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PlexxiPulse – Countdown to .NEXT 2017

It’s that time of year again – we’re counting down to the 2017 Nutanix .NEXT Conference (with Nutanix’ countdown clock, of course). We’re thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s conference in Washington D.C. Are you attending? I’ll be delivering a 30-minute breakout session during the conference (details to come) and the rest of the Plexxi team will be at booth #G9. Drop in to see what we’ve been up to!

Nutanix .NEXT 2017:
June 28-30, 2017
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week

SDxCentral: Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings — May 8, 2017
By Wyatt Carlson
Red Hat named Eric Shander the company’s new executive vice president and CFO. He will report to Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst. Prior to this position, he served as Red Hat’s acting CFO and VP and chief accounting officer. In December, Red Hat reported a weaker-than-expected third fiscal quarter earnings and announced that CFO Frank Calderoni would leave the company in January to be president and CEO of IT services company Anaplan.

SearchDataCenter: HCI updates bring cloud-style pricing to the on-premises data center
By Robert Gates
The pay-as-you-use model that is familiar in cloud computing has made its way into the on-premises data center as part of hyper-converged infrastructure pricing, with new options from Dell EMC and Nutanix. Dell EMC has added pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing to its VxRail and XC series hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) products, and plans to later add it to VxRack and Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. Cloud Flex, which will be available to customers in the next few weeks, requires no upfront payment and includes payments that decrease over time, said David Goulden, president and chief commercial officer at Dell EMC.

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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.