Plexxi + HPE: The Road Ahead Together

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality” ~ Yoko Ono Dear friends, customers and partners, I am pleased to share with you that Plexxi has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). You can read the announcement issued by HPE here. […]

Cheers to a New Year!

For those of us old enough to remember Y2K, it’s hard to believe we are already in 2018. Just a scant 19 years ago we worried that the world would end when computers were asked to switch centuries on their internal clocks from 19## to 20##. ‘Future proofing’ was not a concept embraced by computer […]

Is Your Network Aware of Your Infrastructure – It Should Be…

In a previous blog post, I talked about Plexxi’s network awareness of applications and infrastructure. I talked about how this awareness can make many network operations dynamic and transparent to the IT administrator. I also discussed how awareness can enhance infrastructure agility by making it easier to recognize and quickly respond to events. Awareness, by […]

Hyperconvergence is Hot – Can Your Network Take the Heat?

Sometimes it seems that the more things change, the more they remain the same.  Back in the day, when Sun Microsystems was flying-high selling leading-edge, distributed computing solutions, the company’s tagline was, “The Network is the Computer.” To many at the time, this was a foreign concept (wasn’t the network just a set of wires […]

Aha – The Network Is Aware

In today’s instant information world, big achievements rarely go unnoticed. The latest sports champion, hot new product, or science discovery usually get plenty of immediate attention. However, sometimes great things happen in the background, quietly, without fanfare, without the world paying close attention. This doesn’t mean that great things aren’t the result of great ideas […]

HP Enterprise Acquires Simplivity – The Coming Hybrid Cloud Wars

Last week, HP Enterprise announced its agreement to acquire Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor Simplivity for $650M. You can read the story here. Big news? I guess it depends on how you look at it. The HPE acquisition had been rumored for some time. So, it wasn’t a big surprise, but it is still big news. […]

Building the Next Generation Datacenter – Plexxi At Your Service

As the calendar year comes to an end, I wanted to share some thoughts on 2016, our progress as a company, and the clear trends we are seeing as the industry moves toward enterprise datacenter modernization and deployment of private cloud infrastructures. This year we have had several major Plexxi deployments at scale that have […]

Baseball, Automobiles, and the Road to HCIS

The Chicago Cubs are now the 2016 world champions of baseball. I’m not a Cubs fan, but I couldn’t help rooting for them given that the last time they won a World Series was back in 1908. For you trivia buffs, in 1908, 90% of all households had no electricity, the average wage was 22 […]

Off to Vienna – In Search of the Invisible Infrastructure

Turn on your TV. Turn on your faucet. Turn on the lights. Text a friend. All simple operations, right?  Reliable, right?  Inexpensive, right?   Are you intimately familiar with the technologies and vast infrastructures that support these services?  Do you care?  Probably not. Personally, as long as things work when I “press the button,” I don’t […]