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PlexxiPulse—Case Study: Perseus

If you’ve been following us on the blog or social media, you know that we announced a partnership with Perseus last week to help expand their global reach into 29 sites across the globe. Perseus has built the world’s largest SDN-based on demand services network, allowing them to quickly offer new products and services while enabling new deployments at a rapid pace. They needed a vendor that could offer the agility and flexibility to deliver services very rapidly and cross the globe, controlling the speed of execution, delivery and operating expenses. Light Reading reporter Mitch Wagner explored the partnership in detail last week and our CEO Rich Napolitano penned a case study on the Plexxi blog as well. Both pieces illustrate how Plexxi is helping to build (and scale) next-generation networks of tomorrow.

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InfoWorld: What hyperscale storage really means
By Rob Whiteley
Let’s be clear: Hyperscale isn’t about how large you are. Organizations don’t have to be huge to leverage hyperscale solutions. But that’s exactly what many IT infrastructure, operations, and devops pros think when they first learn about hyperscale. The Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Powering Networks On a Global Scale

This week, we announced that Perseus selected Plexxi to deploy a next-generation network system to expand its service operations into 11 new major Asian markets and offer new services between 29 sites across the globe. By using our solutions, Perseus is able to supply low latency point-to-point and multipoint Ethernet services as well as global market data distribution in all of the world’s key emerging markets and financial liquidity centers.

Perseus came to us looking for a vendor to help improve its network’s geographic scale, simplicity, agility and service offering capabilities. Through Plexxi’s technology, the company found ways to reduce its network’s operational overhead, intense manual labor and complexity, while at the same time increasing and improving service delivery options for its customers. We’re proud that we were able to help Perseus find a solution that accommodated their requirements of today as well as those of the future. Interested in learning more about how we’re working together? Take a look at this blog post from our CEO Rich Napolitano.

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Light Reading: Perseus Builds 75,000-Mile Global SDN Network
By Mitch Wagner
Perseus is deploying Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Products for Success

As the industry transitions into the next era of IT, the flood of data and application growth is forcing Cloud-based network architectures to change radically (for more info take a look here). This shift is causing an increased emphasis on tools and service integration rather than a focus on individual components. The emerging role of Cloud Architect is tasked with delivering agility and cost savings through automation, resource elasticity, data and application mobility and workflow integration. We’ve identified this new role and have the tools that will enable Cloud Builders to be successful—Plexxi Control software, Plexxi Connect and Plexxi Switch. Interested in learning more? Take a look at our solutions brief on networking for Cloud Builders.

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ITBusinessEdge: Striving Toward Unified Enterprise Infrastructure
By Arthur Cole
Most enterprises are already realizing some of the benefits of cloud computing in the form of lower capital and operating costs, better scalability and access to more modern, robust infrastructure. But if they are not careful, they run the risk of migrating workloads onto too many disparate platforms, creating the same kinds of data silos that currently Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Is the Network a Storage Problem?

In talking to our customers, CEO Rich Napolitano realized that the rapidly changing dynamics of storage have an impact on network traffic. After reading articles like this one from Enrico Signoretti at the Register on how the network may become the next bottleneck for storage, he decided to investigate further. In a blog post this week, Rich identifies how storage is changing, its impact on the network and how Plexxi solutions can enable scaled-out storage. Give it a read!

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SiliconANGLE: Is there a new networking solutions provider du jour for cloud architects?
By R. Danes
How does a young company compete against a behemoth competitor with an 80 percent enterprise marketshare? “We look for the agents of change,” said Plexxi, Inc.’s CEO Rich Napolitano, referring to the company’s strategy for attracting customers looking for novel IT Solutions.

