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Big Data Needs a Better Network

April 24th, 2014 | Marten Terpstra | No Comments

Earlier this week I had some interesting conversations with @davehusak. Where the conversation started early in the day with a discussion on overlay networks and what network functions are performed where and in what context, later in the afternoon the discussion moved to networking solutions (and specifically Plexxi solutions) for big data applications. It’s easy […]

Networking: CapEx, OpEx, and… In-App Purchases?

April 23rd, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

From a cost perspective, the networking dialogue is dominated by CapEx. Acquisition costs for new networking gear have historically been tied to hardware, and despite the relatively recent rise of bare metal switching, networking hardware remains a high-stakes business. But SDN is changing this dynamic in potentially significant ways. The first point to clarify when […]

Selling your ideas: Avoid making someone wrong

April 22nd, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

Have you ever been in a position where the right answer is immediately obvious to you and yet you cannot get the other party to come around? While we tend to ascribe poor outcomes to the other party’s incompetence, there is actually a very real psychological phenomenon behind the dynamic. Understanding the psychology can help […]

Building a Plexxi Network

April 21st, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

[This post is penned by Plexxi executive Bill Koss] Two months ago I read an interesting blog post by Greg Ferro titled “Cheap Network Equipment Makes a Better Data Centre.”  At Plexxi, I am the person who leads our sales team and I found the post interesting because I think there is a lot of […]

Plexxi Pulse – Preparing for SDDCS

April 18th, 2014 | Mat Mathews | No Comments

Next week our own Mike Bushong heads to the Software Defined Data Center Symposium, an event organized by our friends over at Tech Field Day. The symposium will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Tuesday, April 22 from 8am to 5pm. Along with other industry influencers, Mike will be discussing OpenFlow, SDN, […]

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