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Nashua, NH – June 20, 2017 – Plexxi, a pioneer of hyperconverged networking (HCN), today announced that Plexxi Co-Founder and VP of Product Management, Mat Mathews, will be a featured speaker at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference on June 28. Mathews, an industry-recognized networking veteran and thought-leader, has been instrumental in driving Plexxi’s strategy of tight integration with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Mathews, along with Nutanix’s networking security specialist engineer, Yuan Wang, will deliver a presentation on Plexxi HCNTM integration with Nutanix, and they will also offer a demonstration of the automation and integrated network visualization that this integration provides customers.

In their session entitled, “Introducing the Hyperconverged Network,” Mat and Yuan will discuss the reasons why hypervconverged infrastructure needs a hyperconverged network. They will review the multiple attributes of HCN and cite examples of how customers can use Plexxi HCN to build a solid HCI foundation from the start, one that customers can easily scale into a full-fledged Enterprise Private Cloud. They will also demonstrate how Plexxi HCN integration with Nutanix makes Plexxi HCN “Nutanix aware,” which enables network visualization in Prism, as well as configuration and management automation.

“Our goal with Plexxi HCN is to allow Nutanix customers to seamlessly build clusters connected on an advanced network fabric, without the need to be networking experts, said Mathews. “Because Plexxi HCN is under software control and via APIs integrates tightly into the Nutanix converged compute/storage software stack, it becomes aware of the Nutanix infrastructure.  This awareness enables Plexxi HCN to easily automate network configuration and dynamically respond to cluster events, vastly simplifying network administration and eliminating the need for specially trained network personnel.”

Mat Mathews has spent over 23 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting, and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting products – a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking, and photonic switching – represents the best of Mat’s career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer at Wellfleet Networks, building Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Mat and Yuan’s session is scheduled for June 28 at 3:25PM at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, D.C..  – Room: Woodrow Wilson BCD. Plexxi, a Nutanix .NEXT Gold Sponsor, will also have a booth, no. G9 on the expo floor, where the Plexxi team, including Mat, will be available to discuss anything Plexxi and Nutanix.


About Plexxi Inc.

Plexxi is a pioneer in converged and hyperconverged network infrastructure for public and private cloud deployments. Plexxi solutions enable Cloud Builders to harness the power of a single, simple platform to create private/public/hybrid cloud and data center networks. Plexxi HCNTM  offers an easy-to-manage, cost-effective hyperconverged network for hyperconverged infrastructure HCI solutions. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., Plexxi investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PlexxiInc

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