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DemoFriday Update: This week we’ll be joined by Bernino Lind, COO of CloudSigma who will discuss how he is using Plexxi and SolidFire in the CloudSigma network to gain competitive advantage.
Join us this week for DemoFriday™ as SDN goes beyond theoretical discussions and into driving actual business value for customers. This Friday, May 10, we will show what happens when networking and storage intersect in a software-defined world, driving real value for customers with varying workloads.
The demonstration will show how Plexxi, creator of affinity-driven networking solutions, joined forces with SolidFire, producer of all-solid-state storage systems designed for cloud infrastructure, to create a cloud storage solution with QoSguarantees capable of monetizing the cloud. The companies will demonstrate how they combined a programmable network and a QoS-capable storage solution to bring SDN principles to a joint customer’s shipping datacenter product.
Using optically-connected switches built around a controller-based architecture, the Plexxi network controller can now auto-discover a SolidFire cluster and create an optimized network for SolidFire block storage traffic. With guaranteed bandwidth allocations, the tighter API linkage between the network and storage infrastructure helps maximize application performance and minimize network infrastructure inefficiency.