Mellanox Technologies has announced its end-to-end 56 gigabit ethernet product line, which the company says is the world’s best-performing ethernet-based server and storage interconnect solution.

The 56GbE solution, consisting of Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 and ConnectX-3 Pro NICs, SwitchX-2 based SX1024 and SX1036 switches, QSFP+ cables, and acceleration and management software, delivers 40 per cent more bandwidth than competing 40GbE solutions, enables higher server density at lower cost, as well as a more efficient network design using less cables and less switches, according to the company.

'Increasing bandwidth requirements, data volume, data centre consolidation and virtualisation are driving the demand for faster Ethernet solutions,' said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.

'Utilising Mellanox’s complete 56GbE solution, companies can gain significant application performance by connecting their storage and server infrastructure with the fastest Ethernet fabric. Furthermore, 56GbE enables the most efficient inter-switch connectivity resulting in lower overall data centre capital and operating expenses.'


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