Mellanox Academy: A New Online InfiniBand and Ethernet Certification Training Program

Today Mellanox launched its Online Academy and certification platform for data center IT professionals seeking to further enhance and manage InfiniBand and Ethernet networks.

As more RDMA-based systems are deployed in new markets, IT professionals and network engineers are now required to learn and be certified to support and ensure the network is running at optimal levels,” said Lior Ofer, senior director of global support and services at Mellanox Technologies. “We are pleased to launch this new educational platform to the IT community and provide them with an online learning program that enables them to further their career and become critical players in their businesses’ growing high-performance infrastructure needs, whether it be InfiniBand or Ethernet.”

The Mellanox Online Academy platform includes various courses and videos focused on best practices in high-performance interconnect technologies. The program supports information technology professionals of all levels who need to educate themselves on Mellanox’s RDMA-based InfiniBand and Ethernet products and related data center technologies, paving the way for professional career growth. The learning plan is flexible and offers a variety of content to allow students from around the world to acquire the knowledge at their own self-paced, with 24/7 availability, to improve their personal and organizational performance.

InfiniBand, the de-facto interconnect for today’s leading high-performance supercomputers, back-end storage appliances and databases, is quickly becoming the interconnect of choice for cloud computing, Web 2.0 and front-end storage infrastructures. The application performance and system efficiency gained through using InfiniBand or Ethernet with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) allows businesses to take full advantage of their data center infrastructure and use it as a competitive edge.

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