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PlexxiPulse – This really is the age of the hyper-connected infrastructure

If you’ve been following the evolution of enterprise IT infrastructure, it’s safe to say you know of HCI as “Hyperconverged Infrastructure,” defined by the collapsing compute and storage (and sometimes networking) into easier to consume and grow building blocks, for building a cloud-like infrastructure.

Taking a step back, what we see here is the result of a larger IT trend, as complex, monolithic systems are being decomposed into easier to consume sets of micro-services, orchestrated dynamically on demand to execute a “user experience.” This is happening across all of enterprise IT, with everything from data sets to large-scale data centers and HCI.

Whatever your project or IT strategy is, you are likely dealing with the effects of this decomposition of IT assets, and the resulting need for hyper-connectivity. Check out my latest blog, Does HCI Really Stand for Hyper-Connected Infrastructure?, for more details on this trend, and how Plexxi HCN can help you navigate this changing infrastructure landscape.

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

Network World: Find the Path to Networking Nirvana
By Pete Bartolik
Almost all enterprise-class organizations are sitting atop a pile of existing network infrastructure, dealing with the headaches of a complex hardware lifecycle. Many would like to find a smooth path to a virtual networking future in which hardware is no longer a barrier to change, but instead a gateway to flexible network options.  Ask enterprise IT decision makers these days to select from a menu of connectivity options and odds are the top choice will be an “All of the above” response.

CIO: Hyperconvergence Speeds Adoption of Cloud Infrastructure
By Virtuozzo
Hyperconvergence is enabling companies to deliver and consume infrastructure and applications in a whole new way.  As companies examine their options, many are considering next generation ‘as a service’ deployment models that offer optimized performance and TCO – with a lower cost of entry. For companies looking to reduce the upfront cost and commitment required for deploying a private cloud, a service delivery model can be a sensible option. Cloud services adoption is increasing at a fast pace.

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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.