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After cheap, what is important for cloud services?

September 16th, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

Amazon is indisputably the biggest name in cloud service providers. They have built up a strong market presence primarily on the argument that access to cheap compute and storage resources is attractive to companies looking to shed IT costs as they move from on-premises solutions to the cloud. But after the initial push for cheap […]

Cracking the cloud code

September 15th, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

The cloud is one of those technology trends that seems to be perpetually on the cusp of becoming ubiquitous. But if recent analyst reports are any indication, cloud’s breakthrough moment is imminent. Late last year, Gartner predicted that in 2016, the bulk of new IT spend would shift to the public cloud, and that by […]

Plexxi Pulse—The Importance of Visiting Customers

September 12th, 2014 | Mat Mathews | No Comments

If you follow the Plexxi blog, you know that our own Marten Terpstra (engineer turned product manager) posts every week in his reoccurring #TerpstraThursday blog series. He is also a contributor to industry publications like SDNCentral. This week, Marten reflected on a recent visit with a customer and highlights the importance of connecting engineers with […]

Visiting customers is necessary, customers visiting you is priceless

September 11th, 2014 | Marten Terpstra | No Comments

This week we hosted a (potential) customer that really wanted to dig in and understand what we do and how we do it.  Not the powerpoint kind where we go through endless monologues of all the good stuff we say we do, but roll up the sleeves, let’s install some boxes and actually see what […]

Networking’s second law

September 10th, 2014 | mike.bushong | 2 Comments

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington was a British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who once wrote: The law that entropy always increases, holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell’s equations — then so much the worse for Maxwell’s equations. If […]

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