Mellanox Technologies expands presence in Malaysia as part of Southeast Asia Expansion
Kuala Lumpur (12 April 2017) — Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today unveiled its expansion plans for Malaysia. The announcement, which is in line with the country’s ambitions of becoming the leading Big Data Analytics (BDA) solutions hub in South East Asia, reiterated Mellanox’s commitment to Malaysia through its strategic investment roadmap.
“Malaysia’s investment in Big Data, data centers and the Cloud is impressive,” said Charlie Foo, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific Japan, Mellanox Technologies. “With a year-over-year growth of more than 20 percent in the last five years, the field of digital data management is maturing rapidly. Mellanox’s investment in Malaysia looks to complement Malaysia’s advancing digital economy by providing intelligent 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb/s interconnect solutions that serve today’s and future needs in Malaysia. This will enable organizations to be less concerned about today’s technological demands while concentrating on running their business, resulting in unparalleled operating efficiency for these organizations.”
Mellanox’s investment into Malaysia’s digital economy comes at a time when the country is ramping up its efforts to see its ICT roadmap to fruition. The country’s ICT custodian, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), noted that MSC Malaysia — a national initiative designed to attract world-class technology companies to the country — reported a U.S. $3.88 billion in export sales in 2015, representing an 18 percent increase over 2014. Today, the MSC Malaysia footprint has expanded to include 42 locations across the country, hosting more than 3,800 companies from more than 40 countries, employing more than 150,000 high-income knowledge workers, 85 percent which are Malaysians. This has propelled Malaysia to a top three ranking in AT Kearney’s Global Services Location Index since 2005, with only China and India ahead of Malaysia.
“There is tremendous growth in Malaysia’s digital economy. This, in turn, has sparked optimistic growth opportunities in Malaysia as organizations are embarking on their journey toward digital transformation, improving customer centricity and building elastic Cloud infrastructure,” said Hong Mun Loong, Malaysia Country Manager, Mellanox Technologies. “As organizations evolve alongside this digital transformation, so too will demands from technology. These demands will require the ability to move growing amounts of data faster, and to gain data insights in real time.
Mellanox’s Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution, enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity.
“For applications with high performance requirements such as in high-performance Cloud and Big Data, the data center infrastructure needs to eliminate performance bottlenecks by reducing communication overhead, while maintaining a high cost/performance ratio,” Hong added. “Due to the lower total cost of ownership and high performance network solution enabled by this technology, we’ll be able to provide world leading solutions for our customers with outstanding results.”
Mellanox InfiniBand solutions have already been chosen to accelerate large High Performance Computing (HPC) customers in Malaysia. HPC customers use super computers and parallel processing techniques for solving complex computational problems and performing research activities through computer modeling, simulation and analysis. These HPC customers span various industries including education, bioscience, governments, finance, media and entertainment, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.
The company is actively seeking partnerships and collaboration opportunities to support customers from different industries, primarily within Big Data, data centers and the Cloud.
“Investing in Malaysia makes good economic sense as this will bring Mellanox closer to our customers and increase our ability to better serve the demands of the Malaysian market,” Hong said. “We are committed to working with Malaysia and are excited to see great things from Malaysia’s increasingly progressive digital economy.”