Mellanox (MLNX) is likely involved in Microsoft's (MSFT) $677M server farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, according to Globes. The contract could be worth $70M-$100M to Mellanox, the paper quotes the analyst as saying
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, and Mellanox® Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center and storage systems, have collaborated together to optimize Microsoft SQL Server applications in a Microsoft Always-On deployment that delivers flash I/O storage performance and high availability of data.
I'm also increasingly convinced that there is a MSFT OCZ link/ partnership about to be revealed. I'm wondering whether it has to do more with SQL Server 2014....and perhaps ZD-XL gives option to back-up to Azure. don't know.
I found this interesting blog about SQL Server 2014 - discusses role of SSDs and caching...Azure back-up, etc.
In the comments section, author seems to be implying that more, but currently confidential, information about SSD caching and the "buffer pool extensions" will be revealed soon.
also, note that he links to the OCZ Vector when quickly referring to how SSDs are getting cheaper and faster.
Google this to find the blog: brent ozar everything you need to know about sql 2014