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Mellanox Delivers on Virtualization

Mellanox ConnectX EN 10-GigE NIC with VMware virtualization software proven to deliver breakthrough server utilization

CANNES, France -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its ConnectX EN 10GigE NIC adapters facilitate maximum server application processing performance in virtualized data center environments. Recent benchmarks demonstrate Mellanox adapters maintain an excellent 9.6 Gb/s throughput as the number of virtual machines (VMs) in VMware ESX Server 3.5 is scaled up to 16 in multi-core CPU environments. This helps deliver improved server utilization as more VMs can be deployed per physical server and application I/O performance can be maintained or enhanced. ConnectX EN’s leading performance optimizes data center server infrastructure and provides significant dollar and power consumption savings by enabling more VMs per physical server. These adapters target the estimated install base of 3 million virtualized servers as of 2007 expected to grow to 15-20 million by 2012.

“ConnectX EN supports all networking features enabled in VMware ESX Server 3.5, including support for VMware’s NetQueue specification for boosting I/O performance,” said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “ConnectX EN delivers compelling VM scaling, server utilization and cost benefits in multi-core CPU environments improving productivity, efficiency and enabling corporations to do more with less.”

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

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