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Monday, December 19, 2016

VMware Acquires Plumgrid

PLUMgrid, a start-up offering an Open Networking Suite (ONS) for clouds based on OpenStack, confirmed that its technology, intellectual property, and many of its employees have been acquired. Media sources cited VMware as the buyer.  Neither company commented on financial terms or other highlights of the deal.

PLUMgrid,which was founded in 2011 and is based in Santa Clara, California, pioneered the concept of providing programmability and extensibility in the data plane by introducing the notion of an IO processor with the canonical operations of Parse, Lookup, Update, and Modify and distributing them in software defined data centers.  The company built and delivered a platform-based SDN architecture designed to provide network virtualization, network automation and security across any hypervisor, any container, any device, and any hardware.

http://www.plumgrid.com/plumgrid-blog/2016/12/an-update-on-plumgrid-for-customers-and-partners/


Monday, August 22, 2016

PLUMgrid's CloudSecure Targets Containers and OpenStack Clouds

PLUMgrid introduced a "CloudSecure" solution that builds on micro-segmentation and security service insertion trends.  It features a policy-based virtual tap capability, visualization of security policies, and a growing ecosystem of security partners.

“Data centers are increasingly built on ephemeral infrastructure that only lasts for hours or days, instead of months or years,” said Larry Lang, CEO, PLUMgrid. “CloudSecure provides significant protection for increasingly ephemeral, multi-directional traffic flows in container and OpenStack Clouds. Combining it with CloudApex’s simplified visualizations that make it easy to monitor and diagnose breaches, enabling our customers to benefit from the agility and flexibility of these technologies without having to struggle to secure the network infrastructure.”

PLUMgrid said it designed CloudSecure precisely to protect ephemeral infrastructure from malware, and its micro-segmented Virtual Domains contain and isolate any potential breaches from spreading to the larger environment.

Key features of CloudSecure include:

  • CloudApex Security View - Visualizes security flows, and behaviors in an easy to view chord graph to diagnose security breaches.
  • Micro-segmentation - Creates zero-trust domains by isolating tenant traffic and enforcing security policies for containers and virtual machines. In the event of a breach, each segmented domain contains attacks to minimize spread of malware.
  • Security Policies - Provides in-depth security definitions and group-based policies that can be enforced per tenant, virtual machine, or container.
  • Policy-based Virtual Tap - Deploys virtual tap points with policies to select traffic to be mirrored for monitoring, troubleshooting, and remediation.
  • Security Service Insertion - Enables any third party security software to be added to PLUMgrid’s virtual network to introduce or update the latest security quickly.
  • Encryption - Supports encryption between segmented virtual domains to ensure privacy and protection of data. 

The ecosystem of security offerings includes Intel’s Open Security Controller, Fortinet Fortigate NGFW, Check Point security solutions and Rackspace® Private Cloud.

http://www.plumgrid.com

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blueprint: Top 10 Use Cases for OpenStack SDN

by Wendy Cartee, VP of Product Management and Marketing at PLUMgrid

Years ago, Linux opened up the data center and made it programmable, uncorking a Genie’s bottle of previously unimagined use cases, wealth and possibilities that became known as the cloud. For years after the data center became a software-programmable cloud, networking remained the bottleneck in an otherwise programmable environment. Today, we’re seeing a similar transformation with the advent of SDN and NFV. Launching in 2010, a free and open-source software infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform for cloud computing, OpenStack, made it easier to configure cloud infrastructure by linking compute, storage, and networking resources to support a range of use cases. Now, SDN is not just supporting but driving some of the biggest innovations in cloud services. Enabling users to easily deploy and manage resources from a single pane of glass, production services that used to take months to provision are now live in mere minutes.

To illustrate this evolution, here are 10 top use cases that have emerged for OpenStack SDN including both as-a-services and vertical examples:

XaaS Use Cases

Infrastructure as a Service – OpenStack’s compute, storage, and networking services were built to provide IaaS and through its 13 releases OpenStack has evolved to enable much more than IaaS.

IaaS enables achievement of strategic business objectives including faster time to revenue for customers, Opex and CapEx efficiency, and scale while overcoming the challenges of traditional provisioning with rapid time to revenue and the ability to address complex change management.

Platform as a Service – PaaS offers a ready-to-consume development environment, with databases, tools and libraries. Delivering similar business benefits to IaaS, PaaS enables application developers to immediately start writing code, significantly reducing time to production and speeding time to market for new applications.

Communications as a Service – Service providers who offer voice, video, and data services are now delivering more than just connectively and bandwidth. With Communications as a Service, OpenStack enables cloud-based delivery of unified communications, multi-site collaboration, and video conferencing without truck rolls.  

Streaming content and media services – Content providers are leveraging OpenStack to deliver streaming content and media such as movies, live television, videos, music, photographs, and more. The technology delivers on key business objectives such as increased service velocity to reduce churn and attract new subscribers with high application performance and the ability to control infrastructure costs while achieving scale.

Hadoop as a Service – Big data analysis requires the elasticity and resources provided by cloud infrastructures. With OpenStack, Hadoop as a Service offers easy to access big data services to scientists, and businesses alike to accelerate research and data analysis.

Container as a Service – As microservices drive application development for mobile and IoT, containers are providing rapid, lightweight resources for developers. Through several container projects, OpenStack is enabling container deployment and orchestration models including Docker, Mesos, and Kubernetes.