Xconomy: What’s New in Boston VC Land: Assemble, Hyperplane, Pillar
By Gregory T. Huang
GV (not to be confused with GC) is Google Ventures’ new name. The firm, also bicoastal, has been moving away from seed-stage investing, according to a Wall Street Journal story. GV Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Barriers to Adoption

At the recent BOSNOG meetup where our co-founder and CTO Dave Husak hosted a discussion on the state of the network, a member of the audience asked what Plexxi’s barriers to adoption were. This struck a chord with Bill Koss, our VP of Strategic Accounts who was in attendance at the event. He outlined what he believes Plexxi’s barriers to adoption are and how Plexxi is provisioning networks for the modern era in a blog post. Give it a read and let us know what you think.

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SearchSDN: SDN network security: Building a safer architecture
By Lee Doyle
IT buyers can select from a wide range of SDN tools to improve network security. VMware offers NSX to virtualize the network and provide micro-segmentation of data center assets. Cisco leverages the SDN capabilities of its Application Centric Infrastructure, in combination with its network security products, to enhance data center security. Rapid changes in IT technologies have altered the landscape of network security. With the advent of pervasive mobility, BYOD and the Internet of Things (IoT), organizations can no longer rely on a hardened network Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—BOSNOG Event

This week, Plexxi co-founder Dave Husak hosted interactive discussion on the evolving role of network administrators, the future of cloud environments and bringing order to the chaos of software-defined networking, at a BOSNOG (Boston Network Operators Group) event. Dave and the team enjoyed connecting with other networking professionals in the area and listening to other viewpoints on the future of the network. Take a look at a few photos from the event below and keep an eye on the blog and Twitter for updates on future events.



Photo credit: Ethan Banks

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ESG Global: Plexxi Draws Google’s Attention – and Money
By Steve Duplessie
Plexxi is one of those “intelligent infrastructure” companies I’ve been harping about as of late. And by intelligent, in this case I mean a network that can self-actualize and alter its very being based on real-time application and usage demands. It’s way cool. And because I love to tell you “I told you so”, which I did over a year ago, I now get to rub your noses in it. This stuff matters. Google Ventures just plopped some Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—GV Invests In Plexxi

On Wednesday, we announced that GV (formerly Google Ventures) has invested in Plexxi. GV’s investment will help us continue to scale our networking product offerings, meet the needs of the emerging cloud builder community and drive adoption of software-defined architecture in data centers. CEO Rich Napolitano’s recent blog post calls attention to the need for transformation of IT being led by Cloud Builders and Cloud Architects. This investment will help us stay at the forefront of this transformation.

This investment follows Plexxi being named to the Dell Founders 50 list and the release of our newest software suite and Switch 3 hardware program in late 2015. We are committed to constant innovation and proud that GV shares our vision to provide a network that meets today’s dynamic business requirements.

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ZDNet: Google’s venture capital arm GV invests in networking startup Plexxi
By Natalie Gagliordi
Networking startup Plexxi says it has received a funding investment from GV, Google’s venture capital arm formerly known as Google Ventures. Plexxi did not disclose the specific size of Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Our CEO on “Cloud Builders”

The future of IT is rapidly changing. The transition to private and public clouds is forcing the need for integrated and elastic infrastructure. These changes are the impetus of a new role (and customer) called the Cloud Builder or Cloud Architect. Cloud Builders look at applications and data requirements from the perspective of business goals, not static technology silos. CEO Rich Napolitano details the parameters and implications of this new role in a blog post, and also outlines how Plexxi’s tools enable Cloud Builders to drive agility and workflow integration across what were once disparate compute, storage and network domains. Give it a read.

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ITBusinessEdge: Converging Your Way to a New Data Center
By Arthur Cole
Vested interests in the IT industry have a lot riding on the hope that the enterprise will want to keep some of its infrastructure in-house rather than push everything onto the cloud as the decade unfolds. But this is only likely to happen if on-premises hardware is low-cost, highly scalable and maintains a tight footprint. This is why so many designers are touting converged and hyper-converged Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Dell Founders 50

This week, Plexxi was named to Dell’s Founders 50, a select cohort of startups that are disrupting their respective industries and poised for future success. Dell recognized Plexxi, and the other startups on the list, for the company’s high growth and impressive use of innovative technology solutions. Plexxi’s technology is founded on the belief that the future of IT is dramatically changing as the industry moves towards the third era of IT. As the industry transitions into the next era of IT, data and application growth are forcing cloud data center network architectures to change radically. We’re proud to be a part of this list and are committed to producing dynamic solutions for next generation networks. Congratulations to all of the companies named to the 2016 cohort!

