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Pluribus Networks Demonstrates OpenStack-Based Network Virtualization with Red Hat



Pluribus Networks Demonstrates OpenStack-Based Network Virtualization with Red
                                     Hat

PR Newswire

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pluribus Networks, the leader
in hardware-accelerated network virtualization for private and public cloud
datacenters, is demonstrating at Red Hat Summit how OpenStack developers and
users can orchestrate and manage Pluribus Networks Netvisor® Fabric-based
network infrastructure using Red Hat OpenStack software. Pluribus Networks is
making a long-term commitment to the OpenStack Project and supports the
programming of Pluribus Software-Defined Fabrics via the OpenStack Networking
(formerly Quantum) API for the Folsom, Grizzly, and future OpenStack releases.

The Pluribus Networks network hypervisor technology transforms OpenStack
scalability by providing network service-level abstractions for large-scale
multi-tenancy, powered by distributed Fabric intelligence. This offloads the
orchestration platform from managing individual L2-L3 Ethernet switches and
L4-L7 network services, resulting in simplified operations of datacenters with
up to 16 million tenants.

The collaboration with Red Hat is designed to take advantage of the
server-like programmability of the Pluribus Networks Netvisor Fabric to
deliver a flexible, performant, and scalable network virtualization solution
that addresses the growing demands of enterprise and public cloud
infrastructures. With this collaboration, Pluribus Networks will deliver
pre-validated and Red Hat-certified OpenStack-based Network-as-a-Service
solutions for maximum ease of deployment among customers.

Additional benefits of the interoperability of Pluribus Networks Netvisor with
Red Hat OpenStack include the ability to:

  o Scale and rapidly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private and
    public cloud environments;
  o Easily and dynamically allocate compute, storage, and networking services
    throughout the entire network stack, from Layer 1 to Layer 7;
  o Maximize use of available network connectivity and capacity with Layer 2
    and Layer 3 Multi-pathing while improving resilience with a self-healing
    Fabric design;
  o Offload the orchestration of individual network elements from the cloud
    management platform to achieve the Fabric-level abstraction of presenting
    virtual networks as single, big, logical switches to tenants.

"IT needs agility without the barriers of manual configuration and management
of discrete network elements to enable cloud environments," said Radhesh
Balakrishnan, General Manager, Virtualization at Red Hat. "Validation of the
Red Hat OpenStack solution with the Pluribus Software-Defined Fabric will
enable joint customers to use an open standards-based approach to automate
their networks for Red Hat cloud deployments."

Red Hat OpenStack delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform comprised
of all the core OpenStack services and gives IT professionals an easier way to
deliver resources. Red Hat has been working with an early group of customers
who have been strong advocates for a commercial release of OpenStack from Red
Hat, and who have been instrumental in providing the feedback and testing
required.

Pluribus Networks Netvisor is a programmable, distributed network operating
system that runs on Pluribus Networks' highly-optimized Server-Switch™
hardware. Netvisor provides a platform for Fabric-based computing that enables
applications to move into the network, and to serve both physical and virtual
network infrastructure. The solution is highly modular and fault tolerant with
a self-healing design that enables extremely-high operational flexibility and
makes zero-touch provisioning of virtual networks and network services a
reality.

"We are proud to demonstrate the interoperability of Netvisor with Red Hat
OpenStack through the OpenStack Networking API," said Sunay Tripathi,
Co-Founder and CTO at Pluribus Networks. "Pluribus believes that the network
Fabric should be as programmable and open as a Server while offering the
performance and visibility required to operate and troubleshoot at scale.
Joint customers now have the programmability and hardware vendor independence
of SDN on top of the benefits of cloud automation from Red Hat OpenStack."

Availability

The Pluribus Networks Netvisor solution is currently available on the Pluribus
Networks Intelligent Top-of-Rack (iTOR) Server-Switch platforms and select ODM
switches sourced directly from original design manufacturers.

For more information about the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner
Network, visit http://red.ht/openstack.

About  Pluribus  Networks

Pluribus Networks is a leader in performance-oriented network virtualization
for private and public cloud datacenters. Our systems transform how IT
administrators deploy applications so they can realize productivity gains and
enable new business models. Pluribus Networks delivers operational excellence
by optimizing datacenter network utilization while maintaining required levels
of performance, reliability, and availability. Information about Pluribus
Networks can be found at http://www.pluribusnetworks.com.

Pluribus Networks, the Pluribus Networks logo, Server-Switch™, iTOR™,
Netvisor®, nvOS®, and vManage® are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Pluribus Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other
trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are
the property of their respective owners.

Red Hat, the Shadowman logo and JBoss are registered trademarks of Red Hat,
Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
Torvalds.

The OpenStack™ Word Mark and OpenStack Logo are either registered trademarks /
service marks or trademarks / service marks of the OpenStack Foundation, in
the United States and other countries and are used with the OpenStack
Foundation's permission. We are not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by
the OpenStack Foundation or the OpenStack community.

SOURCE Pluribus Networks

Website: http://www.pluribusnetworks.com
Contact: Rolf Muralt, +1-650-618-5490, rolf.muralt@pluribusnetworks.com
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