Sunnyvale, Calif. and Yokneam, Israel – August 29, 2011 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its ConnectX®-2 10GbE adapter has achieved VMware Ready™ status. The designation indicates that Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 10GbE adapter has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog.
Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapter makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.
“We are pleased that Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 10GbE adapter qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run in production environments,” said Sheryl Sage, Director, Alliance Programs, VMware.
“Virtualization is driving data center efficiency and enabling new cost-effective system architectures that deliver flexible, reliable IT services,” said John Monson, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s VMware ESXi 5.0 certified 10GbE adapters provide superior performance and agility, translating to lower operating expenses, improved business results and superior ROI.”
The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 2,000 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.
Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 10GbE adapter can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at http://alliances.vmware.com/public_html/catalog/PublicCatalog.php. Hardware products can also be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC, enterprise, mega warehouse data centers, cloud computing, Internet and Web 2.0.
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