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TechTarget: Eight emerging data center trends to follow in 2016
By Robert Gates
Most data centers will be able to reduce physical space by at least 30% in the next five years, one of several emerging data center trends through 2020. Increased density, virtualization, moves to colocation facilities and cloud computing are all impacting operations Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—SDN Webinar with IHS 12/15

Next Tuesday, we are participating in a webinar hosted by IHS analyst Cliff Grossner titled “Which Architecture is Best for Software Defined Networking (SDN)?” Plexxi Director of Product Marketing Bob Noel will contribute to the conversation alongside Jim MacLeod of Fujitsu and Paul Barret of NetScout. Topics up for discussion include rollout timing for data centers, centralized vs. distributed control architecture and service assurance. The webinar will also include company use cases that illuminate the value of SDN adoption. Want to listen in? You can sign up VMUG USERCON conference in Boston this week. Plexxi Systems Engineer Chris Tassone walked blogger Paul Braren through the Plexxi platform at the show. Check it out!

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Xconomy: Enterprise Tech Strikes Back: Photos and Takeaways
By Gregory T. Huang
Steve Papa said it takes having a different viewpoint and the persistence to turn a bad idea into a good idea. Andy Ory said it takes choosing the right market and problem to solve in the first place. Ash Ashutosh said that fast is the new big. The translation from these successful serial entrepreneurs: building an enterprise-tech startup is hard work, but there has never been more opportunity than now…Plexxi’s Rich Napolitano, a longtime EMC executive, said “we need a better ecosystem here”—meaning more collaboration and mentorship in the enterprise-tech community.

CRN: The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2015
By Mark Haranas
It seems everyone was trying to shake up the traditional networking world this year through faster, cheaper, software-driven solutions. Startups are saying 2015 is the year where software-defined networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) began to hit the mainstream market. Innovators who hailed from networking leaders like Cisco and Juniper Networks are forming new companies focusing on things such as analytics, “X”-as-a-Service or converged infrastructure. Startups such as Versa Networks, founded by former Juniper top engineers, and Altocloud, started by a former Cisco top executive, are striving to make network solutions simpler, automated and more cost effective to drive business outcomes. Here are 10 networking startups that have shaken up the industry in 2015.Plexxi is seeking to change the networking world in the enterprise and service provider markets by creating underlays that enable the network to be as scalable and easy to use as a cloud environment.

The Stack: How SDN can help enterprises become a competitive force in the digital age
By Kalyan Kumar, Senior Vice President and Chief Technologist at HCL Technologies
With the digital age dawning, businesses are under mounting pressure to become more agile if they want to compete. This has led to a huge focus on cloud, big data and mobile, but what is often forgotten is that these digital services are delivered on an underlying network infrastructure. Failing to future-proof this platform could ultimately render investments in new technologies ineffective and reduce the benefits they deliver. Digital services require a platform that can scale with spikes in traffic while being able to adapt to changing traffic patterns in real time. Traditional network infrastructures are unable to provide the agility, elasticity and scalability needed to keep up with rapid digital transformation. In order to tackle this challenge effectively, businesses must transition from physical infrastructure to implement a software defined network (SDN) that is more aligned with modern business demands.

