SDNCentral is excited to welcome the Plexxi Channel to its network of channels on software-defined networking (SDN). “With SDN as a foundational element of our solution, we are both an advocate and a practitioner of modern software-defined data centers,” says Mike Bushong, VP of marketing at Plexxi Networks. “The SDNCentral Plexxi Channel shares what we have learned – and continue to learn – over the past three years of developing SDN-based solutions.”
Part education, part pragmatism, the Plexxi channel is one of our exciting new SDNChannels – portals dedicated to specific SDN companies and their products, projects, and technologies. SDNChannels provide aggregated content so network operators and practitioners quickly can come up to speed on vendor-specific SDN topics. The channel features educational videos, white papers, and blog posts, including these current offerings:
- A series of demos presented in conjunction with partners SolidFire, Boundary, and Calient
- Solution briefs
- The recent blog post, “In the Age of SDN, Network Monitoring is a Two-Way Street.”
Plexxi’s channel emphasizes how SDN is bringing together disparate elements of the IT infrastructure in a real-world setting. They call their philosophy “affinity-driven networking,” powered by a dynamic, non-uniform, SDN-driven network that matches capacity directly to application workload or tenant needs. “The purpose of the network has evolved,” Bushong says. “It exists not merely to physically connect things, but to allow users, applications and resources to talk to each other. These ‘conversations’ should enable the network to respond in real-time to what’s being said within it – whether it’s bandwidth, latency, jitter, or security.”
The channel provides a convenient portal for the SDNCentral community to keep up to date on both developments with affinity-driven networking and the SDN movement more broadly. Check out the Plexxi channel today, and come back regularly as we update the content and add videos on specific SDN topics or technologies. You also can take a look at our other channels from Arista and Cisco for their round-ups of practical SDN information and education.