Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch Launch


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In this presentation, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox provides an overview of the company’s new Virtual Modular Switch.

"Cloud, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centers which require large aggregation Ethernet switch networks are moving away from legacy modular switches, due to high expenses and rapid obsolescence, to fixed switches that bring scalability and efficiency,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch solution, comprised of Mellanox’s 10, 40 and 56GbE switches, enables our customers to achieve a new level of scalability, while future-proofing their investment and reducing expenses.”

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Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch Launch

  1. 1. Most Efficient 40GbE Aggregation Switch SolutionUnder Embargo Until June 3rdMellanox Virtual Modular Switch
  2. 2. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 2- Mellanox Confidential -Ethernet Aggregation Switch Network Scalable cloud, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centersrequire large aggregation Ethernet switch network• Connecting racks for 10GbE based servers and storage Legacy solutions utilize large modular switches• Expensive (both CAPEX and OPEX)• Rapid obsolescence• Market share of modular switches is on the decline Users prefer to use of Top-of-Rack switches to formVirtual Modular Switch solutions• A more cost-effective and flexible solution• Allows over-subscription to be handled on a rack basis “Data Center Ethernet Fixed/Top-of-Rack switchescontinue to reach record levels, as this form-factornot only sees increasing server access deployment,but also data center aggregation deployments.”
  3. 3. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 3- Mellanox Confidential -Virtual Modular Switch Enables Scale and Efficiency for Data Center NetworksSource:Virtual Modular SwitchModular Switch
  4. 4. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 4- Mellanox Confidential -Virtual Modular SwitchFrom Legacy to Scalable40GbE10GbE40 / 56GbEModular Switch40GbE10GbECost Effective, Simple, FlexibleExpensive, Complex, Rigid
  5. 5. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 5- Mellanox Confidential -The Evolution of Ethernet Switch Solutions
  6. 6. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 6- Mellanox Confidential -Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch SolutionVirtual Modular Switch40GbE10GbE40 / 56GbESX1036 Switch36 x 40 or 56GbESX1024 Non Blocking Switch48 port 10GbE + 12 port 40GbEScale as you needUp to 720 40GbE portsUnder $1,000 per 40GbE portECMP over OSPF for fabricmultipathing (shortest-pathrouting and load balancing)Pre-integrated Puppet agentplug-in for switch configurationCost -Effective, Scalable, Resilient and Flexible SolutionSwitchX-2 Silicon36 x 40 or 56GbE ports2X higher density and 75%lower power consumption
  7. 7. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 7- Mellanox Confidential -Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch Management – Puppet / Chef Puppet/Chef is an open source configuration management software• Programmable• Pre-integrated by Mellanox• Can be further developed by the customer Mellanox Puppet-Chef agent plug-in handles• Software upgrade• VLAN configuration• LAG/LACP configuration• Port operations Puppet-Chef’s ease-of-use enables simple and scalable way to manage large networks
  8. 8. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 8- Mellanox Confidential -Mellanox SwitchX-2 Provides more Bandwidth than 6X Trident+32 x 40GbE Ports Switch8 8 8 836 x 40/56GbE Ports SwitchVersus2Tb/s 1.28Tb/s
  9. 9. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 9- Mellanox Confidential -The Mellanox AdvantageCisco Arista Mellanox The MellanoxAdvantageBuilding BlockNexus7018Nexus3016Nexus6004DCS-7508 SX1036Combined Size 25U * 36U 24U 22U * 15UReduces Real-Estateby 30% to 60%PowerConsumption~10,000w 9,600w 19,800w 7,680w 1,500wReduces Power Consumptionby 80% to 90%Price $550k $1,240k $1,500k $724k $225kReduces Costby 60% to 85%East-West SolutionLatency (max.)~30us ~3us ~3us ~29us <2usReduces Latencyby 33% to 93%% Bandwidth afterHardware Failure0% 97% 83% 50% 93%* Not including breakouts, cables
  10. 10. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 10- Mellanox Confidential - Over 40% bandwidth increase with 56GbE inter-connectivity in the Virtual Modular Switch• Compared to 40GbE Provides up to 720 x 40GbE ports our of the Virtual Modular Switch towards the ToR switchesHigher Port Density With 56Gb/s EthernetConnecting More Servers with Less SwitchesInterconnect within Virtual Modular Switch 40GbE 56GbEMax 40GbE Ports out of the Virtual Modular Switch 648 720# of leaf switches 36 36# of spine switches 18 16
  11. 11. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 11- Mellanox Confidential -Summary Market shows a growing preference for Top-of-Rack switches versus Modular products• Due to cost, flexibility, reliability Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch solutions• Provides higher throughput and port density at lower cost• Up to 85% lower CAPEX versus competition• Available today• Open Ethernet ReadyMellanox Interconnect Solution is Your Competitive Advantage
  12. 12. © 2013 Mellanox Technologies 12- Mellanox Confidential -Thank You