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InfiniBand driver for VMware vSphere 5

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Mellanox Technologies has announced the availability of InfiniBand driver support for VMware vSphere 5. Running with the company’s ConnectX-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapter cards and SwitchX FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand switches, the InfiniBand software driver for VMware vSphere 5 helps bring high throughput and low latency to virtualised IT deployments.

‘Virtualisation is proven to be the most effective technology to drive lower data centre total cost of ownership and improve the cost-effectiveness of cloud computing SLA,’ said David Barzilai, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. ‘Mellanox’s InfiniBand driver leverages the advanced data centre virtualisation and high availability features of VMware vSphere 5 to help bring new cost-effective system architectures for the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services.’