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Plexxi and Perseus Win Global Telecom Business Innovation Award

Next-generation converged network infrastructure enables global connectivity on the world’s largest software defined network

Nashua, N.H. & New York, NY– May 26, 2016 – Plexxi, a pioneer of application-defined data center infrastructure, and Perseus, the world’s leading provider of managed services for high-precision, high speed connectivity, received the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Award for the World’s Largest Software Defined Network (SDN) at the GTB Innovation Awards 2016 in London last night.

The GTB Innovation Awards recognize collaboration between operators and vendors. This award acknowledges Plexxi and Perseus’ contribution in building the world’s largest SDN across six continents in just a matter of months, leveraging the Perseus global network and Plexxi’s next-generation networking and software toolsets.

“The strength of our partnership with Perseus allowed us to deploy the world’s largest (non-captive) SDN network of more than 100,000 miles,” said Dave Husak, founder and CTO of Plexxi. “Perseus’ plans for a global expansion demanded a next-generation network. Using our technology, Perseus was able to rapidly scale and diversify its offerings while developing a system that was dynamic, centralized and agile.”

The Perseus-Plexxi partnership pushes the boundaries of network innovation and improves the flexibility, scalability and agility of global networks. Perseus has deployed a next-generation network leveraging Plexxi’s high-performance, photonically-interconnected switches to create a Layer 2 SDN fabric for a self-healing and dynamic network. This converged network infrastructure and single switch platform reaches across the globe, including Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America, and allows Perseus to deliver a broader range of services to clients 30% faster than prior technology.

“Working with Plexxi, we have been able to quickly deliver new and different types of services to our clients,” said Andrew Kusminsky, COO & CSO of Perseus. “Building a resilient, global backbone enables us to scale for future growth as our clients demand it and continue to deliver the resiliency and agility that they depend on.”

The GTB Innovation Awards are presented annually to the most innovative and exciting projects within the global telecoms industry. Global Telecoms Business, the only publication written specifically for senior management at telecoms carriers worldwide, was founded in 1993 by Euromoney Institutional Investor to help these decision makers stay up to speed with the latest analysis, data and news about the issues that most affect the industry.

About Perseus
Perseus is the world’s leading provider of managed services and high-precision, high-speed connectivity. With clients spanning the Financial, Digital Commerce, Media and iGaming sectors, Perseus offers a fully managed suite of services across the trade lifecycle as well as many of the world’s fastest market-to-market routes. Wall Street and Fortune 500 companies choose Perseus to provide LiquidPath® and EdgePathTM managed infrastructure services, custom-designed global networks, PrecisionSync™ time stamping, colocation and turn-key trading solutions with industry-leading, 24×7 support. Serving 70+ markets in 24 countries on six continents, Perseus offers proximity hosting for more than 175 exchanges globally. For more go to www.perseus.co @PerseusCorp #speedmatters

About Plexxi Inc.
Plexxi delivers converged, application-centric network infrastructure tools and systems for building software-defined data centers and Public / Private Clouds. Plexxi solutions enable Cloud Builders to harness the power of a single, simple platform to create private, hybrid cloud and data center networks. Plexxi’s converged infrastructure and application defined networking solutions provide a comprehensive suite of tools, from hardware to management and application integrations that dynamically help applications to perform better and operate at the speed of business. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., Plexxi investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.plexxi.com or follow us on Twitter @PlexxiInc.

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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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