Data Centers

ENKI's PrimaCloud

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Executive Summary

ENKI is a provider of managed cloud computing and offers its 30 plus customers access to its shared cloud infrastructure. In assessing the technology requirements for PrimaCloud, ENKI considered the I/O performance needed and realized that a 10 GigE solution would not allow them to meet the performance requirements of their customers. ENKI knew that Mellanox offers virtual I/O over InfiniBand and InfiniBand-to-Ethernet bridging solutions, and such a solution would allow ENKI to keep its current Ethernet switching fabric, while also enabling them to offer significantly increased performance for customers. Finally, ENKI's customers had expressed interest in an InfiniBand solution. By deploying InfiniBand end-to-end, PrimaCloud can support high volume and high performance requirements, on demand, and offer service that scales as customers' needs change and grow.

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