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Voltaire Intros Storage Router

BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZELIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions, today announced the expansion of its data center solutions portfolio with a new high performance storage router. The Voltaire SR4G High Performance Storage Router improves the performance of applications accessing Fibre Channel storage and simplifies connectivity of InfiniBand fabrics to existing Storage Area Networks (SANs) to eliminate I/O bottlenecks, reduce data center costs and improve storage flexibility.

By providing seamless connectivity between 20 Gigabits/second InfiniBand and 4 Gigabits/second Fibre Channel, a single Voltaire SR4G High Performance Storage Router provides 1500 MB/second of storage throughput and enables a single server to gain up to a 200% improvement in throughput over a 4 Gigabits/second Fibre Channel connection. Storage intensive applications such as large databases, digital media and entertainment, and oil and gas exploration software can now use 20 Gigabits/second InfiniBand performance without leaving existing Fibre Channel storage behind.

The Voltaire SR4G High Performance Storage Router connects InfiniBand to Fibre Channel storage which eliminates the need for Fibre Channel HBAs in each server. This provides a significant cost savings and helps facilitate the use of denser blade and rack servers with smaller footprints and power requirements, which further reduces costs and complexity.

Based on our testing, we believe this is the best performing storage router on the market today and makes deploying InfiniBand to improve performance of storage intensive applications a ‘no brainer’,” said Asaf Somekh, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Voltaire. “With more than 90% of data centers relying on Fibre Channel storage, this product is in line with our strategy of offering a smooth migration path for unified fabrics rather than requiring a forklift approach to re-architect the data center.”

Voltaire Inc.