Monday, January 23rd 2012

Mellanox New Pricing Structure Enables Worldwide Adoption of 10 GbE in Datacenters

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a new pricing structure and expanded channel for its high-performance line of end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions. Analysts are predicting significant movement towards 10GbE in 2012, particularly with the upcoming launch of the Intel Romley and Sandy Bridge with PCI Express 3.0 platform. Mellanox’s solutions provide end users with better application performance, lower power consumption and lower cost vs. offerings currently available from other Ethernet vendors.

With the launch today of the new pricing structure, Mellanox’s 10GbE price/port for switches and adapters are significantly below current industry averages:



According to Crehan Research, currently there are almost 170 million data center and server-class ports installed for 1GbE worldwide and about 25 million ports for 10GbE; 10GbE currently accounts for just 13 percent of all those installed Ethernet ports. In 2012, Crehan Research expects 10GbE to increase to 37 percent of the total annual market shipments.

“In 2012, we expect to see a significant increase in the number of 10GbE deployments, with it becoming the dominant and de facto data center network connection by 2014,” said Seamus Crehan, president, Crehan Research. “Price declines, such as the ones announced today from Mellanox, will help drive volume adoption.”

Mellanox has also expanded its Ethernet offering via its worldwide network of channel and distribution partners including Altima, Avnet, Colfax Direct, DScon, Hammer PLC, SAMboo Systems, Servants, SysOne, Tech Data, and others. A complete listing of Mellanox Authorized Distributors is available at www.mellanox.com/ethernet/buy.

“The launch of the Intel Romley and Sandy Bridge platform in the coming months is going to give the industry a strong push towards faster interconnect speeds,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “For data center managers, 10GbE is the minimum data rate they should be considering for all deployments this year. Mellanox products and solutions are delivering 10GbE and higher data rates today – providing better application performance, lower power consumption and improved ROI.”

10GbE Webinar: January 30, 2012
Mellanox also today announced a new educational webinar taking place January 30 from 8:00am-9:00am PST. The webinar will include detailed 10GbE market data presented by Crehan Research, including adoption trends, forecasted market growth and an overview of Mellanox end-to-end 10GbE solutions. The webinar will also be held in Chinese on Thursday, February 9 from 10:00am-11:00am China Standard Time. For more information and to register, please visit www.mellanox.com/ethernet/register.
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10 Comments on Mellanox New Pricing Structure Enables Worldwide Adoption of 10 GbE in Datacenters

#1
Jizzler
Great port density, prices.
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#2
WarraWarra
Isn't this a bit late ?

USA has 3G sort of and still trying to figure out what 4G is.
China has 10G active and about to switch to 40G vs USA 3G+ "fake 4G" so surely by now the default min. should be 100GbE in data centers to handle this type of traffic ?

With the current 500m+ online users in China this 10GbE is close to obsolete already before it is implemented ?
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: WarraWarra
Isn't this a bit late ?

USA has 3G sort of and still trying to figure out what 4G is.
China has 10G active and about to switch to 40G vs USA 3G+ "fake 4G" so surely by now the default min. should be 100GbE in data centers to handle this type of traffic ?

With the current 500m+ online users in China this 10GbE is close to obsolete already before it is implemented ?
China/Japan are always gonna be one step ahead in terms of technology. Its just the way it is...

weve just moved onto 3G+ here also. theres one network provider whose trying to push the 4G bill through and get everyone to adopt it but progress is slow and ISPs would rather run overloaded and obselete networks then up grade the whole system as that would mean that the network or parts of the network would suffer down time and down time means lost money because no one is making calls, surfing the net or sending text messages.

we are a country that literally lives and breaths the saying "If it ant broke, dont fix it"
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#4
MikeMurphy
Much available for home 10gbe network support?
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#5
MikeMurphy
by: WarraWarra
Isn't this a bit late ?

USA has 3G sort of and still trying to figure out what 4G is.
China has 10G active and about to switch to 40G vs USA 3G+ "fake 4G" so surely by now the default min. should be 100GbE in data centers to handle this type of traffic ?

With the current 500m+ online users in China this 10GbE is close to obsolete already before it is implemented ?
You should know that a singleconnection doesn't handle all traffic, excepting underwater intercontinental fiber. These work in tandem for traffic.

It'll be invisible to you whether your telecom uses 10/100/1000/10000 within their network.
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#6
Jizzler
Verizon and other carriers already have 100Gb network backbones and servers with 10Gb connections (I remember reading an article about it awhile back).

I believe this news is more about it becoming the new "base speed". Other manufacturers of networking equipment will follow suit shortly by lowering prices and offering more solutions.

Compared to how much CPU power, RAM capacity, and storage speed you can have in a system these days, the usual two or sometimes four 1Gb ports on motherboards are now the weakest link. Today there are well priced quad-port 1Gb cards, but only a couple years ago I paid $450! A $390 dual-port 10Gb card is great. Reduce cables and better utilize servers, very important at a datacenter. Once more motherboards come with it onboard, then it'll really boom and trickle down.
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#7
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: FreedomEclipse


we are a country that literally lives and breaths the saying "If it ant broke, dont fix it"
Yeah and in too many cases even when it is...
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#8
Prima.Vera
by: WarraWarra
Isn't this a bit late ?

USA has 3G sort of and still trying to figure out what 4G is.
China has 10G active and about to switch to 40G vs USA 3G+ "fake 4G" so surely by now the default min. should be 100GbE in data centers to handle this type of traffic ?

With the current 500m+ online users in China this 10GbE is close to obsolete already before it is implemented ?
I have no idea what you have just wrote there...Why are you mixing wireless technologies with Gigabit Ethernet ones, I have no clue...:confused: Also those 10Gb or 100Gb switches are for Service Providers or retailers only not for average Joe; in the end is all about infrastructure, availability and cost.
So far I am aware only of 2 countries that have implemented 1Gbps for mainstream: S. Korea and Japan for ~ 30-40$ /month
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
With more and more content going online this bodes well for an online distribution system.
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#10
Hunt3r
And Brazil has not 1Gb, a shame.

And those are very few.
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