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Categories: Hyper-converged Nutanix Plexxi Software Defined

Yesterday, we launched a new webinar with #Nutanix, Bringing #HyperconvergedNetworking to the #EnterpriseCloud. In it, our Director of Solutions Marketing, Steve Marchesano, and Amanda Martinez, Business Development for Nutanix, discuss how #Plexxi ’s #softwaredefined network fundamentally changes the scalability and economics for customers deploying the latest scale-out applications and hyperconverged infrastructure. With Plexxi, organizations like Nutanix can deploy a single IP network that supports all workloads. On a per-workload basis, administrators can define workload policies, allocate path bandwidth, and isolate workload traffic across the Plexxi fabric. This eliminates the need to deploy multiple, separate networks. This webinar addresses the ease-of-use, tight integration, and cost benefits of deploying Plexxi as the scale-out network for Nutanix environments. Viewers will learn how Plexxi’s next-generation design fundamentally changes the speed and economics of deploying Nutanix through: Single, flat network topology for simple deployment and scaling Dynamic, event-driven provisioning and allocation of network resources Per-workload control for optimized performance and security Building block scalability of network resources We hope you tune in to our Plexxi/Nutanix webinar, and hear how we bring the benefits of hyperconverged networking to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week. SC Magazine: Virtualization and cloud-based security By Peter Stephenson These are two sides of the same coin. On one side, we have security for the virtual, or software-defined, data center. On the other, we have security for cloud-based systems. The two are the same but different. They are the same in that they both work in a virtualized environment. They are different in that they have somewhat different challenges to address. In a local software-defined data center there is complete control and the systems that get spun up are directly under the control of the administrator. Anything that happens in the local environment can be managed and investigated. The organization owns the data center and, although it might be considered to be a private cloud, it is a closely contained one. Light Reading: NFV Should Be Catalyst for OSS Rethink – Report By Ray Le Maistre Widespread adoption of NFV will only be possible once network operators have defined and implemented “robust management, orchestration and OSS architectures,” according to a new report from Heavy Reading that highlights the need for a greater focus on how OSS systems should evolve as virtualization strategies are put into practice. Heavy Reading Senior Analyst James Crawshaw, the author of Next-Gen OSS for Hybrid Virtualized Networks, notes that “operators that seek to implement NFV without preparing their OSS to support it are unlikely to be successful in capturing the new revenue-generating and cost-saving opportunities.” He adds: “OSS should not be an afterthought; it will continue to be central to the operational efficiency and agility of the service provider.” GeekWire: Why the data center isn’t dead yet: Explaining the rise of the ‘pragmatic hybrid cloud’ By Dan Richman Amazon Web Services’ recent re:Invent conference in Las Vegas highlighted the excitement and momentum that public-cloud computing is generating these days, perhaps epitomized by shipping line Matson’s announcement that it is abandoning its own data centers and moving its entire IT operation to AWS. But such wholesale moves to the public cloud, where organizations rent all their computing, storage and networking resources rather than buying and maintaining their own hardware, remain unusual, noted David Linthicum, a podcasting pundit who’s senior VP of consultancy Cloud Technology Partners in Boston, during an interview.

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