Monday, July 7, 2014

Mellanox Offers Open Source Ethernet Switch MLAG

Mellanox Technologies is releasing the first implementation of Multi Chassis Link Aggregation Group (MLAG) functionality as part of its open source, Open Ethernet program.

MLAG provides the ability for a host to connect to two standalone switches with a pair of load balanced bonded interfaces. This allows for faster failure recovery.

“Mellanox continues to drive the community effort to enable Open Ethernet switch solutions for cloud, web 2.0 and enterprise data centers,” said Amit Katz, senior director of Ethernet switch product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The open source MLAG release allows companies to improve their switch software stack by offering their customers enhanced network resiliency and better utilization of their network.”

The open source code is available online:

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