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
Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news article... (more)
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 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)
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)
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)