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April 29, 2010
Mellanox's BridgeX BX5020 Gateway System Solution Wins Best of Interop Award

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced that its BridgeX BX5020 gateway system solution has been awarded 'Best of Interop' (News - Alert) in the data center server and storage category.

The award recognized the solution's "unrivaled" performance, cost saving and efficiency benefits of converging the data center over 40Gb/s InfiniBand, said company officials.

The BridgeX BX5020 is a 40Gb/s InfiniBand to Ethernet and/or Fibre Channel gateway system in a 1 RU form factor. In combination with ConnectX-2 adapters, this solution enables enterprise data centers, cloud and computing server clusters to share the same fabric for computing, networking and storage traffic.

Additionally, server applications that rely on familiar Ethernet and Fibre Channel interfaces can operate transparently and access existing LAN and SAN infrastructures, said company officials. 

Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO at Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies, said that Mellanox's BridgeX BX5020 gateway system delivers the "highest port density at the lowest cost, power and smallest form factor" compared to other converged I/O gateway solutions available today, providing end-users with "unmatched" application performance and networking efficiency.

Editors and analysts of InformationWeek Analytics selected the finalists for the 2010 Best of Interop Awards. There were more than 100 candidates for Best of Interop consideration in nine different categories. InformationWeek Analytics said that the judges selected the products they believed have the greatest potential to impact and also advance business technology efficiencies.

Art Wittmann, managing director of InformationWeek Analytics, said that the selected winners represent innovation in the marketplace and deserve recognition for helping build the energy and growth of today's IT Industry.

"Our end-to-end data center networking products continue to receive industry-wide validation and recognition, and winning the 'Best of Interop' Award in the Data Center and Storage category further highlights Mellanox's innovation and leadership," Waldman said.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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