Converged/Hyperconverged Data Centers Require Per-Workload Awareness, Control and Security

The introduction of Plexxi Connect 2.0 and Plexxi Control 2.4 demonstrates our commitment to deliver the very best network infrastructure for converged and hyperconverged data centers. These two new software releases enable the industry’s first network fabric to deliver per-workload segmentation, security, optimization and visualization, delivering on Plexxi’s vision of application-defined networking. Unlike traditional environments, […]

Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference

I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Gartner Data Center Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas December 7th – 10th.  The sessions were very informative, providing insight into both high-level trends and tactical topics, including bimodal IT, cloud (both public and private) and converged/ hyperconverged infrastructure. I leveraged Twitter at the conference […]

Plexxi Unveils A New Cloud Builder Software Suite and New Switch 3 (100GbE) Hardware Platform: Simply a Better Solution for Cloud Builders

We said that the next era of IT would shake things up, and it is. And so is Plexxi. Today, Plexxi announced two new products that combine to deliver cloud builders unprecedented capabilities to bring public cloud flexibility and efficiency to the private cloud through a focus on agility, ease-of-use, security, scale and cost-effectiveness. The […]

5 New Networking Requirements Driven By Internet of Things and Big Data

The Internet of Things is leading to an explosion in the data available to make faster and better-informed business decisions. The key to exploiting this data for business benefit is accessing it on demand and rapidly analyzing it to deliver value. This requires massive volumes of data be moved across the infrastructure, from distributed locations […]

Industry Influencers: Application-aware Networking

Network Insight Blogger and industry guru, Matt Conran, featured Plexxi in his October 6 post Application-aware Networking-Plexxi Networks. He believes, “Mobility and dynamic bandwidth provisioning force us to rethink how we design networks.” We agree. Conran defines application-aware networking as the idea that application visibility combined with network dynamism will create an environment where the network can react to the […]

Takeaways from VMUG in Chicago

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago to attend the VMware User Group conference. It was a great event where I had the opportunity to meet and speak with many server, storage and network team members. One point that struck me was that the importance of the network is becoming clearer to […]

The Hyperconverged Reality of Tomorrow

For a while now we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about hyperconverged systems and we’ve been following it closely. We think what’s missing from these conversations is how critical the network is to the sustained success of these systems. In our quest to build a simply better network, our key focus is on how […]

Plexxi Announces New Network Switch Series to Power the Next Era of IT

Its not very often that something comes along that has the potential to be transformative through a new and truly differentiated approach. With Plexxi’s announcement this morning of our new Switch 2 Series , coupled with Plexxi Control and Plexxi Connect, we’re making strides to change the way networks function to support the business. Based on […]

Visualization Tools for Network Engineers

Networking is a visual field.  In fact, we can generalize and say all of IT is.  Come to think of it, is there a technical field that isn’t?  In this post, I’ll cover a handful of visualization tools that have recently helped me think through and communicate difficult Network Engineering stuff. Graphics Tablet Earlier this year I […]