Data Center Knowledge: Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure is so Hot
By Yevgeniy Sverdlik
Hyperconverged infrastructure did not exist as a concept two or three years ago. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing methods for deploying IT in the data center, as IT departments look for ways to adjust to their new role in business and new demands that are placed on them. Gartner expects it to go from zero in 2012 to a $5 billion market by 2019, becoming the category leader by revenue in pre-integrated full-stack infrastructure products. The category also includes reference architectures, integrated infrastructure, and integrated stacks. “Hyperconvergence simply didn’t exist two years ago,” Gartner analyst Andrew Butler said. “Near the end of this year, it’s an industry in its own right.” But, he added, the industry has a lot of maturation ahead of it, which means far from all vendors who are in the space today will still be in it a few years from now. In a session at this week’s Gartner data center management summit here, Butler and his colleague George Weiss shared their view of what hyperconverged infrastructure is, why it’s so hot, and what might it all mean for data center managers.

eWeek: Enterprises Embracing Next-Generation Data Centers, Gartner Asserts
By Scot Peterson
Amid the growth of cloud computing and software as a service, the enterprise data center seems like it has lost its place to become a repository of outdated modes of operation and aging equipment ripe for replacement. The general impression is that the enterprise data center as we know it is dead. Long live the data center. Call it the enterprise-defined data center. The reality is that data centers will continue to exist. But they are quickly changing into hubs of innovation, smaller and more agile. This is something that we have seen coming, but now the trend is here. Data centers are changing under the feet of companies as they transform themselves around digital business models, which Garter analysts call “Mode 2” computing. “It’s an exciting time to be in infrastructure,” said Vijay Luthra, senior vice president, global head of infrastructure, engineering and operations at Northern Trust, a speaker here at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference. “CIOs are looking at very disruptive models.”

Harvard Business Review: 8 Tech Trends to Watch in 2016
By Amy Webb
More than once you’ve probably looked at some new digital or technological development and asked yourself, “How did we miss that?” In order to chart the best way forward, you must understand emerging trends: what they are, what they aren’t, and how they operate. Such trends are more than shiny objects; they’re manifestations of sustained changes within an industry sector, society, or human behavior. Trends are a way of seeing and interpreting our current reality, providing a useful framework to organize our thinking, especially when we’re hunting for the unknown. Fads pass. Trends help us forecast the future. To identify emerging trends, I use a six-part methodology beginning with seeking out those on the fringes doing unusual experimentation or research. Next I look for patterns using my CIPHER model, where I identify previously unseen contradictions, inflections, practices, hacks, extremes, and rarities. Then I ask practical questions, mapping trajectories, building scenarios, and pressure-testing my conclusions.

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PlexxiPulse—Networking in Boston

Our CEO, Rich Napolitano, has been hitting the road to share the Plexxi message! Just before Thanksgiving, he sat down with Paul Gillin and Dave Vellante of SiliconANGLE to discuss our most recent product launch and modernizing network infrastructure. Take a look at the video below!

Earlier this week, Rich participated in the Enterprise Tech Strikes Back event in Boston hosted by Xconomy. Rich was a member of the “Building the Next Great Infrastructure Company” panel with Andy Ory of 128 Technology, Ellen Rubin of ClearSky Data and moderator Jody Rose of the New England Venture Capital Association. The group discussed networking, storage and cloud, and what it will take to create Boston’s next big enterprise IT infrastructure company. We enjoyed meeting and networking with likeminded startups that are taking on the challenges associated with the Third Era of IT. It is always fun to have a group of brilliant minds in one room!

Captureticnplexxi1(Photo credit: Bob Brown, Network World)

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week. Enjoy. Is your network ready for IoT devices?
By Manish Sablok
The stats are here: investment bank Goldman Sachs cites Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Networking for Cloud Builders

As the industry transitions into the next era of IT, the flood of data and application growth is forcing cloud-based network architectures to change radically. This week, we announced two new products (Plexxi 2.2 Software Suite and Plexxi Switch 3) that combine to provide cloud builders unprecedented capabilities to bring public cloud flexibility and efficiency to the private cloud. The cloud builder generation needs to make the private cloud as easy to consume as the public cloud—and Plexxi’s solutions do just that. These new solutions expand Plexxi’s go-to-market opportunities in content distribution, high frequency trading, enterprise and government market segments. Take a look at this blog post from our CEO that defines cloud builders and outlines how these new products can help cloud builders construct agile, scalable and reliable networks for the Third Era of IT.

