NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexxi, a pioneer of next-generation networking products, today announced the certification of the Plexxi Switch with Cloudera's Enterprise 5 platform. Cloudera's data management platform enables enterprises to use Apache's open source Hadoop software to better manage their data.
The Plexxi Switch, now a Cloudera-certified hardware technology, is the first SDN-based Ethernet switch and the only truly single-tier, scale-out networking solution. The Plexxi Switch integrates the power and flexibility of high-density Ethernet and optical switching technology to create rich-bandwidth, low-latency and adaptable networks for clouds and dynamic data centers.
"Reliance on the enterprise data hub will increase dramatically over the next few years, increasing the dependency on the network infrastructure to provide dynamic server-to-server and server-to-storage connectivity," said Mat Mathews, co-founder and vice president of product management, Plexxi. "The integration of the Plexxi Switch and Cloudera Enterprise 5 will provide the tools to manage network resources from a single viewpoint, improving overall network function."
"Agility, flexibility and scalability are crucial to managing a Big Data network," said Tim Stevens, vice president of corporate and business development at Cloudera. "The Plexxi and Cloudera integration will give network operators a solution to address Big Data needs today as well as plan for future demands."
About Plexxi Inc.
Plexxi is a pioneer of next-generation networking products and solutions for scale-out datacenter and cloud environments. Plexxi's products – Plexxi Control and the Plexxi Switch – and market solutions create an optimized network that dynamically helps applications perform better. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., and with an office in San Francisco, Plexxi has raised $48+ million in venture financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Northbridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.plexxi.com or follow us on Twitter @PlexxiInc.