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In case you didn’t hear, Plexxi Control 2.4 and Plexxi Connect 2.0 were named to CRN’s list of 15 Hot Networking Products This Summer You Need To See. At the beginning of July, we launched the latest Connect & Control to enable Plexxi’s fabric to deliver per-workload segmentation, security, optimization and visualization for private and public cloud environments. The new software brings better network control and visibility to hyper-converged systems. To find out more about why these products are so “hot”, click here. Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week. Recode: Cloud computing as a utility is going mainstream By Bob O’Donnell From a technology perspective, the idea of delivering computing services from the cloud has gone mainstream. Every day, it seems, we end up hearing about or interacting with a new service or app... (more)

PlexxiPulse— Eliminating Private Cloud Networking Barriers

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 adaptable, the next-generation network easily integrates with service orchestrati... (more)

PlexxiPulse— And the winner is…

The countdown is over. Today marks the start of the most recognizable sports competition in the world. Every four years, the top athletes from across the globe unite for a thrilling two weeks in the summer. And, we expect this summer to be no different! Best of luck to all the athletes competing — we’ll be watching eagerly. In true spirit of competition, I took a look back at our most successful blog posts of 2016. Who will take the gold? GOLD Stateless Transport Tunneling (STT) Meets The Network By Marten Terpstra, Jan. 23, 2014 An oldie but a goodie — a veteran. Marten’s blog fro... (more)

Big Data & Datacenter Development By @MatMathews | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

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)

Plexxi Pulse – Back-and-Forth Blogs on Network Automation

Earlier this month our friend Greg Ferro wrote an article highlighting his experience with scripting for networking automation and the resulting issues with scaling. It’s definitely worth a read. In response, our own Marten Terpstra (resident king of #TerpstraThursdays on Twitter) penned his own thoughts on the topic, outlining a few key points he believes Greg missed and leading to an interesting back and forth between the two. Take a look at both of these articles on automation and scripting and let us know your own thoughts. We’re doing something a little different for this w... (more)