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Plexxi Partners with Decision Lab to Provide Real-time Network Analytics

NASHUA, N.H.Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Plexxi, a pioneer in Hyperconverged Networking (HCN) and Decision Lab, a Big Data and Engineering firm, today announced a new strategic partnership, where the companies will work together to extend Plexxi’s HCN™ software to include real-time analytics for the Plexxi network fabric. Through this partnership, the companies will co-develop an integrated set of software tools that collect fabric data path and control path statistics and provide users with analytics dashboards that will present customers with critical insights into their Plexxi datacenter network.

Today’s distributed, scale-out applications and Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) are placing new challenges on the network in ensuring the performance and integrity of the east/west workload traffic that is the heartbeat of server-to-server communication and synchronization. These environments can become even more challenging as they scale to accommodate additional application workloads. Real-time visualization of the current and potential future state of the network, including general network status, workload performance, fabric utilization, and object health is vital to maintaining a reliable and performant solution.

“We are very excited to work with Decision Lab to bring real-time analytics to the Plexxi HCN fabric,” said Rich Napolitano, Plexxi CEO. “Their unique expertise in scale-out architectures, large scale data collection and visualization, and machine learning will enable Plexxi to offer real-time insights to our customers at any scale. We welcome Decision Lab into the next-generation data center ecosystem that will enable users to realize reduced operational complexity and cost.”

The ability to create a platform that can be deployed rapidly and grow with customer needs are of high importance to data center managers as they modernize their datacenter infrastructure. Decision Lab and Plexxi are coming together to deliver a platform that can not only be deployed quickly, but also scale across a customer’s data center infrastructure in Public Cloud, Private Cloud or on Bare Metal hardware.

“Plexxi has built an intelligent network fabric that is under software control,” said Nathan Necaise, CEO of Decision Lab. “Their workflow logic and rich API set enable cloud builders and partners like us to tightly integrate applications with Plexxi network functions to deliver a complete, seamless solution that customers can deploy quickly and scale incrementally as needed.”

About Decision Lab
Decision Lab, LLC is a Data Automation and Software Engineering firm providing expertise in analytics, software solutions and automating infrastructure and data technology deployment to enable and empower our clients with the exploration tools and information to make data driven decisions. Built to scale, with systems processing billions of records per day, along with intuitive visualizations allowing our clients to explore their data in real time, Decision Lab provides the experience and technology depth to make visions into a reality. Whether pulling key insights from the massive information created by your IT Enterprise or Core Business Systems, Decision Lab has a proven track record of delivering robust, performant and beautifully designed Data solutions in a rapid and reliable manner. Please visit www.decisionlab.io or follow @decisionlabllc to learn more.

About Plexxi Inc.
Plexxi is a pioneer in converged and hyperconverged network infrastructure for public and private cloud deployments. Plexxi solutions enable Cloud Builders to harness the power of a single, simple platform to create private/public/hybrid cloud and data center networks. Plexxi HCNTM  offers an easy-to-manage, cost-effective hyperconverged network for hyperconverged infrastructure HCI solutions. 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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