HP Enterprise Acquires Simplivity – The Coming Hybrid Cloud Wars

Last week, HP Enterprise announced its agreement to acquire Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor Simplivity for $650M. You can read the story here. Big news? I guess it depends on how you look at it. The HPE acquisition had been rumored for some time. So, it wasn’t a big surprise, but it is still big news. […]

Building the Next Generation Datacenter – Plexxi At Your Service

As the calendar year comes to an end, I wanted to share some thoughts on 2016, our progress as a company, and the clear trends we are seeing as the industry moves toward enterprise datacenter modernization and deployment of private cloud infrastructures. This year we have had several major Plexxi deployments at scale that have […]

Baseball, Automobiles, and the Road to HCIS

The Chicago Cubs are now the 2016 world champions of baseball. I’m not a Cubs fan, but I couldn’t help rooting for them given that the last time they won a World Series was back in 1908. For you trivia buffs, in 1908, 90% of all households had no electricity, the average wage was 22 […]

Off to Vienna – In Search of the Invisible Infrastructure

Turn on your TV. Turn on your faucet. Turn on the lights. Text a friend. All simple operations, right?  Reliable, right?  Inexpensive, right?   Are you intimately familiar with the technologies and vast infrastructures that support these services?  Do you care?  Probably not. Personally, as long as things work when I “press the button,” I don’t […]

Simply A Better Network for Converged Infrastructure and Your Storage

Plexxi had a really big year in 2015; growing year-over-year revenue by 10X and dramatically increasing our list of customers, signing an exclusive distribution relationship with Arrow Electronics and expanding our value added reseller network by 6X. We achieved all this through a relentless focus on providing transformational data center networking products and tools. Our […]

The “Cloud Builder” Awakens

I have traveled extensively over the final quarter of 2015, meeting with customers, prospects and partners. There is something about being on the road that gives clarity to business and as a result, it is clear in my mind that Information Technology is witnessing its greatest period of change. The Internet of Things, Cloud and […]

Cloud Builders: Building Networks for Third Era Cloud Environments

It’s no secret that network architecture is evolving to address the new needs and requirements of the Third Era of IT. This is happening for a reason. There is a trifecta of events affecting the industry: new requirements, new application architectures and new consumption models. What all this reveals is that a new IT landscape […]