Mellanox Announces Unified Fabric Manager (UFM-SDN) Data Center Appliance and UFM Software Version 4.0
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 its Unified Fabric Manager™ (UFM™) appliance with Software Defined Networking support (UFM-SDN), allowing IT administrators to effectively manage and optimize their data center resources from a centralized place. The UFM-SDN appliance will be released along with the next generation of Mellanox's UFM software, version 4.0. The UFM-SDN appliance with UFM 4.0 enables any OS operated data center to increase its interconnect management effectiveness. Among the new extended capabilities of UFM 4.0 are monitoring history and multi-site management capabilities. For example:
* Performance and health information can be stored in a separate database for on-going tracking * Multi-site support can provide one pane of glass for monitoring multiple sites via one central console
UFM 4.0 also brings a new form factor for the UFM software. Now, sold as a Mellanox appliance with the familiar MLNX-OS™ interface, it will enable customers to gain UFM benefits out-of-the-box. The UFM-SDN Appliance is agnostic to the cluster operating system and releases the end-user from the installation and O/S compatibility hassles. The UFM-SDN appliance will come in several sizes for managing various cluster sizes.
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