Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand with Virtual Protocol Interconnect®
enables Pensions First’s® customers to significantly improve the
way they measure and manage funding level and risk
The Pensions First cloud is a Microsoft-based open and flexible platform that enables Pensions First and its customers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across data centers. The Pensions First cloud hosts blue-chip customers on its PFaroe web-based platform. PFaroe provides granular and accurate analysis of defined benefit pensions risk for non-actuarial pension managers, CFOs, treasurers and trustees.
Pensions First’s private cloud architecture is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and uses Mellanox RDMA-enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnects to provide a high-performance and cost effective solution that scales easily. The platform supports both SQL Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 and utilizes RDMA offloading, using both SMB Direct and Live Migration over RDMA, which greatly accelerates data analysis. It also provides true multi-tenanted and isolated partitions through the use of NVGRE, which provides a high-degree of security for Pensions First and its clients.
“We’re pleased to see a customer such as Pensions First take advantage of the trailblazing functionality of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V, as well as SQL Server 2012, and gaining speed, efficiency, and flexibility with Mellanox RDMA-based InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnects,” said
“By using Mellanox’s innovative and cost effective interconnect solutions, Pensions First was able to converge all of its data communications into a single, protected and cost-effective fabric,” said
“Mellanox continues to innovate and deliver the most advanced data center interconnect solutions to Microsoft Windows-based users,” said