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PlexxiPulse – Distributed Private Cloud Use Case

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, often resulting in step-function-like changes in application architectures. For instance, in a traditional set up, a networking team has an infrastructure with orchestration systems layered on top to meet the performance and scaling requirements that their platforms demanded. Thus, stretching the infrastructure beyond its useful boundaries. But that is inefficient. So what’s the alternative?

The Solution: Plexxi’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) software.

The Benefits:

  • Unified view of the network fabric
  • High utilization
  • Faster failure handling
  • Faster time to market/deployment
  • Hitless upgrades
  • High fidelity test environment
  • Elastic compute
  • Simplicity
  • Uniformed low latency
  • Reduced cabling
  • Reduced OPEX (Use of controller)
  • Reduced OPEX (Photonics drive lower power and cooling costs)
  • Deployment flexibility

Read Distributed Private Cloud Use Case for more details on this use case, and be sure to check out all of our use case stories.

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

eWeek: How Software-Defined Networking Is Helping Modernize Data Centers
By Chris Preimesberger
As an increasing number of enterprises upgrade their data centers with the latest software and infrastructure, they are looking at technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) services to move and protect data. At the same time, organizations increasingly are relying on cloud services for hosting mission-critical workloads.

ITWeb: SDN – yesterday, today and tomorrow
By Joanne Carew
Software-defined networking (SDN) is all about decoupling hardware from software. Paul Ruinaard, regional sales manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at Nutanix, describes SDN as changing the way we see the datacentre and network of the future. Software and functionality that used to be tightly coupled to specific hardware has now become uncoupled and can run on any hardware.

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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.