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Mellanox Capital Invests in Excelero and WekaIO

To drive storage ecosystem for data analytics, AI, and ML workloads

Mellanox Capital, the investment arm of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., announced investments in storage firms Excelero Ltd and WekaIO, Inc.

Excelero, in high performance distributed block storage, has developed the NVMesh SDS to achieve the performance and efficiency for web-scale applications.

WekaIO has developed Matrix, a fast file system, to accelerate application performance scaling for AI and data intensive workloads.

Both companies are leaders in their respective block and file storage categories and together with Mellanox data center interconnect solutions enable customers to take advantage of the latest generation of high-speed NVMe flash storage SSDs.

Mellanox has long driven higher levels of data center performance and efficiency by optimizing across the entire data center stack,” said Nimrod Gindi, SVP of mergers and acquisitions and head of investments, Mellanox. “Faster storage needs faster networks to feed the ever-increasing demand for data, by today’s advanced business analytics, AI, and ML applications. Strategic partnerships with storage leaders such as Excelero and WekaIO are critical to develop the high-performance storage ecosystem and enable our customers to achieve efficient and scalable data processing and analytics capabilities to drive their businesses forward.”

Excelero is a leader and disruptor in high-performance storage for web-scale infrastructure, databases, technical computing, HPC and ML,” said Lior Gal, CEO, Excelero. “Mellanox’s low-latency networking and leading support for RDMA on both Ethernet and IB help us deliver the fastest distributed block storage solutions to our customers. We have partnered closely with Mellanox and welcome their investment in Excelero.”

WekaIO’s Matrix offers the highest bandwidth and lowest latency file system, optimized for flash and other non-volatile storage media,” said Liran Zvibel, CEO, WekaIO. “Deploying Matrix with Mellanox Ethernet or IB networking delivers the lowest latency storage solution for applications requiring shared access to data; including deep learning, finance, life sciences and electronic design automation (EDA). We are excited to have Mellanox Capital invest in our company.”

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