Mellanox Receives Baidu’s Award for Technology Leadership
Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has announced it has been honoured with the Award for Technology Innovation from global web 2.0 service leader Baidu, Inc. The award recognises Mellanox’s achievements in designing and delivering a high-performance, low latency interconnect technology solution that positively impacts Baidu’s business. Mellanox Technologies received the award at the 2016 Baidu Datacenter Partner Conference, Baidu’s annual gathering of key datacentre partners and was the only interconnect provider in this category.
“We are honoured to receive this award from Baidu for delivering the most innovative and smart interconnect solution” said Amir Prescher, senior vice president, business development, at Mellanox Technologies. “We have a strong commitment to the China market and believe partnering with Baidu will drive innovation from within both companies, and enable Mellanox Technologies to focus on developing high-speed interconnect solutions to assist Baidu and other web 2.0 and cloud companies to maximise their data centre return on investment.”
Gartner reports state that beginning in 2009, the cloud market in China has been growing more than 60 percent year over year. The estimate for 2016 should exceed $50 Billion. In order to address this explosive market, Mellanox Technologies set up local offices in China as the markets were expanding and quickly added an R&D centre in Beijing. The R&D centre focuses on developing customised solutions for local customers including software optimisation, switch and NIC features to accelerate performance and better address specific customer environments.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they’re looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers.
Read the official press release from Mellanox here.