Ecommerce Hosting Provider Drastically Cuts Server Provisioning Costs Using Virtualized InfiniBand-Based Solution and VMWare

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Executive Summary

One of the top-five ecommerce hosting operations, and global 500company, this company caters to several vertical industries. Their challenge is with increased demands for resources and greater availability by customers were driving significant growth for this managed hosting services provider. However, rapid growth required continuous scaling of the company's managed services offering. The company chose Mellanox InfiniBand-based interconnect products to solve its challenges. Two 20 Gb/s InfiniBand adapters were used per server for high availability, replacing up to six Gigabit Ethernet NICs and up to four 2/4 Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs in each server. Once the solution was deployed into the production environment, the ecommerce hosting provider saw significant results.

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