SOURCE: Plexxi


April 30, 2014 09:00 ET

Plexxi Named a 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor in Enterprise Communications

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2014) - Plexxi, Inc., creator of the industry's first affinity-driven networking solution, today announced it was named a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's 2014 Cool Vendors in Enterprise Communication Strategies report for its programmable and self-optimizing data center network switching solution.

Gartner defines "cool" as "the ability to help customers address challenges in new and innovative ways." Plexxi is one of only four vendors recognized in this category, alongside Cumulus Networks, Nuage Networks and Pica8.

"It's a privilege to be recognized by Gartner as a 'cool' vendor at a time when so many other networking companies are trying to stand out," said David Husak, CEO of Plexxi. "There's no end date to innovation and we're constantly looking to test and improve Plexxi's product offering. The goal is to get IT decision makers to think differently about the network and Plexxi's application-oriented, photonic-switching-driven approach does just that."

The full Gartner report can be found here:

About Plexxi
Plexxi is the creator of the first affinity-driven networking solution. Plexxi's products -- Plexxi Control and the Plexxi Switch -- create a network that dynamically helps applications to perform better. The company has raised $48+ million in venture financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Northbridge Venture Partners. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Plexxi also has offices in Nashua, N.H. and San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PlexxiInc.

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