SOURCE: PLX Technology

PLX Technology

April 07, 2014 08:00 ET

PLX Technology VP to Present on Achieving Data Center Efficiency at Data Storage Innovation Conference

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2014) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®) silicon and software connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced that Larry Chisvin, PLX® vice president of strategic initiatives, will present on maximizing data centers' storage efficiency at this month's Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI). Chisvin's presentation, titled Who Says Data Center Storage Has to Be Inefficient?, takes place Tuesday, April 22, 4:50-5:35 p.m., at DSI, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, Calif.

Data center storage is evolving in ways few could imagine. Storage subsystems are faster and larger, with their interconnections more sophisticated and flexible, and expectations of cloud capability reaching near-mythic levels. However, current data center storage architectures tend to exact penalties in terms of cost, space, power distribution, and cooling. Chisvin's presentation -- within DSI's Storage Architecture Track -- will highlight key industry trends that enable data centers to provide high-performance storage at substantially lower costs and power, and how PCIe can play a critical role in providing fabrics that help achieve such efficiency.

PLX has extended the reach of PCIe for use as a fabric in data center and cloud computing through its ExpressFabric® initiative. By building on the natural strengths of PCIe -- it's everywhere, it's fast, it's low power, it's affordable -- and by adding straightforward, standards-compliant extensions that address multi-host and I/O sharing applications, PLX has created a universal interconnect that substantially improves on the status quo. PCIe is already native and dominant inside systems, and a PCIe-based fabric eliminates the need for expensive, power-hungry bridging devices demanded in previous-generation storage systems.

Running from April 22 to 24, DSI is produced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a leading organization of solution producers and users focused on expanding the breadth and quality of the storage networking market. To register for DSI, visit

PLX is the worldwide market leader with over 70 percent market share in PCIe switch products, today offering 18 ExpressLane™ PCIe Gen3 switches. The company has more Gen3 switches in development to enable its ExpressFabric initiative, enterprise storage and other key cloud/data center applications, while in parallel is planning for PCIe Gen4 products.

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based PCI Express connectivity solutions primarily targeting enterprise data center markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. Visit PLX on, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

PLX Technology, the PLX Technology logo, ExpressFabric, and ExpressLane are registered trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc. All other product names that appear in this material are for identification purposes only and are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective organizations.