SOURCE: PLUMgrid

March 07, 2016 09:00 ET

PLUMgrid and Edgecore Networks Partner to Deliver OpenStack Cloud Solutions

Partnership Focuses on the Deployment of Secure, Scalable, Production-Ready OpenStack Clouds With PLUMgrid SDN

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 7, 2016) - PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack® clouds, today signed a reseller agreement with Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network products and solutions for enterprises and service providers. The agreement with the Taiwan-headquartered company deepens PLUMgrid's market penetration in Asia. Under terms of the contract, Edgecore will resell PLUMgrid's full SDN portfolio of solutions including its Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack, CloudApex SDN visualization and monitoring platform.

To accelerate OpenStack implementations, Edgecore offers expert personnel who have also been trained and certified by PLUMgrid University. Through its comprehensive curriculum on OpenStack networking, the University teaches mastery of SDN-based OpenStack clouds among network engineers and cloud architects. Edgecore is a professional networking solution provider with decades of experience and a strong emphasis on generating value for customers by offering a complete range of solutions to partners around the world.

"Partnering with Edgecore brings their extensive networking and integrated solutions experience to our joint clients in Asia," said PLUMgrid CEO Larry Lang. "Combining their expertise and knowledge of regional markets with our integrated ONS platform and SDN solutions dramatically advances OpenStack networking and delivers significant value to our enterprise and service provider clients."

With Edgecore's expertise across resell, consulting, and integrated solutions combined with the comprehensive PLUMgrid SDN portfolio, customers gain access to a powerful cloud solution with excellent services and support. PLUMgrid and Edgecore work together to address today's primary requirements for successful OpenStack deployments comprising:

  • Security: PLUMgrid secures OpenStack clouds by enabling Virtual Domains, which provides a unique approach to micro-segmentation and firewall service insertion technology.
  • Scale and Performance: PLUMgrid offers distributed and programmable data plane powered by IO Visor software for in-kernel forwarding and IO services.
  • Operations, Monitoring and Diagnostics: Critical for "operationalizing" OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid offers a broad portfolio of tools and exceptional customer support. PLUMgrid recently announced CloudApex, a real-time SDN visualization and monitoring platform to ease management.

"Edgecore chose to work with PLUMgrid because it is a proven, best-in-class SDN solution provider," said George Tchaparian, CEO at Edgecore Networks. "Its comprehensive, secure and scalable SDN portfolio and production OpenStack cloud deployments assure that we can jointly deliver a high level of satisfaction to our cloud and data center customers."

Visit Edgecore at the OCP U.S. SUMMIT 2016
Edgecore will be at the upcoming Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, March 9-10, 2016 in San Jose, Calif.

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE open and OCP switches that offer choice of NOS and SDN software for data center, telecommunications and Enterprise network use cases. For more information, visit www.Edge-Core.com.

About PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack
PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables secure and scalable SDN and NFV infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Deployed by service providers and enterprises in more than 70 OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid ONS enables micro-segmentation through Virtual Domains, production-grade resiliency, and distributed scale-out performance for hybrid data centers. Built on PLUMgrid Platform® and IO Visor® technology, ONS supports the industry's broadest set of OpenStack distributions and installers including Mirantis OpenStack, Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack, RDO, Red Hat OpenStack, and Ubuntu OpenStack by Canonical.

PLUMgrid ONS is available worldwide with free test drives through the PLUMgrid Ignition program.

About PLUMgrid
PLUMgrid is the leader of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure solutions for OpenStack clouds. PLUMgrid delivers industry leading software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions that enable modern data centers to connect tenants, applications and workloads efficiently across hypervisors, virtualized, container and bare metal architectures. PLUMgrid is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and is funded by venture capital and strategic investors. Visit www.plumgrid.com, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.

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