PLEXXI HCN™

SIMPLY A BETTER NETWORK FOR
HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

Plexxi HCN for HCI: Guaranteed
Network Performance at Scale

“Enterprises looking to take advantage of the latest innovations in cloud infrastructures to build highly reliable, resilient, maintainable, and programmable network infrastructures to support hyperconverged infrastructures and the software defined data center would be smart to
take a close look at Plexxi’s network infrastructure solutions.”

What is HCN?

SCALE OUT vs SCALE UP
SCALE OUT vs SCALE UP

Grow your network with control.

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.

APIs + GUIs
APIs + GUIs

APIs and GUIs not Protocols and CLIs.

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.

SECURITY
SECURITY

Securely Converged Fabric.

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.

VALUE
VALUE

Value at Any Scale.

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.

Benefits of HCN.

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.

Faster
Deployment

Integrated
Management

One Network
Multiple Workloads

Building Block
Scaling

Plexxi Fabric vs. Traditional “Leaf-Spine” Network

Plexxi’s ”single network” for hyper converged infrastructure significantly reduces capital equipment and operational costs by eliminating the need for multiple, separate networks.

FEATURED POST

What is Hyper-Converged Network (And Why Do You Need One)?

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.