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When it comes to how networking fits into the IT equation, not much has changed in any fundamental way in decades. It’s no secret that compute and storage have converged to simplify the IT infrastructure, but traditional networking has remained complex and most often still requires spe...
By Brian Martin The other day, a friend of mine asked me why I left a great job at VMware to join Plexxi. My first blush response was simple. “I saw a great opportunity with a great company and a great team, and I went for it.” As the words left my mouth, I realized […] The post ...
It’s that time of year again – we’re counting down to the 2017 Nutanix .NEXT Conference (with Nutanix’ countdown clock, of course). We’re thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s conference in Washington D.C. Are you attending? I’ll be delivering a 30-minute breakout session ...
Familiar with the term iatrogenics? Essentially, iatrogenic disease is the unintended consequences of medical interventions, like the negative side effects of a prescribed drug. It would be foolish to undertake any medical treatment without understanding the balance of the potential be...
If you’ve read Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Anti-Fragile, or are somehow involved in medicine, you are likely familiar with the term, iatrogenics. Essentially, iatrogenic disease is the unintended consequences of medical interventions, like the negative side effects of a prescribed drug. In...
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...
I normally hate tortured metaphors, especially in IT; but this one has been stuck in my head even before the dreadful UA passenger incident, so here we go… Unfortunately, it took the horrid and avoidable treatment of a fellow human being for United to finally figure out something they ...
If you read our blog regularly (or talk to anyone that works at Plexxi), you know that hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is all the rage these days. According to a Gartner survey, 74% of businesses use or are piloting or actively researching hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. B...
This week we added a few new faces to the Plexxi executive team – Mitch Breen and Mark Wright. In an article published by CRN, Plexxi Nabs Former SimpliVity Sales Leader To Drive Hyper-Convergence Growth, Mike Gregory, founder and CEO of CloudGov Technologies, a Rockville, Md.- b...
Industry Veterans Mitch Breen and Mark Wright to Drive Sales of Plexxi HCNTM Nashua, N.H. – April 11, 2017– Plexxi, a pioneer of hyperconverged networking (HCN), today appointed Mitch Breen to the role of SVP of Enterprise Sales and Mark Wright to the role of VP of Sales Operations. Th...
Plexxi is doubling down on its focus on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and hyperconverged networks (HCN). Two industry veterans have joined our executive team to help guide and drive our momentum in that space- Mitch Breen is our new SVP of Enterprise Sales and Mark Wright is our ...
In Plexxi CEO Rich Napolitano’s career as a tech executive, entrepreneur, and investor, he’s had his fair share of “enlightening” moments. But the one that really struck him happened last summer when Rich was listening to one of Plexxi’s largest customers play back the value of our pro...
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...
The Plexxi HCN™ solution for SimpliVity™ tightly integrates Plexxi’s award-winning network fabric with VMware vSphere and SimpliVity OmniCube or OmniStack to create a complete compute, storage, and network infrastructure stack for SimpliVity customers. The Plexxi HCN solution leverages...
“Just as there are tremendous benefits in terms of cost, reliability, and flexibility when power and cooling infrastructure are adaptive, the same benefits can be realized when network infrastructure is adaptive.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. This week, Aligned Data Cente...
We’re excited to report we have been named to CRN’s 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50, a list of 50 companies on the forefront of the development of the software-defined data center (well, technically 49 companies, with VMware included separately from Dell EMC). We’re in good compan...
The Plexxi Compatibility Matrix defines compatibility between released versions of Plexxi Software; both across the various Plexxi software components as well as for each specific Plexxi software component. Plexxi software is made available in three different packages, with each packag...
We’re thrilled to represent New Hampshire in CB Insights’ The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State. CB Insights used their database to identify the most-well funded VC-backed technology startups by state based on disclosed equity funding. We’re...
The next generation of innovative networking solutions is here: Plexxi Switch 3 Entry Series. Plexxi’s Entry Series Switches are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s virtual and highly dynamic data center and cloud environments. Specifically designed to support scale-out appli...
Great news – you can now find the collection of our CEO Rich Napolitano’s blog posts in one spot. Keep an eye on our new CEO Blog for Rich’s insights into the latest networking trends. From hybrid cloud to next-gen data centers, there are a lot of moving parts in our industry and...
