Beyond SDN, Now What?

When we started Plexxi almost 5 years ago, SDN was about to become a “thing.” The topic of advancing networking soon went from obscure to being coined with a name to the full fledge hay day of acquisition euphoria and main stream press. It’s fair to say we have followed the proverbial hype curve quite […]

PlexxiPulse—Join Our Webinar Series

Thanks to hyperconvergence and virtualization, storage and compute have rapidly evolved over the last decade. Conversely, network architectures have remained virtually unchanged. Here at Plexxi, we believe it’s networking’s turn to innovate through consolidation and convergence. On August 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST, we’ll be hosting a webinar on how the network can finally keep […]

PlexxiPulse—Breaking Down the Distributed Network

Most networks today (including Plexxi solutions) are built as distributed networks. This type of infrastructure reduces complexity and significantly increases network capabilities. Our own Marten Terpstra took a deep dive into the future of distributed networks this week on the Plexxi blog. He identifies and breaks down the “central command” system of today’s distributed networks, […]

PlexxiPulse—Spotlight on SDN

Infonetics analyst Clifford Grossner recently released a SDN enterprise study which found that nearly 80 percent of medium and large size businesses plan to implement SDN technology in the data center by 2017. The survey of 153 businesses also revealed that 65 percent of respondents are currently conducting data center SDN lab trials or plan […]

PlexxiPulse—Reflecting on Arrow’s IoT Immersions Conference

We took a short ride to Boston this week for Arrow’s Internet of Things Immersions Conference. Dave Husak, our CTO and EVP of products and technology, participated in a panel alongside executives from Arrow, EMC, Intel, NXP and Oracle to discuss the role software defined networking will play in future Big Data deployments. Dave spoke […]

Plexxi Heads West: Big Data for Business

Big data – a buzzword that every industry is trying to wrap its head around. But what does it mean for networking? Plexxi’s Ed Henry had the opportunity to discuss big data fabrics and Plexxi’s perspective on tackling big data in networking at a Big Data for Business Meet-Up in Denver. Ed shared insight into […]

PlexxiPulse—Simply A Better Network

As enterprises move from experimentation to full-fledged deployments of Big Data, supporting networks need to have the capabilities to support increased bandwidth. Our CEO, Rich Napolitano spoke with CRN’s Meghan Ottolini on this very subject recently. Rich explains how Plexxi’s architecture is designed to scale out to accommodate the next era of technology applications. See […]

SDN and Gartner’s Hype Cycle

Many years ago Gartner introduced their technology Hype Cycle, which maps visibility against maturity for new technology. The Hype Cycle in essence states that many new technologies get a large amount of visibility early in their maturity cycle. The visibility and enthusiasm drops significantly when reality sets in: technologies early in their maturity cycle will […]

Plexxi Pulse—Networking Predictions: 2015 Edition

Happy New Year! The year is off to a great start and we are excited to see what 2015 will bring to the networking space. I have a few predictions of my own (think policy and disaggregation) that were recently published in Network World. What are your networking predictions for 2015? Below are our top […]

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