Mellanox Collaborates with Microsoft to Demonstrate Storage Replica over Long-Haul using MetroX

Solution achieves record roundtrip latencies ~200us at 80km to provide leading disaster recovery performance
Tuesday, 5 May 2015    Source:

Ignite 2015, Chicago, IL. - May 5, 2015 - Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced today a storage replication solution over long distance collaboration with Microsoft at the Ignite 2015 conference. The collaboration utilizes Microsoft's next generation Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica technology over Mellanox's MetroX® long-haul system and end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution, including adapters, switches, and cables, to enable data center expansion, high availability, rapid disaster recovery and improved utilization of remote storage infrastructures.

Storage Replica is a new feature that enables storage-agnostic, block-level, synchronous replication between clusters or servers for disaster recovery, as well as stretching of a failover cluster for high availability. Synchronous replication enables mirroring of data in physical sites with crash-consistent volumes ensuring zero data loss at the file system level. Asynchronous replication allows site extension beyond metropolitan ranges with the possibility of data loss.

Mellanox's MetroX systems enable localization of remote data center sites, from 1km to 80km, and guarantee high-performance, high-volume data sharing between distant sites.

"MetroX is the perfect cost-effective, low power, easily managed solution that enables today's data centers to run over local and distributed RDMA enabled fabrics, with management under a single unified network infrastructure," said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox. "Using the scalability and performance built into Microsoft's Storage Spaces technology and Mellanox MetroX long-haul and end-to-end InfiniBand solution, data centers can perform critical services such as disaster recovery at extended distances faster and more efficiently."

"This technology demonstration highlights how Storage Replica, combined with Mellanox's MetroX long-haul system and end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand, helps enable user availability, expansion and utilization of remote storage infrastructures," said Siddhartha Roy, Principal Group Program Manager, High Availability and Storage, Windows Server, Microsoft.

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