Mellanox launches 25G Ethernet SFP28 transceivers and active optical cable for data centers

Created September 27, 2016
Technologies and Products

Mellanox Technologies, a developer of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced the availability of 25Gb/s SR (short reach) Ethernet optical transceivers and Active Optical Cables that enable next generation servers and storage appliances to interface with 100Gb/s switches and routers.

The new products were featured at the 18th China International Optoelectronic Expo, in September 2016, in Shenzhen, China in live demonstrations using Mellanox 100Gb/s Spectrum Ethernet switches to aggregate traffic from four servers, each connected with 25G/s ConnectX-4 network adapters.

Westwood Liu, China general manager at Mellanox said, “Our new optical transceivers and AOCs enable a new generation of server and storage connectivity. The transition to 100Gb/s networks in data centers are linked to server upgrades to 25Gb/s and 50Gb/s. Our new optical transceivers and AOCs enable a new generation of server and storage connectivity.”

Seamus Crehan, President and Founder of Crehan Research, commented, “Mellanox is currently the market share leader in shipments of data center Ethernet NICs with speeds of 25GbE and greater. High-speed optical interconnects allow data centers to break the traditional 3m copper link between servers and TOR switches. With these optics, racks of 25Gb/s servers and storage can be placed anywhere in the data center.”


By Optical Connections News Team

Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.