Mellanox OpenStack iSER volume driver ver 2013.2
The Mellanox OpenStack iSER volume driver implementing the Block Storage (Cinder) API has been certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.
ConnectX-3 adapter cards with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity provide the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers used in Cloud, Enterprise Data Centers, and High-Performance Computing.
ConnectX-3 supports iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), permits data to be transferred directly into and out of SCSI buffers without intermediate data copies. Mellanox OpenStack solution extends the Cinder project by adding iSER. By leveraging RDMA, ConnectX-3 adapter delivers upto 5x better data throughput.
This iSER volume driver is included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
Visit Mellanox’s OpenStack page to view the Reference Architecture on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.