Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PLUMgrid Adds SDN Monitoring Tools, Red Hat Certification

PLUMgrid announced a major upgrade for its SDN software suite, including new operational tools, enhanced high availability, dynamic routing, and expanded service insertion for 3rd party virtual, physical and container based appliances.

PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite 3.0, which is powered by OpenStack Juno, also introduces new high availability features that seamlessly increase up time for both physical and virtual networks. The new enhancements include the following:

  • PLUMgrid Toolbox - suite of seven monitoring and troubleshooting tools offering enhanced visibility into virtual network functions, network health of virtual machines, PLUMgrid Zone, Virtual Domains, etc. 
  • Dynamic Router VNF - a new dynamic router virtual network function (VNF) that supports dynamic routing protocols allowing the network to automatically learn and distribute IP routes. The new router VNF supports a portfolio of routing protocols including RIP, OSPF and BGP. The dynamic router VNF can peer with and learn from other routers in the network, greatly simplifying provisioning of tenants.
  • Enhanced High Availability - supports VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) with hardware and software gateways. In ONS 3.0, PLUMgrid introduces VTEP support in active/active configuration for selected switches that include VTEP multi-chassis link aggregation feature. Providing load balancing and redundancy over multi-chassis links enables higher availability and traffic distribution.  
  • Service Insertion Architecture (SIA) for Container based Service Appliances - seamless insertion of 3rd party virtual, physical, and container based service appliances via SIA. PLUMgrid SIA allows customers to seamlessly complement and augment their Virtual Domains with additional network functions - both open source and commercial versions for faster time to service.
  • Red Hat Certified - RHEL-OSP 6 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. The integration and certification ensure compatibility for customers and provide highly available, automated installation of PLUMgrid ONS 3.0 in a RHEL OSP 6 environment.

PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack enables scalable and secure virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. PLUMgrid ONS supports Canonical, Mirantis, Oracle, Piston, Red Hat and SUSE.