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Mellanox Enables Highly Efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure using VMware’s Virtual SAN Storage Solution and Micron SSDs
|By Business Wire
|August 25, 2014 08:30 AM EDT
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
servers and storage systems, today announced a collaborative solution
using VMware Virtual SAN™, a hyper-converged storage product, Mellanox’s
10GbE interconnect and Micron’s (NASDAQ:MU) solid-state drives (SSDs)
that enables a highly efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
The solution consists of 3 servers running VMware vSphere® and VMware
Virtual SAN™, each with one Mellanox ConnectX®-3 10GbE NIC, two Micron
1.4TB P420m PCIe solid-state drives and six hard disk drives (HDDs).
Combined, the three servers support 360 Virtual Desktops with less than
5 minutes boot time, significantly reducing the total cost per user.
VMware’s Virtual SAN aggregates locally-attached disks in a vSphere
cluster to create a storage solution that can rapidly be provisioned
from VMware’s vCenter™. This simple model saves both time and money
while delivering high-performance with SSD caching.
“We are happy to see the growing adoption of VMware Virtual SAN,” said
Alberto Farronato, director, product marketing at VMware. “We are
pleased that Mellanox and Micron have recognized the advantages that
Virtual SAN enables and have integrated it into their joint VDI
Mellanox's scale-out 10/40/56GbE products enable users to benefit from a
far more scalable, lower latency, and virtualized fabric with lower
overall fabric costs and power consumption. These benefits yield greater
efficiencies, and simplifies and streamlines storage management compared
to traditional Ethernet fabrics.
“As the number of worldwide mobile internet users continues to grow
exponentially, IT managers are looking to deploy more efficient VDI
systems to support the growth,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of
marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The joint solution enables a
scalable infrastructure that minimizes the cost per virtual desktop
Micron’s P420m PCIe SSDs combine leading performance, power efficiency,
and a low total cost of ownership to accelerate I/O in enterprise
servers, hot data cache systems, and online transaction processing
applications. It is a logical choice for Virtual SAN implementations,
which all require some element of flash storage.
“VSAN is a key enabler of flash as performance needs are moving more
mainstream across virtualized applications,” said Kevin Dibelius,
director of enterprise storage marketing at Micron. “Pairing our
high-performance storage with Mellanox’s high-bandwidth switches helps
customers maximize system throughput and cost-efficiency, dramatically
improving application performance.”
Demonstrations and presentations at VMworld® 2014 (August 24th-
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #2023 or Micron at booth #929 to
learn about the benefits of using this flash-based storage solution.
More information on Mellanox’s activities during VMworld 2014 is
available at http://www.mellanox.com/vmworld14.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by
providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data
faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters,
switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application
runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets
including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0,
cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.
Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective
VMware and Virtual SAN are registered trademarks or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of
the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.
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