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Mellanox Rolls Out Software-Defined FCoE Switch Solution

MellanoxToday Mellanox announced the world’s fastest and most efficient Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switching solution. The combination of Mellanox ethernet switches and Jeda Networks’ Fabric Network Controllers dramatically improves price, performance, and energy efficiency of FCoE.

The ability to make reliable Fibre Channel storage networking faster and more affordable is a huge benefit of this new breed of FCoE solution,” said Paul Evans, principal architect at system integrator Daystrom Technologies. “Many of our customers have been interested in FCoE, but didn’t see enough benefits to make them switch from their existing FC platforms. The Mellanox SDSN solution with Jeda Networks changes that: lower-latency, faster connections, simple management and lower cost. It’s a compelling solution that appeals to all parts of a business.”

The combined solution is designed to work with industry-standard converged network adapters and storage arrays that support FCoE. Setup and management is up to four times faster and easier than with competing switches.

We have been impressed with the performance and capabilities of the Mellanox Ethernet switches,” said Stuart Berman, CEO and founder of Jeda Networks. “Together with Mellanox, we can deliver a robust, high-performance FCoE fabric to customers that can support both 10GbE and 40GbE with 2.5X higher performance than 16Gb Fibre Channel.”

Mellanox expects FCoE switches to become generally available in May, 2014.

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