Mellanox Technologies has introduced the MetroX series of long distance InfiniBand switch solutions, which enable native InfiniBand and RDMA connectivity between data centres across multiple geographically distributed sites. MetroX can currently transfer data to distances of up to 10km, and at up to 100km in the future. Running six long haul ports at 40Gb/s and six downlink FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand ports enables star-like campus deployments and provides clear capital expense reduction versus single port-to-port long haul solutions.
The MetroX TX6100, supporting up to 10km over 10Gb/s speed, will be available in the first quarter of 2013. The MetroX TX6200, supporting up to 10km over 40Gb/s speed, will be available in the third quarter of 2013.