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) has enabled networking vendors to push more data through fiber optics. There are two major variations of WDM: Dense (DWDM) and Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM). CWDM uses fewer wavelengths with more space between the wavelengths, whe...
What is a hyper-converged network you ask? Look no further, I answer all of your burning questions in my latest blog, What is a hyper-converged network (and why do you need one?). In short, HCN is purpose-built network fabric to support the unique needs of HCI clusters. It’s fool-proof...
Certainly by now everyone in IT has heard of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). In the case that you were abducted and held by aliens for the past two years, let me explain. HCI is loosely defined as the close coupling of virtualized compute and virtualized scale-out storage, typica...
In case you hadn’t heard, HP Enterprise announced this week that it is set to acquire Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor Simplivity for $650M. Big news? Well, it depends on how you look at it. Plexxi CEO Rich Napolitano gives his two cents in his latest blog, HP Enterprise Acqu...
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...
One year ago today, we announced GV (formerly Google Ventures) invested in Plexxi. GV’s investment enabled us to continue to scale our networking product offerings and company operations to meet the needs of the emerging cloud builder community and drive adoption of software-defined ar...
This week, the Plexxi team was thrilled to announce our partnership with CyberNorth, Northern New England’s premier enterprise IT infrastructure provider. Our partnership will focus on the transition from traditional SAN architectures to modern day hyperconverged infrastructure. We und...
NASHUA, NH – January 10, 2016 — Plexxi, a pioneer of software-defined data center infrastructure, today announced a partnership with CyberNorth, Northern New England’s premier enterprise IT infrastructure provider. The companies are focused on the transition from traditional storage ar...
If you happen to find yourself in the Lake Minnetonka, MN area on January 26, then bundle up and join us for a fun day on the lake! We’re co-sponsoring Deltaware Data Solutions Ice Fishing & Winter Games. Don’t miss out on the Bloody Mary Bar, heated tent, hot food, cold beverages,...
Just before we settled in for the holidays, we announced our partnership with AE Business Solutions (AEBS), a leading IT integration and consulting company serving enterprise organizations throughout the Midwest. We’re thrilled to partner with AEBS and address the rapidly changing data...
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 m...
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 m...
NASHUA, NH – December 22, 2016 — Plexxi, a pioneer of software-defined data center infrastructure, today announced a partnership with AE Business Solutions (AEBS), a leading IT integration and consulting company serving enterprise organization throughout the Midwest. The partnership ad...
NASHUA, NH – December 22, 2016 — Plexxi, a pioneer of software-defined data center infrastructure, today announced a partnership with AE Business Solutions (AEBS), a leading IT integration and consulting company serving enterprise organization throughout the Midwest. The partnership ad...
Yesterday, we launched a new webinar with Nutanix, Bringing Hyperconverged Networking to the Enterprise Cloud. In it, our Director of Solutions Marketing, Steve Marchesano, and Amanda Martinez, Business Development for Nutanix, discuss how Plexxi’s software-defined network fundamentall...
Yesterday, we launched a new webinar with Nutanix, Bringing Hyperconverged Networking to the Enterprise Cloud. In it, our Director of Solutions Marketing, Steve Marchesano, and Amanda Martinez, Business Development for Nutanix, discuss how Plexxi’s software-defined network fundamentall...
We talk a lot about how we’re building a better network for the cloud builder generation here at Plexxi, but you may wonder exactly how we achieve this. Check out our latest video to see how we create next-generation solutions that enable Cloud Builders to embrace the evolution to clou...
Written by Michael Welts, this post originally appeared on the Nutanix NEXT blog. At the recent .NEXT 2016 User Conference in Vienna, Nutanix emphasized reimagining how infrastructure should look and behave based on applications needs and changes. They said that the first step was to c...
This week, we announced our partnership with technology solutions provider, CLAdirect. With more than a decade of wide coverage in Latin America, CLAdirect has brought state of the art telecommunications technologies to Latin America, and a partnership we are proud of. Together, we wil...
Miami, FL, & Nashua, NH – November 29, 2016 – CLAdirect, a Technology Solutions Provider with more than a decade of wide coverage in Latin America, has signed a reseller agreement with Plexxi, a pioneer of software-defined data center infrastructure, and  a leader in converge...