|[July 07, 2014]
Mellanox Contributes the World's First Open Source Ethernet Switch MLAG Implementation
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel --(Business Wire)--
Mellanox (News - Alert)® 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 Ethernet Switch MLAG
functionality is now available as open source as part of the community
driven Open Ethernet program. MLAG provides the ability for a host to
connect to two standalone switches with a pair of load balanced bonded
interfaces. Now open and freely available, the MLAG functionality allows
for faster failure recovery. The open source code is available at https://github.com/open-ethernet/mlag
and can be installed and run on a Linux host.
Open Ethernet is the ability to choose the right switch solution without
constraints, the ability to easily separate the hardware from the
software and allow better control over network resources in order to get
the best switch solution for the various, changing data center needs.
The release of the MLAG code is an addition to other available open
source routing protocols, and it enables further standardizations of
data center switch solutions.
"Mellanox continues to drive the community effort to enable Open
Ethernet switch solutions for cloud, web 2.0 and enterprise data
centers," said Amit Katz, senior director of Ethernet switch product
marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The open source MLAG release allows
companies to improve their switch software stack by offering their
customers enhanced network resiliency and better utilization of their
Open Ethernet provides the end user with the ability to choose between
hardware and software to use in their network without forcing a deadlock
between the two, thus enabling the user to freely select the most
adequate platform with the most suitable software and run it on the most
Mellanox provides a true SDN solution by allowing the utilization of
open source sftware and the ability to the user to further fine tune
their switch software and to maximize application performance and
increase the deployment's return on investment.
Adding to the open source community shortens the path of users towards
utilizing the financial and managerial benefits of Open Ethernet-based
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, cables 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.
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Mellanox Open Ethernet is a trademark of Mellanox Technologies. All
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