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We’re a few short days away from VMworld’s return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Our team will be in booth 747 (hence the jumbo-jet below),  to demo our products and answer any questions you might have about our products – including the new datacenter transport fabric and Big Data fabric. Stop by the booth or send us a tweet to @PlexxiInc and we’ll catch up for a quick chat.   You never know exactly what to expect at VMworld, but our own Mike Bushong took a few educated guesses this week on the Plexxi blog. We’ll revisit his thoughts after the conference to see where he hit (and missed) the mark. Below, is our PlexxiTube video of the week along with our top read from ZDNet. Enjoy! In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Backman explains whether Plexxi’s datacenter transport fabric replaces optical transport gear.     Telstra taps Ericsson for softw... (more)

Plexxi Pulse—Save the Date: DemoFriday is July 18

Tune in July 18 at 10 a.m. PST to hear Andre Viera, Plexxi’s product manager, co-present with Iron Mountain on SDNCentral’s DemoFriday.  This demonstration on multi-site datacenter fabrics will illustrate the creation of an optical interconnect between data centers and will showcase how SDN enables the flexibility and balance needed for managing transport and packet traffic between multiple data centers. Sign up here. There are entire networks that are constructed to operate in conjunction with VLANs. In this week’s PlexxiTube video of the week, Dan Backman identifies the VLANs ... (more)

On the Plasticity of Networks

A good friend and business colleague once regaled me with his definition of a good corporate lawyer: “A good lawyer never says ‘no’; she says ‘here’s how’.” I thought this was an interesting and telling description – not because it conjured up creative interpretations of the law and loop-hole sleuthing corporate counsels – but that it imagined a seasoned practioner who understood the plasticity of her infrastructure (in this case the law) and the end goals of her client and therefore would often find innovative solutions that yielded business advantage. Plasticity in this conte... (more)

Plexxi Pulse—Get Ready for VMworld

Plexxi is busy gearing up for VMworld which takes place August 24 – 28, 2014 in San Francisco. Stop by booth 747 to talk with our team, view live demos, and pick up a pair of our infamous socks! We look forward to seeing you there. Big Data fabrics enable scalability and increased control in the datacenter. In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Bachman explains Plexxi’s Big Data fabrics. To Scale Is the Answer. The Question Is How. Arthur Cole offered a sound perspective on scaling and flexibility this week in IT Business Edge. Simply stated, how you scale is as important ... (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)