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PlexxiPulse – Join us at .NEXT 2017!

The 2017 Nutanix .NEXT Conference is only a few days away, and we couldn’t be more excited. This year, I’ll be co-presenting with Nutanix’s networking security specialist engineer, Yuan Wang. We’ll be discussing Plexxi HCNTM  integration with Nutanix — and demonstrating the automation and integrated network visualization that our combined solutions provide to customers.

Our session is scheduled for June 28 at 3:25 p.m. at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, D.C., in the Woodrow Wilson BCD room.

We will also have a booth, #G9, on the expo floor, where the Plexxi team and I will be available to discuss anything Plexxi and Nutanix. Make sure to drop on by to say hi and see what we’ve been up to!

You can find more details about our session and presence at .NEXT here.   

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

ComputerWeekly.com: Hyper-convergence: the good, the bad and the ugly
By Rene Millman
As organisations look beyond cloud for the next technology trend to boost their business efficiency and agility, an investment in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is now on the radar for many. According to market watcher IDC, sales of HCI grew by 104.3% year on year in the third quarter of 2016, generating $570.5m worth of sales, amounting to 22% of the total converged systems market value. Meanwhile, figures from rival analyst house Gartner suggest the market for HCI will be worth $5bn by 2019, with the technology gaining traction in enterprises as more businesses investigate its potential benefits.

IT Business Edge: Plexxi Marries SDN to Hyperconverged Infrastucture
By Mike Vizard
Interest in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is running high because it allows IT organizations to combine the management of compute and storage in the same platform. Now Plexxi wants to extend that HCI concept to include the network. Plexxi this week unveiled updates to its Plexxi Control software-defined networking (SDN) and Plexxi Connect software that make it simpler to plug an SDN into HCI platforms from Nutanix running either VMware or the Acropolis operating environment developed by Nutanix.

New Hampshire Business Review: Tech Tidbits From Across New Hampshire
By Staff Writer
Nashua-based Plexxi, a provider of hyperconverged network infrastructure for public and private cloud deployments, has released new Switch 3eq Ethernet switches and updated versions of Plexxi Control and Plexxi Connect software. The new products will make it easier for products using Nutanix Integration Pack to create a single solution to streamline datacenter operations and consolidate IT assets.

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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.

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