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Big data – a buzzword that every industry is trying to wrap its head around. But what does it mean for networking? Plexxi’s Ed Henry had the opportunity to discuss big data fabrics and Plexxi’s perspective on tackling big data in networking at a Big Data for Business Meet-Up in Denver. Ed shared insight into both the hardware (the components and switches) and software (affinity groups and links) and how the combination of the two is necessary to manage big data. Plexxi’s hardware/software approach integrated with Cloudera Manager allows companies to manage big data clusters and provisioned services. For more information on how Plexxi can help you define and manage your big data, contact info@plexxi.com. This is the first of many meet-ups Plexxi will be attending to share networking and big data insights. Stay tuned to find out when we’ll be in a city near you. Ar... (more)

Demonstrating Big Data Fabrics By @PlexxiInc | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

If you’ve been following us on the blog or on social media, you know that we announced our partnership with Big Data platform provider Cloudera last month. And, that a few months ago, our own Ed Henry demonstrated how to construct Big Data fabrics that easily integrate with systems like OpenStack and Cloudera during an installation of SDxCentral’s DemoFriday series. That webinar was recently published on SDxCentral’s website. You can watch the full presentation here to see the next generation of data fabrics in action. Enjoy! Below please find a few of our top picks for our favo... (more)

Networking Predictions: 2015 Edition By @MatMathews | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Happy New Year! The year is off to a great start and we are excited to see what 2015 will bring to the networking space. I have a few predictions of my own (think policy and disaggregation) that were recently published in Network World. What are your networking predictions for 2015? Below are our top picks for networking stories this week. In this week’s PlexxiTube #FBF (Flashback Friday) video of the week, Dan Backman interviews VMworld 2014 attendees and asks what they’ve done to help their networks accommodate to Big Data. Network World: SDN, data center predictions for 2015 ... (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)

PlexxiPulse—Partnering with Cloudera

This week, we announced that we’ve partnered with Big Data platform provider Cloudera. Cloudera’s data management platform enables enterprises to use Apache’s open source Hadoop software to better manage their data. The Plexxi Switch, now certified with Cloudera’s Enterprise 5 platform, is the first SDN-based Ethernet switch and the only truly single-tier, scale-out networking solution. We’re excited to have Cloudera on board to provide network operators a solution to address their Big Data needs. Below you will find our top picks for stories in the networking space this week. H... (more)