Voltaire Works With Oracle, NetApp

Voltaire InfiniBand accelerates Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g, and NetApp certifies Voltaire Grid Backbone InfiniBand switches

November 13, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Voltaire Ltd.(NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions for the datacenter, today announced that its InfiniBand-based solutions are availablefor OracleR Real Application Clusters 11g. The combination of Oracle RealApplication Clusters running on Voltaire's InfiniBand-based switches andsoftware delivers faster application-level performance than clusters usingEthernet. The solution also enables greater scalability so customers candeploy larger Oracle Database clusters than ever before.

Postbank, one of the largest retail banks in Germany and a beta customer ofthe latest release of Oracle Real Applications Clusters, has tested theircash withdrawal processing application running on HP Proliant serversinterconnected with a Voltaire Grid SwitchT 20 Gigabits/second InfiniBandswitch. Postbank's application, which relies heavily on the performance ofthe cluster interconnect, has experienced a 50 percent boost in performanceusing the combined Oracle-Voltaire solution.(*)

"We are very pleased with the performance and scalability that VoltaireInfiniBand brings to Oracle Real Application Clusters in our large OracleDatabase environment," said Jens-Christian Pokolm, Analyst IT Services,Postbank. "To deliver the best and most reliable service to our customers,our applications demand fast access to data and this solution trulydelivers. An important capability this solution provides is the ability toeliminate latency and scale our Oracle Database applications."

"We are pleased to work with Voltaire to bring the industry standardOpenFabrics Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) over InfiniBand solution to theOracle database environment," said Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President,Oracle. "We believe that the OpenFabrics effort is crucial to the successof high performance networking protocols and applaud Voltaire's support ofthis effort."

In a separate release:RENO, Nev. -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ:VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions for the data center,today announced that NetApp has tested and validated Voltaire'sInfiniBand-based Grid BackboneT switches and software for customers who areseeking high-performance compute and storage solutions. The tested solutionprovides improved scalability and throughput that leverages the highbandwidth, low latency, and scalability of Voltaire InfiniBand with thescalability and flexibility of Network ApplianceT Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP),modular storage architecture.

"NetAppR enterprise-class systems and software with Voltaire's 10-20Gigabits/second InfiniBand solution provides customers improved throughputand scalability for their large cluster and grid environments and a highlyscalable, modular storage solution," said Joel Reich, general manager andvice president, SAN and iSCSI Business Unit, NetApp. "We are pleased towork with Voltaire to provide customers high-performance, interoperablestorage solutions."

NetApp has tested and validated Voltaire's Grid DirectorT 10-20Gigabits/second InfiniBand switches, IP routers, and GridStackT InfiniBandhost stack software on both the LinuxR and WindowsR operating systems. Whencombined with NetApp FAS systems, the solution alleviates one of the largestbottlenecks in large clustered environments: storage file I/O.

Voltaire Inc.

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