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Mellanox Introduces Advanced Network Telemetry Technology to Keep Your Business Up and Running

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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 an advanced Network
Telemetry technology that provides visibility into Data Plane Anomalies
– for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise computing.

What Just Happened (WJH) is a new intelligent monitoring technology that
goes well beyond conventional streaming telemetry and Inband Network
Telemetry (INT) offerings. These conventional telemetry offerings
generate enormous amounts of data that is mined from network port
counters and statistical packet sampling and hop-by-hop INT data. This
type of telemetry data lacks any context or actionable details on
abnormal network behavior, forcing the network admin or monitoring tool
to perform time consuming analysis to find the root cause of network
issues. WJH event-based telemetry delivers direct and actionable
information and thus eliminates the guesswork from network

The WJH solution leverages the unique hardware capabilities built into
the Mellanox Spectrum™ and Spectrum™-2 Ethernet switch ASICs to inspect
packets at multi-terabit speeds – far faster than software or
firmware-based solutions offered by competitors. In Mellanox based
switch systems, WJH inspects packets across all ports at line-rate, at
speeds that would overwhelm traditional Deep Packet Inspection
solutions. WJH then identifies anomalous behavior, consolidates this
into concise, specific, and actionable data that enables rapid
remediation and recovery of cloud applications and critical business
operations. WJH is available now with the latest versions of Mellanox
Onyx™, Cumulus Linux, and SONiC Network Operating Systems. The Mellanox
WJH technology embraces Open Ethernet and is easily integrated with open
source tools like InfluxDB, Grafana, Kibana, but also works with data
center wide monitoring solutions like Mellanox NEO and Cumulus’ NetQ.

“We make the most advanced Ethernet Switches in the market, with
networking capabilities that go well beyond industry-leading latency and
packet forwarding performance,” said Amit Katz, vice president of
Ethernet switches, Mellanox Technologies. “Customers need a smarter
network, a network that can be invisible when it comes to automated
installation and provisioning, but extra-visible when it comes to
troubleshooting. Every customer who has tried WJH has been amazed at how
quickly they were able to discover behavior they never knew was
occurring in their network. We make WJH advanced telemetry available to
all our customers without playing the license-per-feature game that our
competitors do. WJH is a technology enabler that is the missing element
for autonomous and self-healing networks.”

“Mellanox Spectrum switches are a part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Storage Networking portfolio as the HPE M-series. For storage
administrators, troubleshooting network and SAN issues has always been a
challenge. With WJH, we solved this problem and can easily debug severe
network issues in minutes. This is the power of ESF – it is not just
another Ethernet switch,” said Rupin Mohan, Director of R&D of Storage
Networking at HPE. “The combination of WJH and Smart Fabric Orchestrator
(SFO) enhances HPE M-series solutions and simplifies SAN management and
troubleshooting by providing advanced diagnostics that help keep
everything running smoothly without performance degradation.”

“As web-scale networking becomes the enterprise norm, so does
complexity. As complexity increases, so does the need for enhanced
visibility. Complimenting Cumulus NetQ, which provides fabric wide
telemetry, WJH is switch-by-switch and collects data at the packet level
across all ports at line-rate,” said Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus
Networks. “Combining WJH and Cumulus NetQ provides fabric wide telemetry
and packet information, enabling deeper visibility with additional
granularity across the network fabric for better understanding of the
entire network.”

“As NVMe over Fabrics™ lays the foundation for next-generation
composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) – one where compute,
networking and storage can be logically and dynamically configured for
specific application workloads – a tool such as Mellanox’s WJH can be
extremely beneficial,” said Scott Hamilton, senior director of Product
Management, Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit. “Within
CDI, these highly scalable pools, including our OpenFlex™ storage
platforms, must be accessible across a fabric and provisioned when and
where resources are needed. Therefore, understanding network performance
and bandwidth, and optimizing settings to enable the lowest latency and
highest performance possible is crucial to meet the demands of
data-intensive applications and data-driven environments.”

“Excelero and Mellanox share a commitment to helping Ethernet Storage
Fabric customers squeeze the most performance from their IT systems, and
the new Mellanox WJH makes doing this even easier,” explained Yaniv
Romem, Excelero’s CTO. “We are excited to take advantage of Mellanox’s
WJH advanced visibility features in our NVMesh solution for shared NVMe
Flash across any network. WJH helps us to save time in addressing
anomalies that are notoriously hard to reproduce, so we can ensure
consistently low latency with storage access.”

“Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation increases application
reliability and availability, simplifies deployment and operations, and
significantly reduces costs for Enterprises and Cloud Service
Providers,” said Michael Wood, CMO and VP of Product at Apstra. “Apstra
pioneered Intent-Based Networking and includes both single source of
truth and real-time validation in addition to Intent-Based Analytics to
continuously monitor, measure, and identify differences from original
intent, design, and expectations. Mellanox WJH enables a new level of
hardware-accelerated telemetry which Apstra is able to take advantage of
as part of Apstra Intent-Based Networking to further increase the
volume, granularity, and depth of information collected, processed, and
analyzed across data center infrastructures.”

“Unplanned data center outages cost millions of dollars per year in lost
revenue,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “In
today’s digital world, a stable network is key to reliable business
operations, and this is only achieved by knowing what is going on in the
network. As data center networks increase in performance and
sophistication with overlays, such as VXLAN and GENEVE, there is a real
need for ever more advanced visibility. Advanced network telemetry is an
emerging technology that will increase data center uptime. While a very
basic level of telemetry has been part of all data center switch for
years, this new kind of advanced telemetry is now an area of innovation
that network operators are focused on and we believe WJH will drive
demand for Mellanox Ethernet switches.”

“Nimbix accelerates HPC, AI and machine/deep learning applications by
providing purpose-built cloud computing technology that is optimized for
these workloads,” said Rob Sherrard, Co-Founder & VP of Service Delivery
at Nimbix Inc. “Mellanox’s switches are part of our best-in-class cloud
computing infrastructure and we are excited to use WJH to increase the
utilization of the data center fabric while improving the visibility of
the overall network.”

Mellanox will be showcasing the WJH technology at the 2019 KubeCon event
in Barcelona, May 20-23. Visit Mellanox at booth S33 to learn about the
benefits of Mellanox high throughput networking solutions with advanced
network telemetry built-in.

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX)
is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart
interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox
interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the
highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to
applications, unlocking system performance and improving data security.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters,
switches, software and silicon that accelerate application performance
and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including
cloud and hyperscale, high performance computing, artificial
intelligence, enterprise data centers, cyber security, storage,
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