Mellanox launches online certification and training for InfiniBand, Ethernet

Mellanox Online Academy provides data center IT professionals with essential tools for managing InfiniBand- and Ethernet-based networks.

Nov 6th, 2013

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) has announced its Mellanox Online Academy, an online learning and certification platform designed to meet the growing worldwide need for IT managers trained on high-performance interconnect technologies for data center servers and storage systems. The company says the program supports information technology professionals of all levels who need to educate themselves on Mellanox’s RDMA-based InfiniBand and Ethernet products and related data center technologies, paving the way for professional career growth.

The Mellanox Online Academy platform includes various courses and videos focused on best practices in high-performance interconnect technologies. The program's learning plan is flexible and offers a variety of content to allow students from around the world to acquire the knowledge at their own pace, with 24/7 availability, to improve their personal and organizational performance.

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Mellanox notes that InfiniBand, the de-facto interconnect for today’s leading high-performance supercomputers, back-end storage appliances and databases, is quickly becoming the interconnect of choice for cloud computing, Web 2.0 and front-end storage infrastructures. The company contends that application performance and system efficiency gained through using InfiniBand or Ethernet with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) allows businesses to take full advantage of their data center infrastructure and use it as a competitive edge.

“As more RDMA-based systems are deployed in new markets, IT professionals and network engineers are now required to learn and be certified to support and ensure the network is running at optimal levels,” comments Lior Ofer, senior director of global support and services at Mellanox Technologies. “We are pleased to launch this new educational platform to the IT community and provide them with an online learning program that enables them to further their career and become critical players in their businesses’ growing high-performance infrastructure needs, whether it be InfiniBand or Ethernet.”

To learn more, visit the Mellanox academy website at www.mellanox.com/academy.

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