Join Us! Plexxi Hosts a Meet @ Markley Discussion on July 21

Posted on July 07, 2016 by Morgan Woodruff

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) has taken the market by storm, delivering substantial value to organizations by collapsing the SAN tier into the compute tier to drive simplicity and OpEx / CapEx savings. Traditional networking, however, can be a barrier to achieving the full total cost of ownership benefits of a HCI deployment.

In fact, legacy leaf-spine networking has multiple disparate layers, equipment, processes and workload specialties that prevent true convergence, and often get in the way of operational and capital cost savings goals. For many organizations today, their networks must undergo convergence to meet the needs of hyperconverged storage and compute.

Join Bob Noel, Director of Solutions Marketing at Plexxi for the next Meet @ Markley event on Thursday July 21 as he discusses the three key network convergence requirements and shares actionable insight for how IT managers and executives can tackle this challenge for their own organizations, including:

1. Physical – converging SAN, LAN (leaf / spine) and WAN into a single connectivity layer
2. Workload – supporting multiple diverse workload types on the same physical network fabric
3. Process – unifying automation processes for servers, storage, networks and network services

Please join us at Markley Group’s One Summer Street offices at noon on Thursday, July 21 for a free lunch and presentation/Q&A with Bob and Plexxi. No charge!

To RSVP and reserve your seat, email Markley Group at

Plexxi: Bob Noel – Director, Product and Solutions Marketing
Bob Noel is Director Product and Solutions Marketing for Plexxi. Bob has more than 19 years of experience in Networking and associated technologies, having spent several years in senior level roles with industry leaders such as Cisco, Cabletron, Enterasys and Extreme Networks. Bob has spoken in more than 30 countries across the world and is highly sought after for his knowledge of next generation data centers, mobility, virtualization, networking architectures and Software Defined Networking. Bob’s background expands senior sales, training, marketing, network design engineering and systems engineering positions.