- 23 May 2018 15:35
Vault Systems Selects Mellanox and Cumulus Networks to Build a Secure, Scalable, High Performance OpenStack Cloud
Sydney, Australia –– May 23, 2018 - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, together with Cumulus Networks, the leaders in building web-scale networks for the digital era with open and modern solutions, today announced that Vault Systems, a leading Australian government-certified cloud service provider, has chosen Mellanox end-to-end Ethernet solutions and Cumulus Linux to increase network resilience, stability and scalability. The end-to-end networking solution is fully integrated with OpenStack to provide advanced cloud features combined with ease of deployment and management.
Vault was looking to build an open, flexible 100GbE network that also provided a high level of security for its government entity clients and began searching for a network solution that provided more control, scale and stability.
Drawn to the performance capabilities and ease-of-use of Mellanox, Vault engaged with the leading supplier to build out their network infrastructure. The solution includes Mellanox Spectrum™ switches, ConnectX® network adapters, LinkX® cables, and nearly 300 preconfigured ICON (Intra Government Communications Network) fibre cores ready to connect directly into the Mellanox 100G solutions for unmetered and low latency connectivity for Australian Government entities.
As part of the deployment, Vault chose Cumulus Networks’ operating system, Cumulus Linux, to run and operate the network at scale. Cumulus Linux was key to unlocking the hyperscale cloud networking capabilities that Vault required. Additionally, Cumulus Linux’s ease of use made onboarding the OS seamless, allowing Vault’s engineering team to immediately begin building out and managing the network to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding Vault customer base.
”Mellanox Ethernet solutions enables OpenStack cloud builders to achieve hyperscale capabilities without a hyperscale budget or resources,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Together with Cumulus we deliver an open, high performance, scalable solution that is fully integrated with popular OpenStack distributions. We are excited to collaborate with Vault to enable the fastest data speeds across their cloud platform, and deliver advanced cloud network virtualisation, efficiency and scalability.”
“The service we provide demands scalable, secure and reliable network functionality,” said Rupert Taylor-Price, Founder and CEO of Vault Systems. “Adopting technology from Mellanox and Cumulus has contributed to the high performance of our cloud and also given us the confidence and peace of mind that our network is the fastest and most resilient available in market today. We couldn’t be happier with the results we have seen so far and look forward to continuing to build a manageable, high performing network with these technology partners.”
“Today’s cloud providers require modern, web-scale networking infrastructure that is simple to operate and built on open standards to drive agility and high-performance,” said Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks. “Since Vault’s services are purpose-built for handling government data at the highest levels of security, this is a great example of how open standards can underpin infrastructure that is not only agile and efficient, but also stable and secure. We are proud of the work we have done with Mellanox to achieve such great results for the Vault team.” About Mellanox Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximise business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.
About Cumulus Networks Cumulus Networks is leading the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. As the only systems solution that fully unlocks the vertical network stacks of the modern data center, Cumulus allows companies of all sizes to affordably build and efficiently operate their networks just like the world’s largest data centers. By allowing operators to use standard hardware components, Cumulus Networks offers unprecedented operational speed and agility, at the industry’s most competitive cost. For more information visit cumulusnetworks.com or follow @cumulusnetworks.
About Vault Systems Vault Systems delivers ASD certified Government Cloud to Australian federal, state and local government agencies and their partners. Unlike proprietary cloud platforms, where application of Australian Government security standards were managed as an afterthought, Vault's Government cloud platform was purpose built with the sole intention of managing sensitive Australian data at the highest levels of security. Vault's cloud platform natively embeds security controls to meet the requirements of Government, while providing extensive scalability, flexibility and remaining cost effective. Australian owned and operated, Vault Systems was one of the first providers to receive Protected certification from the Australian Signals Directorate. Vault Systems is a trusted cloud provider within government and is working closely with major government departments, including the Digital Transformation Agency, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment, the Department of Health, the Department of Social Services and Department of Defence. Vault’s services are delivered through partners including Agile Digital, Fujitsu, Leidos, RXP, Accenture, ASG amongst others.
For further information, please visit www.vaultsystems.com.au
Note: Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks, and Spectrum is a trademark, of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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