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PlexxiPulse—Networking For Agile Datacenters, Distributed Cloud Environments and Big Data Applications

December 19th, 2014 | Mat Mathews | No Comments

This week, we announced new product starter kits that will make it easier for companies to adopt software-defined networking in a way that fits their unique networking environments. The kits are designed for three distinct uses — agile datacenters, distributed cloud environments and Big Data applications — avoiding the “one-size-fits-all” starter kit approach of some […]

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I (don’t) like Big Buffers.

December 17th, 2014 | Ed Henry | No Comments

Recently Arista released a white paper surrounding the idea that having deeper buffers running within the network can help to alleviate the incast congestion patterns that can present when a large number of many-to-one connections are happening within a network. Also known as the TCP incast problem. They pointedly targeted Hadoop clusters, as the incast […]

PlexxiPulse—Reflections in Networking

December 12th, 2014 | Mat Mathews | No Comments

2014 was a busy year in networking, and our friend Marcia Savage did a great job of summarizing the industry highs and lows – from ACI to white box switches – this week in a slideshow for Network Computing. It’s definitely worth a read before you head out for the weekend. Check out Marcia’s year […]

The Network as a Complex Distributed System

December 10th, 2014 | Marten Terpstra | 1 Comment

Through http://blog.ipspace.net I landed on this article on acm.org discussing the complexity of distributed systems. Through some good examples, George Neville-Neil makes it clear that creating and scaling distributed systems is very complex and “any one that tells you it is easy is either drunk or lying, and possibly both”. Networks are of course inherently […]

PlexxiPulse—Facebook’s New Network

December 5th, 2014 | Mat Mathews | No Comments

The internet has been buzzing about Facebook’s redesigned datacenter architecture. Facebook, which is used by more than 1.35 billion people, recently restructured their infrastructure to increase flexibility and agility to rapidly adjust to application requirements. Our own Marten Terpstra shared his take on the redesigned infrastructure this week on the Plexxi blog—it’s definitely worth a […]

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