The pressure to size the SDN market

With all the talk about commoditization on one side and a brand new market on the other side, there is an immense pressure building to be able to size the “SDN Market”. I put “SDN Market” in quotes because I think it is a bit of a misnomer, but that is for another time. I […]

Sorting through the SDN players

As we look a bit more at the commoditization arguments and realize that a pricing shift is afoot, it becomes interesting to see how the industry will fare if there are wholesale pricing changes.

Plexxi Pulse February 15, 2013

Well, we survived the snowpocalypse here in New England! While some of us out in our new office were lucky enough to dodge the storm, we weathered quite well here in Cambridge and New Hampshire. Here are my reads for this week – enjoy! SDN Adoption Plans Still Stalling In Europe A recent survey found […]

Will SDN drive commoditization or just change the pricing mix?

In the last post, I suggested that there is something more than commoditization driving SDN. Truth be told, I am not personally convinced commoditized networking solutions are a foregone conclusion. But the nuance here is that I used the word ‘solutions’ and not ‘hardware’. Everyone and their dog has written about the ability of SDN […]

SDN and commoditizing the network

  In a recent article, GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham writes about SDN (and more specifically, OpenFlow) and commoditization. She asserts the following: “If 2012 was the year that software-defined networking sold out, then 2013 should be the year that the big players in the industry recognize that their efforts to neutralize the threat of OpenFlow and the […]

Plexxi Pulse February 1, 2013

Will SDN ever be universally defined? As it is now, many people have a high level understanding of the concept, but there’s much more to it than just the glossy finish. However, there are some that are seeing the bigger picture. Here are my reads for this week in the Plexxi Pulse. Enjoy! The SDN […]

Plexxi expands

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Plexxi. This past Monday, we opened our first West Coast office in downtown San Francisco. The new space (located at 430 Main Street, San Francisco, CA) gives Plexxi a presence on the tech-heavy West Coast, expanding both our geographical footprint and our technology reach. And for a […]