June 15, 2016 09:00 ET

PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite Achieves Certification With Mirantis OpenStack and Fuel

Certification Enables Secure Micro-Segmentation and On-Demand Network Services for Cloud Deployments

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2016) - PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack® clouds, announced today that the company's flagship PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) 5.0 is now fully integrated with Mirantis OpenStack distribution and the Fuel automation framework. This integration includes full support by PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite and CloudApex, enabling OpenStack operators to quickly deploy private and public clouds with on-demand network services.

With this announcement, PLUMgrid and Mirantis customers can now use Fuel to deploy fully integrated Mirantis OpenStack clouds with overlay SDN and service function chaining. They provide micro-segmentation for secure multi-tenancy, distributed scale-out virtual network functions such as NAT, and leverage PLUMgrid's latest SDN visualization and monitoring platform, CloudApex, for operationalizing OpenStack. Mirantis OpenStack is the leading pure-play OpenStack distribution, ensuring reliability and strong performance.

As the most integrated SDN solution in the OpenStack space, PLUMgrid ONS and CloudApex make OpenStack operations simpler and more agile. They deliver advanced capabilities powered by IO Visor such as service function chaining and insertion of virtual network functions, container networking for microservices, rich security and policy definitions, analytics, and operational tools. PLUMgrid's production-grade, comprehensive SDN and NFV portfolio has been deployed in over 70 OpenStack clouds.

"Our customers are demanding production-ready solutions with advanced networking services that provide security, high availability, and scale-out virtual network functions for containers and virtual machines," said Mirantis' vice president of Product Marketing, Kamesh Pemmaraju. "The certification of PLUMgrid ONS with Mirantis OpenStack gives our customers what they need for a successful virtual network deployment."

"As the leading pure-play OpenStack solutions provider, Mirantis offers a full portfolio of software, training, and professional services with deep expertise and experience," said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of Business Development for PLUMgrid. "With Mirantis OpenStack and Fuel certification, we are bringing comprehensive SDN and NFV solutions for enterprises and service providers and we look forward to our continued partnership with Mirantis."

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, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.

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