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PlexxiPulse – A new year, a new network

2017 was quite a year for Plexxi. We completed several major Plexxi deployments at massive scale, and became extremely well positioned for exponential growth in 2018 and beyond. We were also pleased to share that 2017 was the year that Plexxi became profitable, thanks to our customers. In fact, we exceeded our revenue and earnings plan for the fiscal year – a milestone many high-tech startups never reach! This success will enable us to invest in the expansion of our market presence in the coming year, remain focused on our customers’ and partners’ needs, and execute our go-to-market strategy.

In case you missed it, the network saw some changes in 2017, too, which undoubtedly played a key role in our success as a company. If there’s one thing that 2017 has taught us, the network-related pain enterprises experience is real and the modern data center is ready for a change.

For more on Plexxi’s 2017 and the state of the network, check out the most recent blog from our CEO Rich Napolitano.

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week.

SiliconANGLE: Fueled by new features, Nutanix drives deeper into multicloud country
By R. Danes
It may have lost the market lead in hyperconverged infrastructure to Dell EMC, but in Nutanix Inc.’s new branding, the HC in HCI might as well stand for hybrid cloud. The company is betting this will attract more customers, pushing further into multicloud management with its just-released Acropolis Operating System 5.5. Can the new features together with its partner ecosystem deliver a private cloud experience to rival the public cloud?

SDxCentral: Service Provider SDN, NFV to Reach $22B in Revenue by 2020, Says SNS
By Linda Hardesty
SNS Research estimates that service provider software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) investments will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 45 percent between 2017 and 2020, eventually accounting for nearly $22 billion in revenue by the end of 2020. The “SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report estimates that SDN and network virtualization investments in this segment already accounted for $12 billion in 2017.

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More Stories By Mat Mathews

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.