SDN architectures

SlideshowEngineering VP Hops the Train Out of PlumGrid

Mitch Wagner 3/13/2014 | 6:16:09 PM
Re: something smells funny Indeed, there has even been a movie made of the subject.

Here's an example of how railroads are investing in Internet of Things
Mitch Wagner 3/13/2014 | 6:14:04 PM
Re: something smells funny Maybe the overlay concept is broken, or maybe Big Switch just didn't implement it right. There are other companies still pursuing that model, in addition to PlumGrid.
mendyk 3/13/2014 | 9:06:48 AM
Re: something smells funny Plus, if you know any "train buffs," you know that their obsession with the rails doesn't border on insanity -- it lives smack in the middle of it.
Mitch Wagner 3/13/2014 | 12:03:19 AM
Re: something smells funny There is huge demand for IoT in the rail community. All those miles of track and huge machines to install sensors on.
Mitch Wagner 3/11/2014 | 9:04:42 AM
Lele Nardin responds This came in to my inbox last week -- March 5 to be precise. It got lost in the flood of my email. 

Lele Nardin says:

My joining Lilee and my role have been addressed by the announcements published on 2/19 (see http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lilee-systems-appoints-lele-nardin-140000258.html)

I have a personal connection with Lilee's executive team and I was attracted by the opportunity to work in the transportation industry developing M2M products

Thx Lele


DOShea 3/8/2014 | 9:16:21 PM
Re: something smells funny PlumGrid's whole play has been based on an SDN overlay, a concept Big Switch walked away from because they viewed it as adding too much new complexity to the network -- or at least that is the gist of Big Switch told us not long ago. It also pits PlumGrid pretty directly against VMware--maybe there some change brewing around the platform.
Mitch Wagner 3/6/2014 | 7:30:18 PM
Re: something smells funny Despite the TechTarget curse, they say they're doing well. The CEO told me they are planning to add headcount shortly.
Steve Saunders 3/6/2014 | 3:49:47 PM
Re: something smells funny they got an A Series two years ago - $10M. So maybe the coffers are getting low? Also, they won an award from TechTarget; never a good thing. Worth keeping an eye on this.
Steve Saunders 3/6/2014 | 3:45:37 PM
something smells funny I've heard Plumjuice is having problems, and this seems to confirm it. I'm not sure i buy the whole "this was the plan all along" line - and if they have a replacement lined up why can't they tell us who it is? also, Nardin's new job sounds really weird. He's going to make comms systems for a railway company? Wha? Really? That sounds like a major downwards shift. Unless he ust wants to play with a really giant train set  - in which case, FINE! 
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