Mellanox Technologies has rolled out a new series of long distance InfiniBand switch solutions called MetroX, extending InfiniBand from a single-location data center network to a high-performance technology for local, campus and even metro applications.
Mellanox MetroX switches comprise a cost-effective, low power, easily managed and scalable solution that enables connections between data centers deployed across multiple geographically distributed sites, extending InfiniBand and RDMA beyond local data centers and storage clusters.
“The MetroX series extends InfiniBand beyond a single, data center network location to help deliver higher performance to local, campus and even metro applications,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of market development at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s MetroX is the perfect cost-effective, low power, easily managed solution that enables today’s data centers to run over local and distributed InfiniBand fabrics, with management under a single unified network infrastructure.”
MetroX holds the capacity to transfer data to distances of up to 10km now, and at up to 100km in the future. It runs at six long haul ports at 40Gb/s and six downlink FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand ports, offering star-like campus deployments and provide clear capital expense reduction versus single port-to-port long haul solutions in the market today.
Company officials said the new MetroX TX6100, supporting up to 10km over 10Gb/s speed, will be available in the first quarter of 2013, whereas the new MetroX TX6200, supporting up to 10km over 40Gb/s speed, will be available in the third quarter of 2013.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software 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.
Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO Miami 2013, Jan 29- Feb. 1 in Miami, Florida. Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO. Follow us on Twitter.
Edited by Braden Becker