Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX), a world leader for data center Ethernet interconnect solutions, for the first time presented in the Indian market 10/25/40/50 and 100GbE solutions. Mellanox introduced the Open Ethernet switch ‘SPECTRUM’ with a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbits that can transfer 4.77 billion packets per second. The company also revealed to the Indian audience, its ConnectX-4 Lx Ethernet adapter and the LinkX family of Ethernet cables and transceivers.
‘SPECTRUM’ switch based on the 100GbE Ethernet switch ASIC of Mellanox Technologies, is recognized as the world’s leading Ethernet switch. It provides a flexible choice of ports at 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb/s and ensures zero packet loss. This will help users to fully utilize their network resources and maximize the efficiency of the applications in their data center. Compatible with a range of network operating systems, this switch provides customers with the freedom to choose the preferred network operating system. Spectrum is the most efficient solution for cloud-based applications, web 2.0, storage, database and machine learning.
What is 100 GbE?
40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) are groups of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at rates of 40 and 100 gigabits per second (40 and 100 Gbit/s), respectively. The technology was first defined by the IEEE 802.3ba-2010 standard and later by the 802.3bg-2011, 802.3bj-2014, and 802.3bm-2015 standards.The standards define numerous port types with different optical and electrical interfaces and different numbers of optical fiber strands per port. Short distances over twinaxial cable are supported. 40GBASE-T uses twisted pair cabling for 40 Gbit/s over up to 30 m.
|Left to right- Vishal Bharat (Country Manager & Director, Sales), Eyal Waldman ( President and CEO), Charlie Foo (Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan) and Gopan Vijayan Nair (Sr. Director – Business Development – APAC)|
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Eyal Waldman, President and CEO, Mellanox Technologies said, "In today's world, the speed of access to information resources is the competitive advantage. Mellanox’ SPECTRUM based Ethernet switch enables datacentres to deliver the highest performance and lowest TCO. Implementing Mellanox’ solutions in data centers, we help create a solid foundation for improving the competitiveness of businesses in the fast-paced modern world of digital services.”
The products unveiled by Mellanox, are expected to trigger adoption of high speed networking in the Indian data center industry. Spectrum based Ethernet switches, will ensure maximum performance, efficiency and throughput with lowest latency and the lowest power consumption; thereby reducing costs significantly. This will maximize ROI and ensure highest application performance, in datacenters powering the telecom, manufacturing and the cloud services market in India.