Keynote 1: "Welcome to the Generation of Open Ethernet"
Eyal Waldman, a co-founder of Mellanox, has been its Chairman, President, and CEO since March 1999. He has led Mellanox from its founding to its current status as a public company with over $500 million in annual revenue (2012, estimated) and 1,300 employees. Under his leadership, Mellanox has received many awards such as ‘Best of Interop’, ‘Best of VMworld’, and ‘Product of the Year’. He has made Mellanox a widely-recognized technology and market leader with 10GbE, 40GbE, and InfiniBand solutions that are generations ahead of the competition. In 2010, Mr. Waldman was named ‘CEO of the Year’ by the Israeli Center for Management. Before founding Mellanox, Mr. Waldman was co-founder and VP Engineering at Galileo Technology and held design and architecture related positions at Intel. He holds a BSEE and MSEE from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Abstract: Welcome to the Generation of Open Ethernet
“Open” is the keyword for today’s world of cloud computing and Web 2.0 applications. Open Ethernet, a new initiative led by Mellanox, will enable a new era of open data centers. It will give IT managers complete control of their networks to achieve better performance and lower costs. It will sweep away proprietary stacks, proprietary routing methods, and proprietary management software. Open Ethernet will expand open source into the data center to allow vendors and users to design the networks they want at costs they can afford. Open Ethernet means open code, access to open source management software, support for standard OpenFlow controllers, and much more. It will allow data centers to use commodity hardware and open source software to build the powerful switches, routers, and appliances they need for their purposes.
Open Ethernet also offers the ability to fully customize open source management software to meet individual needs. It allows users control of their network and data center, and helps them achieve higher utilization, efficiency, and return on investment. It will be the key in developing today’s private and public clouds, application-aware networks, and data centers capable of handling skyrocketing Web traffic. Join us in opening up a new era of lower costs, greater scalability, higher throughput, and more flexibility with Open Ethernet!