PlexxiPulse – Switch 3

The next generation of innovative networking solutions is here: Plexxi Switch 3 Entry Series. Plexxi’s Entry Series Switches are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s virtual and highly dynamic data center and cloud environments. Specifically designed to support scale-out applications with high performance east/west traffic needs, Plexxi provides a scaled out and automation […]

PlexxiPulse – CEO Blog

Great news – you can now find the collection of our CEO Rich Napolitano’s blog posts in one spot. Keep an eye on our new CEO Blog for Rich’s insights into the latest networking trends. From hybrid cloud to next-gen data centers, there are a lot of moving parts in our industry and Rich has […]

PlexxiPulse – LightRail

Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) has enabled networking vendors to push more data through fiber optics. There are two major variations of WDM: Dense (DWDM) and Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM). CWDM uses fewer wavelengths with more space between the wavelengths, whereas DWDM uses more wavelengths with very small spaces between each, but comes with a […]

PlexxiPulse – HCN

What is a hyper-converged network you ask? Look no further, I answer all of your burning questions in my latest blog, What is a hyper-converged network (and why do you need one?). In short, HCN is purpose-built network fabric to support the unique needs of HCI clusters. It’s fool-proof, integrated, automated, removes the need for […]

What is a Hyper-Converged Network (and why do you need one)?

Certainly by now everyone in IT has heard of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). In the case that you were abducted and held by aliens for the past two years, let me explain. HCI is loosely defined as the close coupling of virtualized compute and virtualized scale-out storage, typically mated to a server platform to create an […]

PlexxiPulse – What’s All The Fuss About HCI?

In case you hadn’t heard, HP Enterprise announced this week that it is set to acquire Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor Simplivity for $650M. Big news? Well, it depends on how you look at it. Plexxi CEO Rich Napolitano gives his two cents in his latest blog, HP Enterprise Acquires Simplivity  – The Coming Hybrid Cloud […]

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. […]

PlexxiPulse – A Look Back

One year ago today, we announced GV (formerly Google Ventures) invested in Plexxi. GV’s investment enabled us to continue to scale our networking product offerings and company operations to meet the needs of the emerging cloud builder community and drive adoption of software-defined architecture in data centers. It has been an eventful 12 months since […]

PlexxiPulse – CyberNorth

This week, the Plexxi team was thrilled to announce our partnership with CyberNorth, Northern New England’s premier enterprise IT infrastructure provider. Our partnership will focus on the transition from traditional SAN architectures to modern day hyperconverged infrastructure. We understand that hyperconverged infrastructure is the driving force in data center consolidation initiatives to simplify IT.  Plexxi […]

PlexxiPulse – Ice Fishing & Winter Games

If you happen to find yourself in the Lake Minnetonka, MN area on January 26, then bundle up and join us for a fun day on the lake! We’re co-sponsoring Deltaware Data Solutions Ice Fishing & Winter Games. Don’t miss out on the Bloody Mary Bar, heated tent, hot food, cold beverages, and a good […]

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