Mellanox NICs to Support Microsoft Open CloudServer for Hyperscale

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MellanoxToday Mellanox announced its 10 and 40GbE NIC will support the new Microsoft Open CloudServer (OCS) specification version 2. The OCS specification version 2 includes significant new performance enhancements to foster more efficient data centers and the adoption of cloud computing.

The growth of hyperscale computing requires new paradigms in infrastructure, and Mellanox Ethernet NICs provide rich performance and efficiency features, such as overlay network offloads and RDMA/RoCE to provide the best infrastructure return-on-investment, said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. Were pleased to collaborate with Microsoft to deliver 10/40GbE NICs based on the OCS specification version 2 to enable superior cloud productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.

Available now, the ConnectX-3 Pro OCP-based 10/40GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and overlay network offloads offer optimized application latency and performance while maintaining extremely low system power consumption.

We believe that open technologies will help accelerate adoption and enable customers to benefit from private, hybrid and public cloud computing, said Kushagra Vaid, General Manager of Server Engineering at Microsoft. Were pleased to see Mellanoxs readiness with a 10/40GbE NIC that embraces the Microsoft OCS cloud server specification and look forward to collaborating with them further on future open hardware solutions.

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