What do you do when your networking powers 60 percent of the HPC systems on theTop500 supercomputer list and you have 70 percent market share for 25G and faster network adapters? You continue to push the boundaries of performance to keep your position. But developing high-speed, low-latency networking gear is not an easy process, and you need to have an efficient IT infrastructure to hold your mission.
Mellanox’s journey to running HPC workloads in Azure started a few years ago. At first, they were looking for services like disaster recovery, where they could keep the environment deprovisioned most of the time. Then they started looking at moving services like backups to the cloud.Blob Storagewas more attractive to them than managing tape libraries. As they gained comfort with that, they began moving additional services like email and SharePoint.