October 18, 2016 09:00 ET

PLUMgrid and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Collaborate to Deliver Container and OpenStack Cloud Solutions

Joint solution to address increasing demand for greater security, flexible services, and analytics for modern data centers

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2016) - PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for container and OpenStack® clouds, today announced a collaboration with Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a leading global data center solution provider, to offer fully integrated OpenStack solutions. QCT will leverage PLUMgrid's comprehensive SDN and NFV software to enable highly efficient, turnkey OpenStack systems including server, storage and networking. Validated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, PLUMgrid's Open Networking Suite (ONS) and CloudApex SDN visualization and monitoring platform enable enterprises and service providers to deploy fully integrated OpenStack clusters more rapidly. 

A survey recently conducted by Heavy Reading reveals that 85.8 percent of telecom respondents consider OpenStack to be essential or important to their success, and 99 percent of respondents are considering containers for both VNFs and business applications. QCT is building on its highly efficient data center systems to accelerate deployment and time to service for its customers. Providing a collaborative OpenStack cloud solution with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and PLUMgrid enables deployments based on production-ready features, including performance, scale, high availability, greater security and interoperability. PLUMgrid ONS has achieved certification by Red Hat for several versions of Red Hat OpenStack Platform to more confidently deploy OpenStack clouds. 

The collaboration follows the recent announcement of PLUMgrid's CloudSecure, a solution that enables micro-segmentation with private virtual domains, policy-based virtual tap, third-party firewall service insertion, security policy view with CloudApex, and integrated support with Intel's Open Security Controller. The joint PLUMgrid, QCT, and Red Hat solution delivers a ready-to-deploy OpenStack cluster that is designed to be agile, intelligent and resilient giving enterprises and service providers the tools they need to build more secure private, public, and hybrid OpenStack clouds.

As a leading provider of data center solutions, QCT offers everything from highly efficient hardware to software that helps data center operators deploy cloud services with scalable hyper-converged infrastructure. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are key components of building more secure, scalable, high-performance cloud solutions required by enterprises and service providers. 

"QCT offers hyperscale data center solutions and requires highly scalable technology designed for efficiency, high resiliency and flexibility," said PLUMgrid CEO Larry Lang. "PLUMgrid's SDN and NFV architecture is built with a fully distributed data plane through IO Visor technology and is a great fit for hyperscale data centers. QCT's industry leadership and global reach combined with PLUMgrid's technology makes for a powerful collaboration."

"Red Hat OpenStack certification requires extensive testing so that operators can more easily integrate and more confidently roll out OpenStack clusters, apps and services," said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Technology Ecosystems, Red Hat. "PLUMgrid has been firmly committed to the certification process with Red Hat for many releases and this solution consisting of QCT hardware and Red Hat and PLUMgrid software offers the ability to help operators simplify deployments and enable operators to build cloud-based services more rapidly." 

"QCT delivers the industry's highest performing data center solutions. As OpenStack gains momentum, we are committed to helping customers simplify deployments with pre-integrated OpenStack products," said Mike Yang, President at QCT. "PLUMgrid's portfolio provides secure micro-segmentation with service insertion, which offers flexibility for many use cases. Together with CloudApex monitoring and visualization, we can offer our customers a comprehensive solution."

Join PLUMgrid at the OpenStack Summit, Barcelona
PLUMgrid will be exhibiting at the upcoming OpenStack Summit at Barcelona, October 24-27, 2016. Visit PLUMgrid at booth B37 during the summit where PLUMgrid and QCT will highlight the joint solution. PLUMgrid will showcase its products and technologies through whiteboard sessions, demos, and hands-on training that enable key use cases for businesses to build secure and scalable SDN infrastructure for OpenStack clouds.

About PLUMgrid
PLUMgrid is the leader of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure solutions for Container and 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, microservices, 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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