Monday, April 15, 2013

Pluribus Collaborates with Red Hat on OpenStack-Based Network Virtualization

Pluribus Networks, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California, is working with Red Hat to build orchestration and management capabilities in its Pluribus Netvisor Fabric-based network infrastructure using Red Hat OpenStack software.

The Pluribus Networks network hypervisor provides network service-level abstractions for large-scale, multi-tenancy by using distributed Fabric intelligence. This offloads the orchestration platform from managing individual L2-L3 Ethernet switches and L4-L7 network services, resulting in simplified operations of datacenters with up to 16 million tenants.

Red Hat OpenStack is a cloud management platform comprised of all the core OpenStack services.

"The networking layer is an integral component to any cloud deployment and our collaboration with Pluribus Networks and the OpenStack Quantum API highlights our joint commitment to an open standards-based approach," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, Virtualization at Red Hat. "We expect our targeted validation and certification activities with Pluribus Networks and its OpenStack Quantum API to result in integrated solutions that deliver compelling business value to customers."

"Cloud computing is driving the convergence of server, storage, and network," said Sunay Tripathi, Co-Founder and CTO at Pluribus Networks. "Pluribus believes that the network Fabric should be as programmable and open as a Server while offering the performance and visibility required to operate and troubleshoot at scale. The expertise of Red Hat in developing thriving communities and delivering enterprise-class products based on open-source technology will help accelerate our ability to deliver software-defined networking software and infrastructure for cloud data centers. We are looking forward to integrated solutions testing and deployments with our joint customers."