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Awareness. By definition, it means understanding one’s environment, its variables, its dynamics, and its current and potential future state. It’s safe to say awareness is essential to successfully achieving your goals in most endeavors. Plexxi HCN is what we call “Nutanix aware.” In ot...
There was no better way to slide into summer than sponsoring the .NEXT Conference in Washington DC, hosted by Nutanix. It was exciting and gratifying for the Plexxi team to meet and be a part of this exciting community, Cloud Builders. It is very clear that there is a need for a change...
While browsing the Plexxi website recently you may have discovered our new featured customers page. Debuted this week, it highlights a select handful of the many organizations that have embraced our Hyperconverged Network solutions. On the page you’ll find information on our customers ...
Let’s talk about the network. Today, we are relying increasingly on the network to connect both servers and storage elements to servers. But for decades the network was used to connect client desktops to servers. The question remains if the networking we knew back then can handle today...
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 b...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2017 – Plexxi, a pioneer of hyperconverged networking (HCN), today announced enhanced network integration with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Plexxi, a Nutanix Elevate Partner and Gold Sponsor of this week’s Nutanix .NEXT Conference in Washington, D....
The 2017 Nutanix .NEXT Conference is only a few days away, and we couldn’t be more excited. This year, I’ll be co-presenting with Nutanix’s networking security specialist engineer, Yuan Wang. We’ll be discussing Plexxi HCNTM  integration with Nutanix — and demonstrating the autom...
Nashua, NH – June 20, 2017 – Plexxi, a pioneer of hyperconverged networking (HCN), today announced that Plexxi Co-Founder and VP of Product Management, Mat Mathews, will be a featured speaker at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference on June 28. Mathews, an industry-recognized networking veteran...
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Plexxi Connect for Nutanix Prism Demo appeared first on Plexxi.
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 foreig...
As organizations streamline their datacenter operations and move to consolidate their IT assets, they need the agility to quickly deploy and scale their infrastructure. This week, we were excited to announce new versions of Plexxi’s switches, and Control and Connect products (complete ...
Hey, Brian here. In my inaugural blog, I talked about the technology trifecta of hyperconverged compute, storage, and networking, and how I think Plexxi represents a critical next phase of networking. That discussion, as well as my occasional dabbling in autonomous robotics, got me thi...
NASHUA, N.H. – June 13, 2017 – Plexxi, a pioneer of Hyperconverged Networking (HCN), today announced the introduction of its new Switch 3eq Ethernet (for 25/50/100 GbE) switches, and the latest versions of its Plexxi Control (software-defined network fabric control) and Ple...
For all you Plexxi blog fans out there, make sure to check out our CEO blog, where Plexxi CEO Rich Napolitano sheds light on advancements and recent announcements in networking and at Plexxi. With more than 30 years of IT experience, most recently as the head of EMC’s Unified Storage D...
It’s safe to say that network security is top-of-mind for most CIOs and their IT staff in today’s tech landscape, and ensuring continued security will remain a top challenge. Many organizations struggle to create a network security model that is both flexible enough to react to constan...
The Challenge: In the networking industry, change is driven by the applications that run on top of IT infrastructure. To keep up with industry demands, the applications themselves are shifting to be increasingly efficient while simultaneously processing vastly larger amounts of data, o...
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...