SOURCE: Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

September 17, 2015 00:01 ET

Project Calico Fuel Plugin Achieves Mirantis Certification

Project Calico Continues Its Work With Mirantis to Provide Simplified, Scalable Virtual Networking for OpenStack

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - Metaswitch Networks, the world's leading network software provider and the sponsor of the open-source Project Calico, today announced that Mirantis has certified Project Calico with Mirantis OpenStack, a market-leading OpenStack distribution that's easy to install and operate at scale. Users can now deploy Project Calico using a Calico Plugin for Fuel, an open-source deployment and control plane for OpenStack.

Fuel acts as a single control plane that lets operators easily deploy Mirantis OpenStack. Fuel Plugins add the ability to deploy OpenStack with new features, reducing or eliminating the need for manual integration, configuration, and patching. With the Calico Fuel Plugin, customers can automatically deploy OpenStack control and compute nodes using Calico virtual networking. The resulting solution will support flexible, scalable, and secure networking between diverse workloads and across data centers, without requiring any kind of overlay network.

"The Calico Fuel Plugin provides the only seamless, scalable, secure Layer 3 Virtual Networking for Mirantis OpenStack," says Andy Randall, general manager of Metaswitch's networking business unit. "Through our collaboration with Mirantis and our participation in its Mirantis Unlocked partner program, we're meeting the very real market need of network operators that want the benefits of OpenStack delivered in a much more easily deployable and scalable way."

"Because Mirantis OpenStack is a pluggable platform, it lets companies use best-of-breed NFV technologies, such as Project Calico, to best serve their use cases," says Mirantis VP for Product Marketing, Kamesh Pemmaraju. "Operators choose Calico for better wire-speed performance and scalability. With the new Calico Fuel Plugin, it is easier than ever to deploy Calico on Mirantis OpenStack."

For more information about Project Calico, please visit: http://projectcalico.org/learn

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Mirantis is among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by August Capital, Ericsson, Intel Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, WestSummit Capital, Sielgler & Guff and Goldman Sachs, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

About Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. As the world's leading network software provider, we design, develop, deliver, and support commercial and open-source software solutions for network operators. Our high-performance software runs on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, as appliances or in the cloud. We package this software into solutions that are redefining consumer and business communications and enabling the interconnection between diverse network services and technologies. We also apply our software development expertise to removing network virtualization complexities in the data center, with a solution that easily scales and secures workload interconnection in support of mission-critical IT and real-time communication applications. For more information, please visit: http://www.metaswitch.com.

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