Sunday, April 8, 2012

Nicira Signs DreamHost as Latest OpenStack Customer

DreamHost, a web hosting and cloud services provider with over 300,000 customers and 1.2 million domain names, will deploy Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). Financial terms were not disclosed.


Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) is a scalable software system implemented at the network edge and managed by distributed clustered controller architecture. The system forms a thin software layer that treats the physical network as an IP backplane. This approach allows the creation of virtual networks that have the same properties and services as physical networks, such as security and QoS policies, L2 reachability, and higher-level service capabilities such as stateful firewalling. These virtual networks can be created dynamically to support VM mobility anywhere within or between data centers without service disruption or address changes.


Nicira's announced data center customers include NTT, Rackspace and others.
http://www.nicira.com

  • Nicira was founded by networking research leaders Martin Casado and Nick McKeown from Stanford University and Scott Shenker from University of California at Berkeley. Casado’s work at Stanford led to the creation of OpenFlow and Software-Defined Networking (SDN), an architectural approach in which the intelligence of networking shifts from hardware to software.

  • Nicira has raised $50 million in funding to date from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates, as well as individual investors including VMware co-founder Diane Greene and Benchmark Capital co-founder Andy Rachleff.

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