PlexxiPulse – Distributed Private Cloud Use Case

The Challenge: In the networking industry, change is driven by the applications that run on top of IT infrastructure. To keep up with industry demands, the applications themselves are shifting to be increasingly efficient while simultaneously processing vastly larger amounts of data, often resulting in step-function-like changes in application architectures. For instance, in a traditional […]

PlexxiPulse – The Third Leg of the Stool

When it comes to how networking fits into the IT equation, not much has changed in any fundamental way in decades. It’s no secret that compute and storage have converged to simplify the IT infrastructure, but traditional networking has remained complex and most often still requires specially trained staff in order to maintain. Plexxi represents […]

PlexxiPulse – Countdown to .NEXT 2017

It’s that time of year again – we’re counting down to the 2017 Nutanix .NEXT Conference (with Nutanix’ countdown clock, of course). We’re thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s conference in Washington D.C. Are you attending? I’ll be delivering a 30-minute breakout session during the conference (details to come) and the rest […]

PlexxiPulse – Get in the Zone

Familiar with the term iatrogenics? Essentially, iatrogenic disease is the unintended consequences of medical interventions, like the negative side effects of a prescribed drug. It would be foolish to undertake any medical treatment without understanding the balance of the potential benefit from the treatment against the potential negative effects, right? This seems like a common-sense, […]

Understanding Iatrogenics to get to the “Upside Zone” for IT Infrastructure

If you’ve read Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Anti-Fragile, or are somehow involved in medicine, you are likely familiar with the term, iatrogenics. Essentially, iatrogenic disease is the unintended consequences of medical interventions, like the negative side effects of a prescribed drug. In short, it is foolish to undertake any medical treatment without understanding the balance of […]

PlexxiPulse – Not All Workloads Are Created Equal

Networks carry traffic, similar to the way planes carry passengers, but the similarities don’t end there. The process of “deadheading” (as it’s known in the airline circles) is about leveraging existing routes to re-position crew for free; basically, piggybacking on an already incurred cost. At first, it sounds like a perfect optimization that should make […]

Your Packets will be Re-accommodated

I normally hate tortured metaphors, especially in IT; but this one has been stuck in my head even before the dreadful UA passenger incident, so here we go… Unfortunately, it took the horrid and avoidable treatment of a fellow human being for United to finally figure out something they (and other airlines) should have figured […]

PlexxiPulse – Plexxi HCN™ for Nutanix™

If you read our blog regularly (or talk to anyone that works at Plexxi), you know that hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is all the rage these days. According to a Gartner survey, 74% of businesses use or are piloting or actively researching hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. But many organizations fail to consider the networking implications of hyperconvergence. […]

PlexxiPulse – Focused on HCI & HCN

This week we added a few new faces to the Plexxi executive team – Mitch Breen and Mark Wright. In an article published by CRN, Plexxi Nabs Former SimpliVity Sales Leader To Drive Hyper-Convergence Growth, Mike Gregory, founder and CEO of CloudGov Technologies, a Rockville, Md.- based Plexxi partner, hit the nail on the head […]