Mellanox ConnectX 10GbE Mezzanine Adapter for IBM BladeCenter Is Compliant

Highly-Integrated, Single-Chip Solution Seamlessly Delivers Critical I/O Performance
STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, DALLAS, TX – October 13, 2008 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based server and storage interconnect products, today announced its performance-leading ConnectX® EN 10GbE Mezzanine adapter for the IBM BladeCenter achieved compliance. Mellanox’s ConnectX 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters incorporate many of the physical layer technologies required to provide a cost and power-optimized 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution. The Mellanox ConnectX EN supports virtualization acceleration features like NetQueue and SR-IOV and I/O consolidation Ethernet features like Data Center Ethernet (DCE) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

“We are pleased that our highly-integrated, performance-leading ConnectX EN 10GbE mezzanine adapters have achieved compliance, meaning they conform to the open IBM BladeCenter specification,” said TA Ramanujam, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Mellanox Technologies. “Applications such as clustered databases, web infrastructures and virtualized solutions that utilize IBM blade servers with ConnectX EN can deliver an enhanced user experience while reducing data center infrastructure power and complexity when compared to multiple, slower speed Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel connections.”

“IT Managers are increasingly evaluating blade servers to simplify their datacenter and lower costs,” said Lisa Galish, marketing chair for “By demonstrating compliance with the open BladeCenter specification, Mellanox can better promote its product to potential blade clients.”

Mellanox offers a complete family of ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters to support a wide variety of cabling options including UTP, Twinax and CX4 for copper and SR, LR and LRM for fibre optics. Mellanox ConnectX EN provides data centers with a rich set of availability, performance and QoS features enabling virtualization, and supports emerging technologies like FCoE and DCE on a single adapter providing I/O consolidation.

Mellanox will demonstrate its ConnectX EN 10GbE Mezzanine adapter for the IBM BladeCenter at the Fibre Channel Industry Association booth (#507) during Storage Networking World (October 13-16, 2008) in Dallas, Texas. The demonstration will showcase ConnectX EN’s FCoE capabilities and benefits of the converged network adapter.

About is a collaborative vendor and end-user community focused on accelerating the development and adoption of blade server solutions. The organization provides leadership to the blade market and fosters a thriving industry ecosystem focused on delivering valuable solutions to blade computing users. Compliant means that a member's product conforms to all required Blade Platform base specifications which are available from the open IBM BladeCenter specification library. The Compliant program and logo were designed with the intention that member companies can promote that their products are fully functional in the open BladeCenter environment. All Compliant test results are verified by a vendor-neutral administrator on behalf of For more information, visit

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 data centers, the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications. The company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect™ (VPI) enables standard communication protocols to operate over any converged network (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Data Center Ethernet) with the same software solution. Utilizing proven networking, clustering, storage, virtualization and RDMA acceleration engines, VPI optimizes application performance, power consumption, workload agility, and total system efficiency while future-proofing IT infrastructure.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

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