Mellanox Technologies affiliated Mellanox Capital announced major investments in progressive storage companies Excelero and WekaIO. The investment is strategically placed to keep up with the current exploding storage ecosystem that needs to accommodate technologies with high compute requirements such as artificial intelligence, machine learning & analytics.
“Mellanox has long driven higher levels of data center performance and efficiency by optimizing across the entire data center stack,” said Nimrod Gindi, senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions and head of investments, Mellanox Technologies. “Faster storage needs faster networks to feed the ever-increasing demand for data, by today’s advanced business analytics, AI, and machine learning applications. Strategic partnerships with storage leaders such as Excelero and WekaIO are critical to develop the high-performance storage ecosystem and enable our customers to achieve efficient and scalable data processing and analytics capabilities to drive their businesses forward.”
The company is the developer of distributed block storage and has won many accolades for the same. Excelero’s flagship product NVMesh is a next-level file storage system that is controlled by software code and delivers extremely high performance and efficiency for web-scale performance.
“Excelero is a leader and disruptor in high-performance storage for web-scale infrastructure, databases, technical computing, HPC and machine learning,” said Lior Gal, CEO of Excelero. “Mellanox’s low-latency networking and leading support for RDMA on both Ethernet and InfiniBand help us deliver the fastest distributed block storage solutions to our customers. We have partnered closely with Mellanox and welcome their investment in Excelero.”
WekaIO has developed Matrix, perhaps currently the world’s fastest file system to handle very large workloads and for optimizing application performance for AI-intensive apps.
“WekaIO’s Matrix offers the highest bandwidth and lowest latency file system, optimized for flash and other non-volatile storage media,” said Liran Zvibel, CEO of WekaIO. “Deploying Matrix with Mellanox Ethernet or InfiniBand networking delivers the lowest latency storage solution for applications requiring shared access to data; including Deep Learning, Finance, Life Sciences and Electronic Design Automation (EDA). We are excited to have Mellanox Capital invest in our company.”
NVMe Flash Storage Solid State Disks
With both the companies teaming up with Mellanox, a data center interconnector, customers of all three will get access to the supercharged and high-speed NVMe Flash storage solid state disks.