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Mellanox Advances IBM Networking Solutions with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Cards

ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters selected by IBM to support the growing demand for high-speed networks and application productivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 its ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards are now available directly from IBM for the company's IBM System Cluster 1350??? and iDataPlex systems. With industry-leading performance, power efficiency, integration and feature-set, ConnectX-enabled servers and storage systems provide an optimized solution for high-transaction databases, financial services, cloud computing and virtualized server and storage data center environments.

"Mellanox is pleased to provide its leading ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions through IBM, to enable IT managers with the most efficient, flexible and high-performance Ethernet solution," said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The combination of Mellanox's ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters and IBM System Cluster 1350 and iDataPlex systems enables end-users to improve their business results while reducing data center infrastructure power and to maximize their return on investment."

"Customers in a broad range of enterprise computing environments, with applications such as database clusters, grid systems, cloud computing and server virtualization are working with ever more complex data sets requiring 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth," said Alex Yost, vice president, IBM Systems & Technology Group. "Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters provide our customers with a solution that effectively scales and provides the high efficiency required for green and cloud computing."

Mellanox's ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters provide the required flexibility and efficiency to enable true I/O consolidation for virtualized and enterprise data centers. ConnectX EN provides line rate and very low-latency and supports all the stateless offload features, virtualization accelerations, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Mellanox ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters support a broad array of major operating systems including Windows, Linux, VMware ESX 4.0, Citrix XenServer and FreeBSD.

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