18 July 2018
Mellanox Technologies claims to have launched the industry’s first truly scalable, open framework for private cloud and enterprise data centres.
The company says its Hyper-scalable Enterprise Framework enables organisations to build a high performance 25G, 50G and 100G hyperscale Ethernet network using industry standard hardware and commercial and open-source software, and without the need for a hyperscale budget or resources.
There are five key elements to the framework. They include: Mellanox’s end-to-end suite of adapters, cables and switches; an open and fully disaggregated networking platform; a fully converged network supporting compute, communications and storage on a single integrated fabric; ‘software defined everything’ (‘SDX’) which embraces networking, storage and virtualisation; and cloud software integration with the most popular cloud platforms such as OpenStack, vSphere, and Azure Stack.
The company reckons its end-to-end networking suite delivers advanced acceleration features combined with ease of deployment and management.
According to Kevin Deierling, Mellanox’s VP of marketing, the new framework provides an intelligent, high performance and fully converged network to enable enterprise and private cloud architects to build a world class data centre.
He adds: “With the advent of open platforms and open networking, it is now possible for even modestly sized organisations to build data centres like the hyperscalers do.”