“As adoption of hyperconverged integrated systems for mainstream workloads grows, network architects must ensure networking is more than a set of fat, dumb pipes. Demanding workloads such as enterprise-class databases and event/ stream processing will drive HCIS networking into uncharted territory.”
Modern applications and hyperconverged infrastructures employ a “scale-out” architecture that enables them to incrementally scale without disrupting normal operation. The direct, switch-to-switch connectivity provided by Plexxi HCN allows users to simply add switches without expensive and costly reconfiguration of the network.
Plexxi HCN is event-driven vs. protocol/CLI-driven like traditional networking solutions. With Plexxi HCN, network resources are under software control, which means that organizations can optimize their network performance either dynamically or explicitly based on the requirements of critical HCI workload traffic.
Plexxi HCN delivers a single network fabric that can securely run all network workloads, including LAN, SAN and application-specific workloads, like HCI. Plexxi’s fabric path control through software, can isolate specific workloads to ensure predictable performance and security. This capability eliminates the cost and complexity of deploying separate networks to isolate workloads.
Whether deploying a single-rack solution, multi-rack solution, or solution at cloud-scale that includes thousands of server elements, Plexxi delivers significant value. Plexxi HCN significantly reduces cost and complexity through its flat fabric topology, automated configuration, building block scalability, and application-ware integration.
Plexxi’s Hyperconverged Network, Plexxi HCN™, is designed to support the distributed nature of HCI deployments in a way that tightly integrates into mainstream HCI solutions and scales incrementally. For customers, this means much faster HCI time-to-deployment, significant capital and operating expense reductions, and a solution that tightly integrates compute, storage, AND networking into a single, easily scalable solution.
Plexxi’s ”single network” for hyper converged infrastructure significantly reduces capital equipment and operational costs by eliminating the need for multiple, separate networks.
Plexxi HCN is the purpose-built network fabric to support the unique needs of HCI clusters. It’s fool-proof, integrated, automated, removes the need for SANs, and best of all, it costs you the same or less than doing it the hard way. Check out why you need HCN in our latest blog.