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TMCNet:  Mellanox Expands Line of MetroX™ Long-Haul Interconnect Solutions and Introduces MetroDX™ for Inter Data Center Connectivity

[February 11, 2013]

Mellanox Expands Line of MetroX™ Long-Haul Interconnect Solutions and Introduces MetroDX™ for Inter Data Center Connectivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel --(Business Wire)--

Mellanox (News - Alert)® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of new RDMA InfiniBand and Ethernet long-haul interconnect solutions as part of the company's MetroX product line. MetroX products enable long-reach, high-throughput RDMA connectivity within and between data centers across multiple geographically distributed sites. MetroX enables IT managers to effectively connect remote data centers together, and provide faster disaster recovery and better utilization of remote storage or compute infrastructures.

Mellanox's MetroX and MetroDX long-haul interconnect solution family (Photo: Business Wire)

Mellanox's MetroX and MetroDX long-haul interconnect solution family (Photo: Business Wire)

The new systems are part of the MetroX long-haul interconnect solution family and include:

  • MetroDX TX6000 - MetroX based system aimed at internal data center long reach connectivity or between close data center compute and storage infrastructures. The TX6000 supports 18 long-haul ports running 40Gb/s to a distance up to 1,000 meters.
  • MetroX TX6200 - MetroX based system that enables longer reach campus and metro data center connectivity. The TX6200 supports 2 long-haul ports running 10/40Gb/s to a distance up to 100km.

The two new systems are in addition to the recently announced MetroX TX6100 system, which supports 6 ports running 40Gb/s to a distance up to 10km.

"The need for long-haul InfiniBand and Ethernet with RDMA connectivity continues to grow," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of market development at Mellanox Technologies. "The MetroX series extends InfiniBand and Ethernet lossless RDMA beyond a single data center network location. Data center expansion or Disaster Recovery (DR) sites can now benefit from Mellanox's fastest interconnect solutions with no performance degradation. Utilizing Mellanox high-throughput interconnect solutions, our customers are able to reduce their database recovery time from days to hours, and thus maintain their business continuity and gain a competitive edge."

MetroX joins Mellanox's Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) end-to-end interconnect portfolio and will be available during the second quarter of 2013.

Join us for a live webinar on Mellanox's MetroX Long-Haul Solutions:

  • When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00am EST/ 8:00am PST
  • Register Today

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniScale, PhyX, SwitchX, UFM, Virtual Protocol Interconnect and Voltaire (News - Alert) are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Connect-IB, CoolBox, FabricIT, Mellanox Federal Systems, Mellanox Software Defined Storage, MetroX, MetroDX, MLNX-OS, ScalableHPC, and Unbreakable-Link trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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