SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mellanox Technologies Ltd. will acquire Voltaire Ltd. for approximately $218 million.
Mellanox believes that the Voltaire acquisition will strengthen its position in providing end-to-end connectivity systems. The deal will expand its software and product offerings in the growing worldwide data center server and storage markets it serves.
Voltaire is a provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire’s family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption.
In a major move, Oracle Inc. recently made a strategic investment in Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of InfiniBand-based chip technology. Database giant Oracle has acquired 10.2 percent of Mellanox's ordinary shares in the open market. Oracle claims it has no plan or intention to make an unsolicited and unfriendly offer to take over Mellanox.