Mellanox Technologies [NASDAQ:MLNX]: Increasing Data Center Efficiency to a Whole New...
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Mellanox Technologies [NASDAQ:MLNX]: Increasing Data Center Efficiency to a Whole New Level

Eyal Waldman, President & CEO, Mellanox TechnologiesEyal Waldman, President & CEO
The rapid growth in data volume driven by broadband, wireless and the proliferation of smart devices is forcing enterprises to lookout for solutions that increase the data centre’s efficiency by providing high throughput with low latency, hence delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. The key to being able to use data is to move it. Data needs to move fast enough to support new applications. A generation or more ahead of its competition with respect to link speed, latency and CPU-offload capabilities, Mellanox Technologies [NASDAQ:MLNX] is a market leader in this large and rapidly expanding market. Mellanox designs and sells high-speed networking equipment for server clusters.

The demand for more computing power, efficiency and scalability are constantly accelerating in High Performance Computing (HPC), enterprise, cloud computing and Web 2.0 markets. In order to address these demands, Mellanox provides complete solutions to its customers with adapter cards, switch systems, cables and software’s which supports InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies. Mellanox is the only vendor that currently offers end-to-end support for link speeds of 100Gb/s, 56Gb/s, 50Gb/s and 25Gb/s. The firm manufactures and sells the equipment needed to connect at these speeds, from one end of the network to the other, including adapter silicon and cards, switch silicon and systems, copper cables, and longer range optical cables.

It also offers industry-leading technologies, such as hardware support for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet, Ethernet stateless offload engines, Overlay Networks and GPUDirect. The addition of the FPGA on board provides users with maximum flexibility to offload CPU utilization by migrating portions of their data processing logic to the Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). With the help of Mellanox Technologies and its services, eventually there will be lowering of data center costs and complexities, smart interconnect for x86, Power, ARM and GPU-based compute and storage platforms as well as cutting-edge performance in virtualized overlay networks.

We are seeing revenues from our 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet solutions and traction with large data center customers for our products


“Today, Mellanox is a diversified company, serving more products, markets, and customers. We are seeing revenues from our 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet solutions and traction with large data center customers for these products,” mentions Eyal Waldman, President, and CEO.

For quite some time, the company has worked rigorously to achieve great customer relationships, solving some of the most complex data centre challenges that enterprises and clients face today. For instance, Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking company had been facing problems in processing data and through Mellanox’s Switch-IB 2. It ensured that the E9000 was able to truly leverage real-time data processing and deliver improved performance, data analytics, and business intelligence to their customers.

Looking ahead, Mellanox Technologies aims at the commitment to quality and has implemented an integrated quality management system based on qualitative standards. “This commitment expresses itself throughout our processes ranging from managerial procedures, through development and operating practices, to testing and monitoring of output,” says Waldman. The company’s commitment to quality extends across every aspect of business software design, and manufacturing and the end goal is to supply customers with the best solutions and guarantee their satisfaction in order to ensure robust and elegant solutions.

Mellanox grew out of the field of high performance computing networking (HPC). Today, Mellanox derives less than 50 percent of its revenue from HPC, its traditional market. The firm’s end-to-end capability will continue to thrust it ahead of the league and further extend the gap from the competition.