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Company Overview of Plexxi Inc.

Company Overview

Plexxi Inc. delivers converged application-defined network infrastructure building blocks and systems for building software-defined data centers and public/private clouds. The company offers Plexxi solutions that enable cloud builders to create private/public/hybrid cloud and data center networks. Its converged infrastructure and application defined networking solutions provide a suite of building blocks ranging from hardware to management and application integrations that help applications to perform better and operate at the speed of business. Plexxi Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Nashua, New Hampshire.

100 Innovative Way

Suite 3322

Nashua, NH 03062

United States

Founded in 2010

Phone:

603-578-6727

Key Executives for Plexxi Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of Products & Technology and Director
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Age: 55
Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management
Vice President of Finance
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Plexxi Inc. Key Developments

Plexxi Inc. Announces the Introduction of its New Switch 3eq Ethernet (For 25/50/100 GBE) Switches, and the Latest Versions of Plexxi Control

Plexxi Inc. announced the introduction of its new Switch 3eq Ethernet (for 25/50/100 GbE) switches, and the latest versions of its Plexxi Control (software-defined network fabric control) and Plexxi Connect (integration and workflow automation) software, including an enhanced Nutanix Integration Pack. Now Nutanix customers can fully integrate Plexxi's HCNTM fabric with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud environments to create a single, seamless solution that includes scalable compute, storage, and networking for both VMware and Nutanix Acropolis environments. Plexxi Connect 2.3 adds the same network automation of VM lifecycle events that Plexxi brings to VMware environments to Nutanix Acropolis AHV environments. With the addition of this new Nutanix Acropolis AHV Integration capability, customers can deploy an HCN fabric that is Nutanix aware. Plexxi Connect Integration Pack eliminate resource intensive, time-consuming system integration and testing efforts, providing off-the-shelf integration between Plexxi and applications and infrastructure, like Nutanix. Plexxi's Nutanix integration harvests all the elements of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform configuration, including: cluster nodes, hypervisors (Nutanix AHV or VMware ESXi), and Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) information. As the environment evolves, Plexxi Control software dynamically configures and adapts the Plexxi network fabric in response to compute and storage events. One of the key capabilities is automatically detecting VMs that comprise the critical storage subsystem and allocating a secure, dedicated high-speed network on the converged fabric. This ensures the higher performance and service quality for diverse applications workloads, while making optimal use of networking resources. The Plexxi software also builds a graphical representation of the network topology that integrates with Nutanix Prism, and displays its state and status for quick and simple analysis of the network. All of this is done automatically through existing Nutanix Prism APIs. Plexxi Control 3.1 delivers several key enhancements for increased control and security of the Plexxi HCN fabric. Control 3.1 introduces users, roles, and authentication for secure user access to Plexxi switches. It also delivers the ability for users to easily tell the fabric that a specific VLAN carries mission critical traffic such as storage. The Control software then uses this information to create isolated fabric paths dedicated for this traffic, significantly reducing the potential for congestion that could impair all workloads' access to data. This capability is critical in both HCI and Converged Infrastructure (CI) deployments to ensure storage workload performance and integrity. Plexxi is also making advanced NVMeoF support available to strategic partners for testing. Plexxi Switch 3eq is the first switch in Plexxi's new Switch 3 Entry Series family offering support for 25GbE/50GbE/100GbE interface speeds. Based on the Broadcom Tomahawk chipset, Switch 3eq provides new levels of high-speed datacenter port density up to 128 - 10GbE or 25GbE interfaces; 64 – 50GbE; or 32 – 40GbE or 100GbE interfaces in a 1U form factor. Plexxi Switch 3e provides a solid foundation for high-performance storage and compute fabrics and hyperconverged infrastructures. Plexxi software also runs on whitebox switches available from several vendors.

Plexxi Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Plexxi Inc. appointed Mitch Breen to the role of SVP of Enterprise Sales and Mark Wright to the role of VP of Sales Operations. Breen will report to Plexxi CEO, Rich Napolitano as Wright will report to Tim Lieto, SVP of Strategic Sales and Marketing. Breen will run Enterprise Sales with a focus on Plexxi's HCN solutions for customers adopting hyperconverged infrastructure to modernize their datacenter infrastructure. In addition to his proven sales leadership experience, Breen brings with him a rich understanding of the technologies and key trends that are shaping the industry and driving customers to rethink their approach to deploying IT infrastructure. Breen has held sales leadership roles at HCI leader, Progress Software, Oracle and EMC Corporation, where he spent 26 years growing the company's sales organization and leadership market share. With three decades of experience with Verizon and EMC Corporation, Wright will run Sales Operations at the company. He will be responsible for all aspects of growing the company’s revenue and customer footprint through the internal coordination of Plexxi product go-to-market.

Plexxi Inc. Showcases Integrated Networking for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Plexxi Inc. announced seamless network integration with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Plexxi, a Nutanix Elevate Partner and Silver Sponsor of the Nutanix .NEXT Conference in Vienna, will demonstrate the power and agility of its Infrastructure Network Fabric to provide Nutanix customers with a single, scalable network that easily integrates with Nutanix Prism. The solution has received Nutanix Ready – Integrated verification, offering Nutanix administrators the network integration and control they need to natively manage their enterprise cloud deployment as a single, integrated system of scalable compute, networking, storage and virtualization. Plexxi's Infrastructure Network Fabric, under software control, fundamentally changes the scalability and economics for customers deploying the latest scale-out applications and infrastructure. With Plexxi, organizations can now deploy a single IP network that supports all workloads. Administrators can define workload policies, allocate path bandwidth, and isolate workload traffic across the Plexxi fabric, eliminating the need to deploy multiple, separate networks. The ability to support multiple, diverse workloads on a single IP network fabric and control them through software is a fundamental requirement that Plexxi clearly understands and uniquely delivers. Plexxi Connect Integration Packs eliminate resource intensive, time-consuming system integration and testing efforts, providing off-the-shelf integration between Plexxi and applications and infrastructure.  Plexxi's Nutanix integration harvests all of the elements of the Enterprise Cloud Platform topology, including: hypervisors (Nutanix AHV or VMware ESXi), and Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) information. As the environment evolves, Plexxi Control software dynamically re-provisions the Plexxi network fabric in response to virtual compute and storage events. This ensures the utmost performance and service quality for diverse applications workloads, while making optimal use of networking resources.  The Plexxi software also builds a graphical representation of the network topology within Nutanix Prism, and displays its state and status for quick and simple analysis of the network. All of this is done automatically through the Plexxi Connect Integration Pack for Nutanix. Plexxi's software-defined fabric can run on the company's own purpose-built hardware, or on built-to-spec, 3rd-party hardware platforms from OEMs. In either case, software is at the core of these solutions, providing customers with the deployment flexibility and buying preferences that are critical to their business. Together Nutanix and Plexxi truly deliver on the promise of the software defined data center.

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