Mellanox Brings Hyperscaler Capabilities to the Masses With Private Cloud Framework
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | May 29, 2018
Mellanox Technologies’ network infrastructure now fully integrates with cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure software stacks from vendors including VMware, Nutanix, Red Hat, and Microsoft. This gives service providers and enterprises hyperscaler capabilities — like scalability and reliability — in their own data centers or private clouds, the networking vendor says. Mellanox leads the high-performance Ethernet network interface card (NIC) market, said Kevin Deierling, VP of marketing. “We have about 70 percent market share at 25G and above,” he said. But to date, it’s really been only the Super 7 tech giants that have the budget and resources to build a 25G, 50G, or even 100G Ethernet network. “What we’re seeing now is the next tier of service providers, web providers, and even enterprises want 25G or above,” Deierling said. “And people are realizing the public cloud is great, but not every workload should move to the public cloud whether for cost or security or regulation reasons.” Mellanox’s networking products can help these companies achieve hyperscaler capabilities without the cloud giants’ budgets. They use industry-standard hardware and commercial and open-source software, he added.