Mellanox launches World's First 25/50 Gb/s OCP Ethernet Adapters for Single and Multi-Host Technology

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SUNNYVALE, CA: The world’s first 25 & 50Gb/s Ethernet single and multi-host adapters for Open Compute Project (OCP), ConnectX-4 Lx,  has been introduced by Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems at the OCP Summit on Monday. 

The first dedicated single and multi-host solutions for OCP, the ConnectX-4 Lx-based adapters facilitate significant performance upgrades for 10/25 and 40/50 Gb/s Ethernet networks, without having to overhaul existing data center cabling infrastructure. The company offers single and multi-host versions of both the ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx adapters with 25, 50 & 100 Gb/s Ethernet technology.

“Mellanox has played an important role in a number of OCP projects and has contributed to the open hardware and software model,” said, Omar Baldonado, co-chair OCP Open Compute Networking Project. “We are pleased to see continued collaboration and the Mellanox contributions of core network adapter and switching technology to the OCP.”

Mellanox becomes the only company to offer network adapters for multiple OCP server and storage Platforms by introducing ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx adapters. The company also delivers Yosemite, Leopard, and Rackspace Barreleye, an Open-Power based platform. ConnectX-4 Lx delivers an innovative solution that enables flexibility and major cost savings for the next generation Cloud, Web2.0 and Telco Data centers, leveraging Mellanox Multi-HostTM technology.  Multi-Host technology enables organizations to build new scale-out heterogeneous compute and storage racks with direct connectivity from multiple hosts to a single network controller, disaggregating the network.

“Mellanox has been committed to OCP’s vision from its inception. The contribution of the ConnectX-4 Lx 25 and 50Gb/s Ethernet adapter, enables Cloud, Web 2.0 and Telcos to enable open platforms, unleash innovation, and unlock performance,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Offering backwards compatibility with existing fiber infrastructure, with these adapters there is simply no reason not to jump from 10 to 25 and 50 Gb/s open platforms to achieve the highest performance, flexibility and agility, while eliminating vendor lock-in.”