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Plexxi recently teamed up with Colovore, Piston Cloud Computing and King Star Computers to publish a whitepaper that challenges the assumption that the public cloud is inherently cheaper than the private cloud. Though the rapid speed of deployment and reduced capital expenditure has made services such as Amazon EC2 very attractive, the study shows that the rate of cost increase is often higher than that of a self-hosted private cloud solution. Brandon Butler recently reported on the paper’s findings for Network World. We hope you were able to tune into DemoFriday today on SDNCentral. Our own Ed Henry and Nils Stewart did an excellent job of explaining how to construct Big Data fabrics that easily integrate with systems like OpenStack and Cloudera. We’ll share the full webinar once it’s live on SDNCentral’s site. In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Backman exp... (more)

Making the World a Better Place with Big Data

I spent last week at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York City with 5000 other “big data” customers, vendors, and enthusiasts. In the last 6 months we’ve seen demand for a “big data” based network infrastructure really start to take off, and I’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to better understand the evolving market and technology landscape and use cases. I’m particularly interested in how network infrastructure can drive a better experience for users of big data applications, or networking/infrastructure teams that need to support these applications, but ulti... (more)

Plexxi Pulse — VMworld 2014 is Right Around the Corner

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 ... (more)

Plexxi Pulse – This Week at Strata + Hadoop World

This week we joined thousands of thought leaders, analysts, vendors and end-users at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World in New York. This event brings together the business and science of Big Data, allowing attendees to learn about emerging technologies through case studies and guest speakers. It’s been a busy week featuring excellent speakers from all over, including The New York Times and Cloudera. While we’re veterans of other industry events such as Interop and VMworld, we’re newbies here, so it’s exciting to experience this all for the first time. Judging by how things have ... (more)

PlexxiPulse—Mark Your Calendar: DemoFriday is 10/24

Plexxi is teaming up with SDNCentral to host DemoFriday on October 24 at 10 a.m. PST. Tune in to hear our own Ed Henry and Nils Stewart demonstrate how to build scalable and manageable Big Data fabrics that easily integrate with systems such as OpenStack and Cloudera. You can register to attend here. In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Backman explains how Plexxi’s Big Data fabric solution is applicable beyond Big Data. SDN: Unshackling the Network Application Environment Art Cole claims that SDN will enable the development of a robust ecosystem of network applications in ... (more)