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The Plexxi HCN™ solution for SimpliVity™ tightly integrates Plexxi’s award-winning network fabric with VMware vSphere and SimpliVity OmniCube or OmniStack to create a complete compute, storage, and network infrastructure stack for SimpliVity customers. The Plexxi HCN solution leverages Plexxi Switch, Plexxi Control, and the Plexxi Connect Open Integration Platform to build a network fabric that scales-out directly as SimpliVity HCI resources scale. It allows for powerful automated and manual control over how multiple workloads are given access to network resources to achieve business objectives at the lowest possible cost.

Benefits include:

  • Fully automated network configuration, based on VMware, drastically reduces operating cost and time-to-value of SimpliVity (HCI).
  • Create user-driven workload SLA policies to ensure mission critical workloads get the priority and security they need.
  • Automated, event-based, just-in-time capacity for network intensive workload events can be allocated for actions such as live migrations or storage system re-balances.
  • A single network fabric can now support multiple workload classes, including isolated SimpliVity storage and federation networks, drastically reducing equipment costs and touch points.

To learn more about how Plexxi HCN integrates with SimpliVity, check out our latest datasheet.

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week.

CSO Online: SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn’t one of them
By Kacy Zurkas
As the digital enterprise struggles to find the best security solutions to defend their ever-expanding networks, many are looking to next generation tools that offer interoperability capabilities. Software defined networking (SDN) holds lots of promises. By consolidating the control planes of multiple devices into a single controller, that controller becomes the omnipotent decision maker over the entire network.

Network World: Hyperconverged storage: Are your network and team up to the task?
By Mike Sheldon
There is reality in the hype that moving to a converged storage environment can produce major cost savings while paving the path to advanced virtualization technologies. Part of the appeal comes from the ability to use commodity servers and storage to build a shared storage pool vs. relying on a dedicated appliance that typically comes at a pretty substantial premium.

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