SOURCE: RNA Networks, Inc.


August 23, 2010 13:00 ET

RNA Networks and Mellanox Technologies to Demonstrate Memory Virtualization at VMworld

RNA MVX 2.5 and Mellanox ConnectX-2 Combine to Boost Performance in Virtualized Servers up to 12X

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  RNA Networks, Inc., the leader in memory virtualization, announced today that it will team with Mellanox® Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, to demonstrate the dramatic performance improvements achievable through memory virtualization at VMworld 2010, August 30th through September 2nd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The demonstration will show how the newly introduced RNA MVX 2.5 combines with Mellanox ConnectX®-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters to accelerate performance of applications running in VMware vSphere™ up to 12X. The demonstration will be conducted at the Mellanox booth #1412.

"Server memory and storage throughput are key constraints in managing utilization, service levels and performance in virtualized environments," said Rod Butters, CMO and VP of products for RNA Networks. "Memory virtualization provided by RNA Networks' MVX 2.5 breaks through these constraints, setting the stage for higher utilization, better quality of service and faster performance on-demand."

Mellanox ConnectX-2 adapters and RNA MVX software combine to create memory virtualization -- a new technology that consolidates memory across servers into a single, distributed memory service. Called a memory cloud, this service can both extend server memory and speed up storage for performance improvements of up to 12X in virtualized environments.

"Memory virtualization enables startling performance improvements," said Butters. "Relative to the fastest alternative, SSDs, memory virtualization can accelerate applications up to twelve times faster in virtual environments. ConnectX-2, with its support for 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10Gb/s Ethernet deployments, helps us achieve the maximum gains from this technology to provide the greatest benefits in utilization and performance."

The memory cloud can extend server memory during peaks in memory demand for improved quality of service at high levels of memory overcommit. This supports higher levels of memory utilization throughout a virtualized environment. The memory cloud can also accelerate IO throughput by leveraging memory across servers as a storage cache in the compute tier. This brings active data closer to applications while offloading storage. As a result, the memory cloud can dramatically increase virtual server performance, maximizing the benefits and utilization of existing processing and memory resources.

"Memory virtualization is another technology that demonstrates how network infrastructure can have a tremendous impact not only on application performance, but also on getting the highest overall return on infrastructure investments," said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "MVX leverages the full capabilities of ConnectX-2 adapters and the accelerated network to maximize memory utilization in virtualized environments."

About RNA Networks

RNA Networks, Inc. is the leading provider of memory virtualization, the only virtualization to accelerate the speed of business. RNA MVX accelerates applications by extending server memory and speeding up storage. MVX is a software solution that installs in minutes and is transparent, requiring no application modifications. Its flexibility makes applications less dependent on data center infrastructure to achieve application capacity and performance goals. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and Mountain View, California. For more information contact or visit our web site at

About Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Mellanox products deliver market-leading bandwidth, performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution. For the best in performance and scalability, Mellanox connectivity solutions are a preferred choice for Fortune 500 data centers and the world's most powerful supercomputers. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at