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Big Data & Datacenter Development By @MatMathews | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Networking infrastructure development is increasingly being driven by Big Data applications

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., storage) but rather how to make it available to “diverse and disparate sets of resources quickly and at a relatively low cost.”

He closes out with his piece by admitting that there’s still progress to be made with this technology. Nevertheless, we’re proud to be leading the charge.

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

InformationAge: Converged infrastructure: a networking panacea or just another nice idea
By Ben Rossi
It’s a real-time, data-heavy, multimedia world. Legacy networks with their siloed environments are simply not designed to deliver today’s enterprise demands, which are focused more and more on delivering applications that support business processes. Converged networks and automated management functions promise the high quality experience businesses crave with better performance and simpler network administration, but not all solutions out there are ‘equal’.

TechWeek Europe: How To Explain Software-Defined Networking To A Five-Year-Old
By Steve McCaskill
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is seen as the next evolution in networks, freeing enterprises and service providers to upgrade their networks by deploying software rather than needing to replace their hardware – accelerating innovation and reducing cost. Many of the biggest names in IT are pushing SDN as the future, including Cisco, HP and Huawei, but the world of SDN can be quite daunting if you’re not a networking expert. We asked the industry to simplify the case of SDN by telling us how they would describe it to a five year old.

TechTarget: NFV and SDN technology benefits drive telecom changes
By Lee Doyle
Advances in network software, specifically software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, provide the ability for communications service providers to significantly transform their networks over the next five years (and beyond). SDN and NFV technologies are synergistic, and they offer improved programmability, faster service enablement and lower CAPEX/OPEX for CSPs. SDN provides for separation of the control and data plane where the intelligence of the network (e.g. switch or router) is split from the packet forwarding engine.

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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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