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Networks carry traffic, similar to the way planes carry passengers, but the similarities don’t end there. The process of “deadheading” (as it’s known in the airline circles) is about leveraging existing routes to re-position crew for free; basically, piggybacking on an already incurred cost. At first, it sounds like a perfect optimization that should make everyone happy. However, what IT professionals should realize is that this deadhead crew is actually a “mission critical” workload leveraging a “best effort” transport model. This sounds like quite the disconnect to me. Check out my latest blog, Your Packets Will be Re-Accommodated, on how to better a network so that workloads are not treated randomly – and mission critical information is not relegated to less than optimal transport conditions. Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news article... (more)

Eliminating Private Cloud Networking Barriers | @CloudExpo #Agile #Cloud #DataCenter

PlexxiPulse - Eliminating Private Cloud Networking Barriers By Mat Mathews Many IT organizations look to the private cloud to improve agility and simplify business operations. More and more are introducing converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to support cloud initiatives and agile development practices. But there is too often a road block - legacy data center networks. Private clouds require a new multipurpose data center network to support diverse applications and workloads without sacrificing performance or service quality. Fully programmable and highly adaptab... (more)

Big Data & Datacenter Development By @MatMathews | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Big Data Is Driving Datacenter Infrastructure Development You may have seen last week that we partnered with Cloudera, certifying the Plexxi Switch on Cloudera’s Enterprise 5 platform. This partnership, while exciting for us and our partners, plays a larger role in the IT landscape as a whole. According to an article this week by Arthur Cole of Enterprise Networking Planet, this move embodies Cole’s belief that networking infrastructure development is increasingly being driven by Big Data applications. He cites the key challenge as not finding somewhere to store all the data (e.g... (more)

PlexxiPulse—Powering Networks On a Global Scale

This week, we announced that Perseus selected Plexxi to deploy a next-generation network system to expand its service operations into 11 new major Asian markets and offer new services between 29 sites across the globe. By using our solutions, Perseus is able to supply low latency point-to-point and multipoint Ethernet services as well as global market data distribution in all of the world’s key emerging markets and financial liquidity centers. Perseus came to us looking for a vendor to help improve its network’s geographic scale, simplicity, agility and service offering capabiliti... (more)

PlexxiPulse—Mark Your Calendar: DemoFriday is 10/24

Plexxi is teaming up with SDNCentral to host DemoFriday on October 24 at 10 a.m. PST. Tune in to hear our own Ed Henry and Nils Stewart demonstrate how to build scalable and manageable Big Data fabrics that easily integrate with systems such as OpenStack and Cloudera. You can register to attend here. In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Backman explains how Plexxi’s Big Data fabric solution is applicable beyond Big Data. SDN: Unshackling the Network Application Environment Art Cole claims that SDN will enable the development of a robust ecosystem of network applications in ... (more)