Mellanox Introduces New RDMA-Based Virtual SAN Software Appliance Delivering 6X Higher Performance than Fibre Channel SAN Hardware
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of its VSA Virtual SAN (vSAN) software appliance that leverages server hardware with local storage and SSDs to form large-scale, virtual storage networks (vSAN). The Mellanox VSA vSAN software appliance has built-in caching and clustering, and utilizes RDMA, InfiniBand and Ethernet hardware acceleration to deliver six-fold faster performance than using Fibre Channel (FC) SAN storage systems. VSA vSAN software appliance reduces the costs of FC SAN adapters, switches, and physical storage systems, while creating unprecedented application performance over virtualized infrastructures.
The VSA vSAN software Appliance supports iSCSI and hardware accelerated iSCSI with RDMA (iSER), provides centralized cluster management for multiple virtual appliances, and can be managed through VMware vCenter via a plug-in. The VSA vSAN Appliance can also act as a virtual FC SAN gateway, enabling coexistence with and acceleration of existing and legacy FC SANs.
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