Before covering start-ups, I covered networking gear, and one of the last companies I wrote about was Plexxi, a stealth-ish start-up that was working on some interesting network virtualization hardware and software.
IT gear isn’t the sexiest part of the region’s innovation economy, but it has long been an important part of it: The 128 Corridor, so important to building a strong technological base for the state’s economy, boasted companies like Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General and EMC Corporation.
Companies like Plexxi, if they’re succesful in entering a market dominated by West Coast companies like Cisco and Juniper, could bring some of that magic back.
If you’re interested in understanding a little bit more of what Plexxi does, they created an explanatory video, embedded below:
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