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PlexxiPulse – Get in the Zone

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 benefit from the treatment against the potential negative effects, right? This seems like a common-sense, but many people endure undesired consequences due to negative iatrogenic effects. Iatrogenics exist in IT Infrastructure as well. Stick with me here…I explain in my latest blog post, Understanding Iatrogenics to get to the “Upside Zone” for IT Infrastructure.

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week

GCN: Evolving options for on-premises data centers
By Matt Leonard
Ever since cloud computing became a realistic option for large operations, it has dominated the data center conversation. Efforts to consolidate data centers and cut the related operations and maintenance costs have pointed to cloud as a potential option. There are, however, instances when using on-premises computing can be beneficial and necessary. And the terminology in the space has so much overlap that agencies operating an on-prem site often call it a cloud.

FedTech: Moving to Hyperconvergence? First, Know Your Needs.
By Rick Cook
Agencies see a way to reap the benefits of the cloud and to ease the strain of managing additional systems: adopt hyperconverged infrastructures. Hyperconverged systems combine storage, networking and processing in a single appliance and offer a series of advantages. Notably, these systems often are easier to expand and can accelerate application delivery. Better yet, they can save money in hardware, support and maintenance, making them prime candidates to deliver desktops from a virtual machine on a server.

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Visionary solutions are built by visionary leaders. Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Product Management Mat Mathews has spent 20 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting product — a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking and photonic switching — represents the best of Mat's career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.