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SDX Central: New Plexxi Software Targets the ‘Cloud Builders’
By Mike Robuck
Plexxi CEO Rich Napolitano says Tuesday’s announcement of the company’s new Plexxi 2.2 Software Suite for cloud builders and a new switch are major milestones for the company. As a corollary to the Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—NHHTC Product of the Year

Last night, Plexxi received the Product of the Year Award from the New Hampshire High Tech Council. More than 200 people, including New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, were on hand as we received the award for our Switch 2 solution. We’re proud to be recognized by an organization that values the advancement of innovation throughout the state of New Hampshire. Plexxi is committed to growing the local tech economy by producing dynamic solutions and hiring the best talent the state has to offer. Congratulations to all of the finalists and companies that are dedicated to shaping an ecosystem for technology companies to grow and succeed in New Hampshire.


 Pictured Left to Right: Peter Antoinette, co-founder, president and CEO of Nanocomp Technologies, and prior Product of the Year Award winner; Paul Mailhot, VP of Business Operations at Dyn and chairman of the Council’s board of directors; Michael Welts, VP of Marketing at Plexxi; Toral Cowieson, Senior Director of Internet Leadership at the Internet Society and the Council’s vice chair; and Matt Cookson, president of Cookson Strategies and the Council’s Executive Director.

Our CEO Rich Napolitano penned a byline this week in ITProPortal that chronicles the past three “eras” of IT, and Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—One Year In

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since Rich Napolitano took the helm as CEO of Plexxi. Since last November, he’s implemented a new strategic vision, formed an exclusive channel distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics and raised a new round of funding. This week, in a profile published in eWeek, enterprise reporter Jeff Burt describes why Rich joined Plexxi and chronicles Plexxi’s successes under his leadership. Take a look. It’s definitely worth a read  before you head out for the weekend. We’re excited to see what Rich’s second year at Plexxi has in store for us, our customers, partners and the industry!

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CIO Review: How to Create the Network of the Future (pg. 48-49)
By Rich Napolitano
IT is changing. The advent of Big Data, the Internet of Things and mobile has massively increased the amount of data we are creating, storing and moving – putting an increasing strain on the piece at the center of it all: the network. More data is a reality. It empowers users around the world with more information than they could ever Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Don’t Let Scalability Spook You

Last week, our director of product marketing, Bob Noel, penned a blog post that identified the five new networking requirements being driven by IoT and Big Data. This week, we are shining the spotlight on one of the third era of IT requirements Bob highlighted – scalability. In today’s dynamic application environments, the ability to scale gracefully to be able to handle distributed applications is critical. The network must be scaled to match demand, but the challenge (and a pain point for many) is how. Traditional “scale up” techniques were about replacing outgrown processing and storage capacity with bigger boxes and migrating data onto the new platform. Now, as the environment grows, more physical devices will be connected to the network. Providers need to think beyond adding capacity through bigger pipes and consider how to support a rapidly growing number of storage and compute nodes. It can be spooky thing to consider, but at Plexxi we make scaling your network to meet Third Era demands a treat, not a trick.

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Enterprise Networking Planet: Better Networking Through the API
By Arthur Cole
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PlexxiPulse—Defining the New Network

The network is changing; there is no doubt about it. Undergoing its own transformation to meet advancements in storage and compute, the network is becoming more important than ever as Big Data and IoT continue to evolve. Our own Bob Noel penned a blog post this week that identifies areas of improvement for the network to meet the requirements of tomorrow. Take a look and tell us your thoughts for the future of the network. Which of Bob’s requirements do you think is the most important?

