Rich Napolitano made a name for himself as top U.S. sales guy at Sun Microsystems and then as leader of EMC’s unified storage push. Now he’s CEO of Plexxi, a networking startup.
“Open” as it is currently used is an imprecise term. Here are some select criteria that are most critical in addressing specific networking problems.
Ahead of Cisco’s Insieme product launch, networking companies are busy explaining where they stand. Cisco’s launch will validate the threat of SDN while also trying to neutralize the threat that it and white-box networking pose to Cisco’s business.
Cisco on Wednesday unveiled its plans to counter the threats to its business from startups pushing open networking hardware and software built on merchant silicon. What it didn’t do was launch Insieme.
Webscale players, enterprises and service providers want to keep end users happy as they serve up applications. A crucial ingredient for that is a network that can flex to the needs of each application.
People in a data center add costs, but before we can let the machines take over, applications need ways to communicate with the underlying gear. Plexxi and Boundary have teamed up to make this possible.
Despite the idea that a server is a server, the needs of different computing customers differ widely. For those thinking about selling infrastructure, software or even services understanding the difference in computing and IT styles will help you hone your pitch and find your buyer.
Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.
Companies spent roughly $1.6 billion buying networking startups in 2012 with one deal being responsible for the lion’s share of that total. Yet, even if VMware hadn’t purchased Nicira for $1.26 billion, networking deals and software-defined networking deals in particular, were red hot in 2012.
Plexxi has made a new networking box that it calls a switch, but is radically different from the switches on the market today. The switch contains software plus an optical transceiver that link to other Plexxi boxes to form a fast connection between thousands of servers.