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Our attendance at last month’s Nutanix .NEXT Europe conference with our partner, Data Solutions, was one for the books. Not only was the event sold out with more than 2,200 attendees (twice the size of last year’s Vienna conference), but also it was a wonderful celebration of simplicity and possibility – especially when it comes to networking and the cloud.  

The theme this year was clear: the importance of the network completing the “stack of simplicity” in cloud infrastructure. In other words, one click clouds deserve one click networking – and that message resonated with attendees. Here is just some of the feedback from the sessions:

  • Nutanix: great job making complicated things look simple.” – Bill Hippenmeyer, GoogleCloud
  • Complex is competent – simple is genius.” – Sunil Potti, Nutanix
  • Seamless infrastructure is pivotal.” – Dheeraj Pandey, Nutanix

Plexxi is dedicated to the concepts of simplicity and invisible network infrastructure with the Plexxi HCN™ solution. In fact, it eliminates any of the complications that come with enterprise networks, and delivers the same seamless experience to enterprise cloud administrators.

For more details on .NEXT Europe and how Plexxi HCN “keeps it simple,” click here for our own Brian Martin’s conference recap.

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

RCR Wireless News: The role of NFV and SDN in 5G
By Nathan Cranford
The digital transformation of network infrastructure through network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) is anticipated to play a pivotal role with the respect to the commercialization of 5G. There are several major architectural obstacles facing 5G networks, which can only be overcome leveraging NFV and SDN. This article explores some ways NFV and SDN technologies are expected to address those challenges.

InfoWorld: How Hyperconvergence Tips IT Past the All-Flash Inflection Point
By Jesse St. Laurent
For decades, traditional storage (or disk storage) worked well for IT teams, giving them the high capacity they needed. But, as data storage space becomes more important every year, capacity alone is no longer enough. IT teams often face high latency issues and drive failures with the traditional storage solutions – as seen by the high number of articles available offering advice for overcoming and anticipating such failures.

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