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Enterprise Storage Forum: The New Era of Secondary Storage HyperConvergence
By Jim Whalen, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
The rise of hyperconverged infrastructure platforms has driven tremendous change in the primary storage space, perhaps even greater than the move from direct attached to networked storage in decades past.  Now, instead of discrete, physically managed components, primary storage is being commoditized, virtualized and clustered, with the goal of providing a highly available virtual platform to run applications on, abstracted away from the individual hardware components themselves.  This has provided dramatic benefits to IT, allowing them to Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Forrester Tech Mixer Recap & A New PlexxiTube Video

Earlier this week our team was in Cambridge at the Forrester Tech Mixer. We had engaging conversations with Forrester analystsand emerging technology companies in the area. We always enjoy attending these events to hear about industry trends and innovative new technologies. It was a great time had by all!

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We’ve also uploaded a new PlexxiTube video on Plexxi’s automated network. Take a look!

Below are a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week. Have a great weekend.

FierceEnterpriseCommunications: Plexxi CEO: The future of networking is photonic underlays
By Chris Talbot
As he approaches his first anniversary as CEO of next-generation networking vendor Plexxi, Rich Napolitano is talking about the future of networks, and they’re not going to be focused on software-defined networking technology. SDN will play a huge role, of course, but it’s an overlay technology. Plexxi is focused on redefining the underlay, and it’s using photonic technology to do it.

Network Computing: SDN’s Northbound Interface Evolves
By Dr. Jim Metzler
Software defined networking requires both northbound and southbound interfaces to facilitate communication between physical devices, the SDN software and applications running on the network. On the southbound side, standards such as OpenFlow define Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—Forrester Tech Mixer

Next Tuesday, we’re heading down to Cambridge, MA to participate in the second annual Tech Mixer hosted by Forrester. The goal of the event is to bring together emerging technology companies in an informal, relaxed setting to make connections and have conversations about current trends in the industry. We’ll be attending alongside some innovative companies and are looking forward to learning more about their platforms and predictions for the future at the event. If you’re in the Boston area, we hope to see you there. Details are listed below!

Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Forrester Research HQ
60 Acorn Park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140

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Forbes: Inside The Crystal Ball:  Five Data Center Trends For 2020 And Beyond
By Michael Levy
Standing at more than one million square feet, the United States Intelligence Community’s Utah Data Center is one of the world’s largest infrastructures. Costing nearly $2 billion, the site boasts storage capacity of almost 12 exabytes. That’s impressive considering the first electronic programmable computer was turned on at the University of Pennsylvania less than 75 years ago. Continue reading

Beyond SDN, Now What?

When we started Plexxi almost 5 years ago, SDN was about to become a “thing.” The topic of advancing networking soon went from obscure to being coined with a name to the full fledge hay day of acquisition euphoria and main stream press. It’s fair to say we have followed the proverbial hype curve quite predictably, and some might say we are now well into the trough of disillusionment. Which leaves some asking, now what?

I’m probably not the only one that feels that we, as an industry, should have moved past the point of showing up at a conference with a “What is SDN” slide. That is, once we move beyond trying to define SDN, we see that perhaps that is the least important thing to do.

Instead of trying to define SDN, I like to try to understand why we’re even discussing it. To me, this entire journey we’ve been on has always been an indication of user discontent. By user, I don’t just mean network engineers and operators, but also the constituents that rely on the network (like the other IT stack components and their respective operators/owners), and ultimately the users that rely on the applications Continue reading

PlexxiPulse—VMUG Reflections

We like to attend conferences and events to stay current on trends, learn new things, make connections and to hear what’s happening in our industry. We were at the VMUG conference in Chicago last month and had some great conversations with networking and storage decision-makers and administrators. Our own director of product marketing, Bob Noel, was at the show and was impressed by the emphasis on the hyperconvergence and discussion around how the network needs to deliver agility that can keep pace with storage and compute. Bob wrote a blog post on his time at the event—take a look here. We’ll be at the Boston VMUG event on December 8, 2015. We hope to see you there.

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FierceEnterpriseCommunications: SDN promises operational ease, cost reduction
By Chris Talbot
If recent vendor claims are to be believed, software-defined networking is starting to take off in a big way in the enterprise. There are still years ahead of tweaking and improving those deployments, as well as security concerns to overcome. The reason is clear: SDN promises several benefits over the old way of designing networks. Continue reading

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