SOURCE: PLUMgrid

February 03, 2016 09:00 ET

Rackspace Signs Worldwide Reseller Agreement With PLUMgrid to Deliver OpenStack Networking Solutions

Growing Relationship Helps Enable Rackspace Customers Deploy Secure, Scalable, and Production-Ready SDNs for OpenStack Private Clouds

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2016) - PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack® clouds, today enters a worldwide resell agreement with Rackspace that advances OpenStack networking and delivers OpenStack solutions for enterprises. Under terms of the agreement, Rackspace will resell the full PLUMgrid SDN portfolio including its Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack, CloudApex, and support and training services. The integration of the PLUMgrid virtual network portfolio and Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack helps customers quickly and efficiently deploy applications within their private cloud in a matter of minutes with the highest levels of security, scale, performance, operations monitoring and diagnostics.

"As a co-founder and leader of OpenStack, Rackspace continues to revolutionize the OpenStack experience," says PLUMgrid CEO, Larry Lang. "PLUMgrid is very much aligned with Rackspace in this effort. We have established a high level of customer satisfaction in more than 70 OpenStack clouds currently deployed by PLUMgrid, and we are committed to maintaining this standard of excellence as we help drive OpenStack deployments worldwide."

With Rackspace expertise and leadership in OpenStack, and the comprehensive PLUMgrid SDN portfolio, customers gain access to a powerful private cloud solution. PLUMgrid and Rackspace work together to address today's primary requirements for successful OpenStack deployments through:

  • Security: PLUMgrid secures OpenStack clouds by enabling virtual Domains, a unique approach that provides 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 and Rackspace offer a broad portfolio of tools and exceptional customer support. PLUMgrid recently announced CloudApex, a real-time SDN visualization and monitoring platform to ease management.

"As OpenStack deployments go mainstream, users are looking for SDNs that provide production-quality capabilities from installation to operations," says Darrin Hanson, vice president and general manager, Rackspace Private Cloud OpenStack Solutions. "As the leading operator of OpenStack clouds, Rackspace is pleased to be able to work with innovative cloud solutions providers like PLUMgrid, to help drive adoption of OpenStack and satisfy customer requirements and needs on a global scale."

Visit PLUMgrid and Rackspace at the Rackspace::Solve in NYC
Join PLUMgrid and Rackspace executives at the upcoming Rackspace::Solve, thought leadership event on February 11, 2016. During the event, Forrester Research analyst Lauren Nelson will speak about the joint PLUMgrid/Rackspace solution and the benefits for OpenStack users.

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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