If you’ve been following our blog and/or keeping up with Plexxi on social
media, you may have noticed that there is a lot going on here. We recently
introduced new product starter kits, began construction on our new office
expansion, are working on some exciting projects, and have grown by 20
percent in the past two months. Are you interested in being a part of the
Plexxi team? If so, we would love to hear from you. Check out our careers
page for more information.
Below you will find our top picks for stories in the networking space this
week. Have a great weekend!
In this week’s PlexxiTube video of the week, Dan Backman explains how
Plexxi’s datacenter transport fabric works with optical transport gear.
Light Reading: New Plexxi Chief Makes His Mark
By Mitch Wagner
As he enters his third month in the big chair, new Plexxi CEO Rich Napolitano
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Recently Arista released a white paper surrounding the idea that having
deeper buffers running within the network can help to alleviate the incast
congestion patterns that can present when a large number of many-to-one
connections are happening within a network. Also known as the TCP incast
problem. They pointedly targeted Hadoop clusters, as the incast problem can
rear its ugly head when utilizing the Hadoop Cluster for MapReduce
functions. The study used an example of 20 servers hanging off of a single
ToR switch that has 40Gbps of uplink capacity within a Leaf/Spine network, ... (more)
This week, we announced new product starter kits that will make it easier for
companies to adopt software-defined networking in a way that fits their
unique networking environments. The kits are designed for three distinct uses
— agile datacenters, distributed cloud environments and Big Data
applications — avoiding the “one-size-fits-all” starter kit approach of
some other vendors. Visit our product page to learn more. Below are our top
picks for networking stories this week.
In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Backman discusses the benefits
of Plexxi’s Big Data fabric be... (more)
2014 was a busy year in networking, and our friend Marcia Savage did a great
job of summarizing the industry highs and lows – from ACI to white box
switches – this week in a slideshow for Network Computing. It’s
definitely worth a read before you head out for the weekend. Check out
Marcia’s year end wrap up below as well as other happenings in the
networking space this week.
In this week’s PlexxiTube video of the week, Dan Bachman explains how
Plexxi incorporates optical transport into datacenter transport fabrics.
Computer Weekly: Cisco is missing the transition to software-def... (more)
The internet has been buzzing about Facebook’s redesigned datacenter
architecture. Facebook, which is used by more than 1.35 billion people,
recently restructured their infrastructure to increase flexibility and
agility to rapidly adjust to application requirements. Our own Marten
Terpstra shared his take on the redesigned infrastructure this week on the
Plexxi blog—it’s definitely worth a read. Below we share some of the
articles that covered Facebook’s new datacenter architecture, as well as
other happenings in the networking space this week.
In this week’s PlexxiTube of the w... (more)