Both InfiniBand vendors have been chasing the Ethernet market, but the acquisition won’t be duplicative. So reasons Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman, who told reporters that his company’s purchase of Voltaire is “all about accelerating our growth and furthering the depth and breadth of our end-to-end connectivity products for both InfiniBand and Ethernet.”
Mellanox is shelling out $218 million to acquire Voltaire, and plans not to close any facilities or lay off any employees. Mellanox is also eager to acquire the diverse assets of Voltaire’s technology portfolio, including unified fabric manager and storage accelerators. InfoStor takes a look.
The world of InfiniBand vendors is about to get a bit smaller thanks to the acquisition of Voltaire by Mellanox. Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX) will pay $8.75 per Voltaire (NASDAQ:VOLT) share in a deal valued at approximately $218 million. The deal is set to close in the first quarter of 2011.
Both Mellanox and Voltaire have been active in the market for high-availability InfiniBand- based connectivity. In recent years both vendors have also entered into the Ethernet market as well, building technology bridges between Infinband and Ethernet.