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Israel's Mellanox to Drive Windows Server 8

Israel's Mellanox will be providing InfiniBand and Ethernet components to drive core Windows Server 8 functionality.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 10/3/2011, 7:08 PM

Windows Server 8 Logo
Windows Server 8 Logo
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Israel's Mellanox Technologies Ltd. announced Monday it would be providing core components for US software giant Microsoft's Windows Server 8 operating system.

According to Globes, Mellanox's InfiniBand and Ethernet convergence products will drive the system by providing accelerated networking, storage, database, virtualization and clustering applications. Microsoft confirmed the report.
“We are pleased to work with Microsoft to deliver our InfiniBand and Ethernet drivers with Microsoft Windows Server 8 and to enable end-users to leverage the performance benefits from our efficient network interconnects right out of the box The Windows drivers unleash the performance capabilities of our networking solutions and have been extensively tested and optimized to remove bottlenecks to improve application efficiency in converged, clustered and virtualized environments," Mellanox VP marketing David Barzilai told reporters.
Mellanox's share price rose 0.9% in premarket trading on Nasdaq today to $31.50, giving a market cap of $1.12 billion, and rose 0.8% by mid-afternoon on the TASE to NIS 119.70.

Just two weeks ago Oracle invested an additional $11 million in Mellanox bringing its share in the company to 9.7%.