Mellanox launches new gigabit switch

The switch improves protocol flexibility, simplicity and reliability to eliminate networking bottlenecks in modern data centers for servers and storage connectivity.

InfiniBand solutions developer Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:MLNX; TASE:MLNX) today launched its next-generation switch silicon, SwitchX, which can handles speeds of up to 56 Gigabits per second (Gpbs) on InfiniBand or 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The switch improves protocol flexibility, simplicity and reliability to eliminate networking bottlenecks in modern data centers for servers and storage connectivity.

SwitchX is designed to handle the needs of high-performance computing, financial services, database, Web 2.0, virtualized data centers, Internet and the cloud. Mellanox sites a study by Crehan Research, which says that , the combined InfiniBand, 10 and 40 Gigabit Data Center Ethernet Switch market will grow from $10 billion in 2010 to over $13 billion in 2013.

Mellanox's share price rose 1.5% on Nasdaq yesterday to $28.02, giving a market cap of $972 million, and rose 1.4% by midday on the TASE to NIS 95.10.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on April 26, 2011

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