February 17, 2016 09:00 ET

PLUMgrid to Showcase Service Function Chaining for vCPE With Ubuntu OpenStack at Mobile World Congress 2016

PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite Accelerates Time to Revenue; Reduces Capex and Opex With NFV-Enabled Service Delivery

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack® clouds, will showcase the company's Open Networking Suite (ONS) on Ubuntu® OpenStack Cloud at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. More than one half of the world's OpenStack deployments are now built on Ubuntu, and PLUMgrid's ONS is recognized as the most integrated SDN solution in the industry. This partnership gives service providers a combined, production-ready SDN solution for deploying virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) through full-service, multi-tenant cloud data centers.

vCPE solutions often require virtual network functions (VNFs) such as NAT, DHCP, DNS, WAN optimization, DPI, firewall, etc. Service Function Chaining (SFC) enables operators to define sequencing of VNFs to provide a full service chain to process packets as needed. PLUMgrid and Canonical will demonstrate a vCPE solution with service function chaining leveraging Ubuntu® OpenStack Cloud and Snappy Ubuntu Core running in the vCPE.

Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates and a minimal server image. Applications that run in Snappy are provided through a simpler mechanism with a faster and more reliable deployment model. By using Snappy Ubuntu Core in the vCPE, operators can deploy virtual network functions as applications and gain the speed, reliability, and lightweight footprint provided by Snappy.

"Ubuntu OpenStack and Snappy Ubuntu Core provide an unmatched platform for vCPE that is lightweight, fast, and reliable," said John Zannos vice president of Cloud Alliances and Business Development at Canonical. "With PLUMgrid providing the SDN layer, we have a comprehensive solution that is simple to provision and allows operators to add network services to vCPEs on demand."

Service providers deploying OpenStack clouds need secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for wireline and wireless services. At Mobile World Congress 2016, attendees will learn how the PLUMgrid ONS helps service providers provision and automate their network services on-demand to expedite their cloud-based offerings, thereby accelerating time to revenue and reducing Capex and Opex with NFV enabled delivery.

PLUMgrid will demonstrate the ease of deploying highly secure SDNs leveraging the company's Virtual Domains, an innovative and secure approach to micro-segmentation. PLUMgrid will also demonstrate virtual CPE with multiple service function chaining of virtual network functions such as routing, switching, NAT, DHCP, and DNS.

Monday, February 22, to Thursday, February 25, 2016.

PLUMgrid will showcase its virtual networking demos in the Canonical booth: Hall 3 - 3J30.

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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 Canonical's Ubuntu OpenStack, Mirantis OpenStack, Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack, RDO and Red Hat OpenStack

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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