Mellanox Speeds Windows Server 2012 Performance

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Mellanox Technologies played a key role in developing SMB Direct for Windows Server 2012. The result: Enhanced enterprise storage performance for channel partners and their Microsoft customers.

In this FastChat Video (above), Motti Beck, director of enterprise market development at Mellanox, explains the finer points of SMB Direct and the benefits for Windows Server 2012 channel partners.

Among the key benefits Beck mentioned, SMB Direct offers:

  • A new class of enterprise file storage;
  • Low latency, high throughout and low CPU overhead (50 percent lower versus Ethernet); and
  • Fibre Channel replacement at a lower cost and higher performance.

How does it work? The solution leverages Windows Server 2012 with integrated Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand RDMA technology. Channel partners that deploy the solution for customers can accelerate Microsoft Hyper-V-SMB and SQL-SMB solutions.

Mellanox Technologies has extensive experience in this market. The company offers end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. The result: Improved data center efficiency, increased throughput and reduced latency. The company offers adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime. For channel partner information visit the Mellanox partner portal.

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