SOURCE: SolarWinds



December 02, 2013 07:30 ET

SolarWinds and Plexxi to Present Real-World DevOps Scenario and Demonstration Driven by SDN

Webinar Will Demonstrate How to Apply Data Across Multiple Components of the IT Infrastructure

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2013) -  SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, and Plexxi, creator of the industry's first affinity-driven networking solution, today announced a joint DevOps webinar featuring an integration demonstration of the SolarWinds and Plexxi software solutions. The SDN DemoFriday event will be hosted December 6 at 10 a.m. PST on SDNCentral and is free to attend.

"As IT evolves and infrastructures become more complex, IT pros are challenged with leveraging new technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN) in combination with their existing infrastructure management tools to optimize the efficiency of their networks," said Chris LaPoint, VP Product Management, SolarWinds. "This demonstration of integration between SolarWinds and Plexxi is a powerful example of how the vast amounts of information already being gathered by network management systems can be leveraged within SDN deployments."

Plexxi and SolarWinds will demonstrate a unique DevOps integration that builds and maintains Plexxi Affinities, or descriptions of IT infrastructure interactions, using network information for both physical and virtual nodes derived from SolarWinds network management software.

"Plexxi's application-centric approach to IT infrastructure combined with SolarWinds' ability to easily detect and diagnose potential problems before they become issues is what DevOps is all about," said Mat Mathews, co-founder and VP of Product Management at Plexxi. "This integration is what will help companies manage their evolving networks while keeping operational expenses under control."

During the webinar, Plexxi's Director of Product Management Simon McCormack and SolarWinds Senior Product Manager Rob Hock will address:

  • Automated Affinity discovery and creation through the Plexxi-SolarWinds integration
  • SNMP integration between Plexxi and SolarWinds
  • SolarWinds Orion groups and virtualization monitoring
  • SolarWinds "SWQL" studio tool
  • How to harvest SolarWinds data for use in Plexxi's SDN controller
  • Integration of SolarWinds with Plexxi's real-time Data Services Engine
  • Use of SolarWinds' event feed to dynamically drive network optimization

The "Unique DevOps Integration" webinar is being presented as part of SDNCentral's DemoFriday. Registration is now open and the webinar is free to attend.

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About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

SolarWinds, and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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 you can follow us on Twitter @PlexxiInc.

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