control, with greater efficiency, while preserving customer choice.

By supporting VMware vSphere, Mellanox expects to extend the value of its ConnectX adapter products into customers’ next-generation data centers by enabling customers to manage large collections of infrastructure — including CPUs, storage and networking — as a seamless, flexible and dynamic cloud environment.

Mellanox’s line of ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapters are VMware Ready™ Certified, meaning they have completed the VMware Hardware Certification Program testing criteria for use with VMware Infrastructure 3.5 and is now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide. Certification testing for vSphere is work in progress. Passing the extensive certification testing helps ensure that ConnectX 10 Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapters are compatible with VMware technology and ready for deployment in customer environments.

“We are pleased that Mellanox is taking the next step to helping provide customers with a more flexible, reliable and scalable computing environment,” said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. “By supporting VMware vSphere, our partners can further enable increased efficiency, control and choice for customers.”

“Virtualization is a key technology driving lower data center total cost of ownership while enabling new cost-effective cloud computing services. vSphere provides a seamless, flexible and scalable environment to manage the entire resources in the data center and manages all the different distributed components as one highly integrated system,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We look forward to supporting vSphere with our line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet high-performance, low-power connectivity products and leveraging vSphere’s advanced features to provide the most efficient end-to-end data center solutions.”

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,000 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:37 PM by David Marshall
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