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Mellanox Announces Uptake

CANNES, France -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based server and storage interconnect products, today announced that since its January release of InfiniBand drivers for VMware ESX 3.5, it has seen significant demand from its partners, and end-users from multiple enterprise data center vertical markets. Driving heavy interest from Fortune 500 companies is the ability to immediately save I/O power (up to 30%) and I/O cost (up to 50%) by consolidating as many as eight slower-speed I/O adapters and associated cabling complexity with a single, high-speed InfiniBand adapter in today’s virtualized environments. With ESX 3.5-based servers using an InfiniBand-based unified I/O, one wire solution, all required I/O services for end-to-end Ethernet LAN and Fibre Channel SAN connectivity can be delivered. Mellanox’s InfiniBand products provide the leading consolidated I/O fabric solution for the 3 million virtualized servers estimated to be installed as of 2007, and expected to grow to 15-20 million by 2012.

“InfiniBand adapters and switch products from Mellanox and its OEM partners include built-in reliability services which ensure a lossless and guaranteed service medium for critical storage traffic,” said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Coupled with leading-edge I/O virtualization features and the ability to deliver all data center traffic types over the same I/O pipe, Mellanox InfiniBand solutions are proving to be the most compelling unified I/O solution at many proof-of-concept and production deployments at data centers across the world.”

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.