Mellanox and Eucalyptus Collaborate to Accelerate Cloud Computing Adoption

Interop Las Vegas 2012 — Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, today announced that they have established a strategic partnership program to further accelerate and foster adoption of efficient, high-performance cloud infrastructures.

A critical issue in today’s cloud solution is complexity. The industry is looking for better integration of multiple software, hardware, and management elements, as well as end-to-end solution validation. The collaboration between Mellanox and Eucalyptus will provide the cloud industry with an efficient cloud infrastructure that is simple to deploy.

Eucalyptus is the world’s most widely deployed software platform for on-premise IaaS clouds. Eucalyptus is enabling 25,000 cloud starts each year, including instances at more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies.

“This collaboration underscores Eucalyptus’ commitment to organizations that are building powerful, flexible private and hybrid clouds using existing enterprise IT infrastructure and software,” said David P. Butler, senior vice president of marketing at Eucalyptus Systems. “The combination of Eucalyptus’ software platform and Mellanox 40GbE and InfiniBand interconnects, will provide enterprises an easy out-of-the-box installation experience while gaining a high-performance, affordable cloud solution.”

Mellanox’s comprehensive 10/40GbE and InfiniBand portfolio of adapters, switches, gateways, software and cables enables the world’s fastest and most efficient interconnect infrastructure for the cloud. These capabilities ensure reducing cloud cost and offer enterprises a modular platform on which to base large-scale virtualization initiatives and internal/private cloud deployments.

“Our collaboration with Eucalyptus will provide customers a robust and affordable cloud solution that leverages their investment in the cloud infrastructure design,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of market development. “This activity will play an important role in enabling enterprises to seamlessly transform their IT operations so that they have the flexibility and scalability to meet business demands.”