Zycko Deploys VM Aware Storage Solution from Mellanox and Tintri for Private Cloud Data Center

IT Solutions Provider Leverages Best-in-Class Technologies for Simplified Management, High-Performance and Low Energy Consumption for New Data Center Site

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL - February 16, 2016 - Mellanox 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 Zycko, an international specialist IT distributor of innovative IT solutions, has deployed a software-defined storage solution consisting of Mellanox 56Gb Ethernet networking and hybrid Flash VM-Aware Storage from Tintri. This pairing of optimized technologies provides Zycko with simplified deployment and data center management while simultaneously lowering energy consumption and capital expenditures.

“As a distributor, Zycko has access to a wide range of innovative solutions and we have a culture of deploying the products we sell, within our own business infrastructure. This project required cutting-edge technologies that were fully integrated and offered us the best balance of performance and value,” said David Galton-Fenzi, CEO, Zycko. “Tintri and Mellanox stood out from the rest because both companies are guided by similar principles – providing solutions with optimal performance, manageability and scalability, all while decreasing the size of your data center footprint and lowering costs. This multi-vendor solution has helped us improve our overall business functionality and has been such a success that we realized we could offer this solution and deliver this same commercial value to our customers.”

Zycko's VM Aware storage solution combines a Tintri T820 and the Mellanox SX1012 40/56 Gb/s Ethernet switch. The Tintri platform is an easy to deploy and manage solution which enabled Zycko to begin migrating virtual machines onto it within 30 minutes of unpacking the unit from the box. The Mellanox switch provides tremendous space and cost savings, combined with unmatched performance. Together this joint solution offers:

  • 98 percent decrease in management tasks and troubleshooting
  • 50 percent space reduction in data center
  • Optimized density with 6x 10GbE ports in 1U of space and the ability to support 11x more virtual machines per 1U rack
  • 75 percent less power use per port
  • 18x more storage performance
  • 80 percent cost compared to equivalent technology

“Tintri is the pioneer of VM-aware storage, so when Zycko approached us about deploying a new solution for their own data center that would offer better performance and visibility, we were certainly up for the task,” said Andrew Lee, EVP Strategic Alliances at Tintri. “Even better that we were able to work with Mellanox, since we share a focus on reducing latency and costs. This collaboration has proven to be a success on several levels – satisfied customer, new partnership, and a fully validated solution ready for new customers.”

“Mellanox realizes the benefits of providing fully integrated storage solutions and our open networking solutions enable companies to create virtualized private clouds that deliver exactly what they need,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing, Mellanox. “We were excited to partner with Tintri to build a simple yet powerful storage solution for Zycko and we recognized that this development had created a fully integrated, ready-to-use, turn-key VM aware storage platform. Zycko had the vision to offer this same platform to their customers deploying virtualized data centers to deliver the performance, and space cost savings that can propel businesses forward.”

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About Mellanox
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.

About Tintri
Tintri builds smart storage that sees, learns and adapts, enabling IT organizations to focus on virtualized applications and business services instead of managing storage infrastructure. Tintri VM-aware storage eliminates planning and complex troubleshooting by providing VM-level visibility, control, insight and agility, with all flash performance for virtualized environment and the cloud. Tintri powers hundreds of thousands of virtual machines running business critical databases, enterprise apps, desktops and mobile apps, and private cloud deployments. Tintri helps global enterprises such as AMD, F5 Networks, GE, NEC, NTT, MillerCoors and Time Warner maximize their virtualization and cloud investments. For more information, visit www.tintri.com and follow us on Twitter: @Tintri.


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