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The Plexxi family has a rich IT, networking, and data center history. With backgrounds in finance, manufacturing, marketing, and coding (and more!), as well as experience at well known companies such as EMC, Sun, 3Com, and Nortel, our team is a strong balance of inventor and practitioner. Visit our management team page to learn about our executive dream team and how their collective experiences help make Plexxi the company it is today: Richard Napolitano, CEO David Husak, Founder, CTO, and EVP, Products & Technology Mat Mathews, Co-Founder and VP, Product Management Mitch Breen, SVP, Enterprise Sales Tim Lieto, SVP, Strategic Accounts, Federal and International Laurie Riedel, VP, Finance Steve Anderson, VP, Operations and Customer Support Gilad Sade, VP, Engineering Bill Koss, VP, Strategic Accounts Mark Wright, VP, Sales Operations Below please find a few of our top... (more)

Requirements for Data Center Networks By @MatMathews | @CloudExpo [#SDN]

The Six Requirements for Data Center Networks One way or another, all data center networks exhibit at least six different functional areas that their operators need to engineer, implement, and operate with a differing set of needs and requirements. Similarly, in one way or another, most of the available SDN and virtualized network solutions available today or in progress aim to deal with issues in one or more of these areas to improve their functional effectiveness, cost, automated-ness, or integrated-ness. Yet some areas receive an inordinate amount of focus/attention and those... (more)

Plexxi Pulse – Big Moves for our West Coast Team

If you’ve been keeping up with Plexxi, you know we’re proud of our roots on the East Coast. However, we have exciting news this week for the West Coast contingent of our team. Our San Francisco team has just moved to into the communal office space called WeWork (the SOMA one, not the Golden Gate one). Stay tuned for more as we get settled in there. In this week’s PlexxiTube video, Dan Backman comments on how Plexxi’s switching solution uses an SDN controller called Plexxi Control. He answers a couple poignant questions: Where does the Plexxi Controller run? Is it a standalone pi... (more)

Plexxi Pulse: Plexxi on Arista’s IPO

There’s no shortage of talk this week about Arista’s IPO. The company began trading on the NYSE today above the market’s expectations, leading to a strong start right out of the gate. In my opinion, Arista’s IPO demonstrates the viability of hardware and the robustness of Ethernet switching in a space that has been saying for years that hardware is going away. Investors believe there is market share up for grabs in the networking industry and are going after it accordingly. My colleague Mike Bushong did a nice write up earlier this week titled “5 things Arista’s impending IPO s... (more)

Plexxi Pulse—Challenging the Value of the Public Cloud + DemoFriday

Plexxi recently teamed up with Colovore, Piston Cloud Computing and King Star Computers to publish a whitepaper that challenges the assumption that the public cloud is inherently cheaper than the private cloud. Though the rapid speed of deployment and reduced capital expenditure has made services such as Amazon EC2 very attractive, the study shows that the rate of cost increase is often higher than that of a self-hosted private cloud solution. Brandon Butler recently reported on the paper’s findings for Network World. We hope you were able to tune into DemoFriday today on SDNCentr... (more)