Vertical Use Cases

Financial cloud solution – Financial services require data center resources in highly secure, reliable, and compliant cloud environments. Through OpenStack’s Neutron project, the community is building firewalls with vendor plug-ins that add micro-segmentation, encryption, analytics, and enhanced high availability for resiliency.

Retail/ecommerce solution – Micro-segmentation, policy-based security, flexible workloads, and simplified installers are driving adoption for retailers. Retailers are increasingly leveraging OpenStack to build private clouds for ecommerce that reduce costs while increasing online revenues by enabling the agility required to accommodate rapidly changing consumer and client tastes.

Pharmaceutical/life sciences solution – Pharmaceuticals and life sciences are deploying OpenStack clouds for telemedicine, mobile applications, and research to enhance care and deliver private data center resources for security and compliance. Through micro-segmentation, OpenStack enables strict isolation of clients, data and applications that must be implemented at every level of the service architecture to comply with strict security and privacy rules and guidelines.

Government – Public sector groups including government, research, and education are deploying OpenStack clouds for enhanced research, collaboration, and online services. Private virtual domains that provide policy-based security and traffic isolation are key to enabling multi-tenancy that meet regulatory compliance.

According to the most recent OpenStack User Survey, the number one business driver for choosing OpenStack is the ability to accelerate innovation and better compete by deploying applications faster. Avoiding vendor lock-in and increasing operational efficiency were a close second. Of the seven drivers presented in this study, from the 67 percent of users surveyed who listed “Save money over alternative infrastructure choices” as a motivating factor—all of them listed it as their number one reason.

Top business drivers of OpenStack


Which industries use OpenStack and how?
The IT industry continues to dominate OpenStack users who took their survey, making up nearly two-thirds of all response. The top industry segments after IT were telecommunications (12 percent), academic/research (10 percent), and 2 percent each for film/media, finance, and manufacturing/industrial. However, IT supports a variety of uses with the cloud. As part of the top 10 use cases listed above, the IT services and uses provided by OpenStack include:  big data, call center, cable TV and ISP, data center/co-location, government identity and security, high-performance computing, online video games, professional services/IT consulting, public/private/hosting cloud services, software development/DevOps/delivery, storage solutions, system integrators, telco and networking and Web hosting and email hosting.

   

 


In just a few years, SDN has evolved networking to significantly impact the cloud, enabling it to continue apace with its accelerating rate of innovation. As illustrated above, the combination of SDN and OpenStack delivers agility and simplicity across a diverse range of use cases, from several instances of XaaS to a number of vertical industry-specific examples. As open source adoption has taken hold, the cloud and a large global community of open source contributors have made building out new use cases almost instantaneous. Although it took a decade for the cloud to find mainstream appeal, OpenStack was founded in 2010 and there are already 20+ million lines of code, 38,000 contributors from 178 countries and 583 companies supporting the community. Who knows what use cases and profitable new services have yet to be imagined?

Stay tuned and follow the OpenStack community or come to an OpenStack Summit near you to find out. The pace of innovative disruption is much faster now, so you won’t have to wait long.

About the Author


Wendy Cartee is VP of Product Management and Marketing at PLUMgrid, Inc., the leading innovator of secure cloud infrastructure for enterprises building private and public clouds.  With over 15 years of product management and marketing experience at prior companies such as Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and HP Cloud, Wendy has defined solutions for data centers, WAN, Internet, and mobile infrastructure that generated billions in revenue. An avid technology and customer advocate, Wendy has 8 U.S. patents in networking technologies, all of which are deployed in some of the largest networks.  Wendy is listed in the CCIE Hall of Fame as the first 100 CCIEs in the world.  She has a BSEE from Cal Poly, MBA from Santa Clara University, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program from the Graduate School of Business.

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


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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PLUMgrid Brings OpenStack SDN for Containers

PLUMgrid announced a major software update including SDN support for Docker containers, expanded gateway integration with Cisco Nexus 9000, IPv6, PLUMgrid SmartLogs and many other enhancements.

PLUMgrid's Open Networking Suite (ONS) 5.0, which supports OpenStack Kilo and Liberty release, enables data centers with virtual machines, containers, and bare metal architectures to leverage SDN overlays to provide secure micro-segmentation for multi-tenancy, traffic isolation, and policy enforcement.

“Cloud networking is adding virtualized network functions and applications at an accelerated rate and ONS is keeping pace with an aggressive iteration cycle,” said Pere Monclus, founder and CTO at PLUMgrid. “Adding support for Docker containers provides SDN services that are essential to secure multi-tenant networking. In this complex environment it is critical for data center operations to have a tool such as CloudApex that provides a simplified view of both physical and virtual resources in OpenStack clouds.”

Some highlights:

  • PLUMgrid now offers a SDN plugin for Docker containers to enable rich networking functions, secure multi-tenancy, multi-host networking, high availability, and distributed scale-out performance for Docker clouds. 
  • PLUMgrid ONS has added support for Project Kuryr, an OpenStack initiative that provides container network abstraction for Neutron API. 
  • In addition to supporting gateways from Arista Networks and Cumulus Networks, ONS 5.0 introduces gateway support for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series. Through VXLAN Tunnel End Point (VTEP) integration, PLUMgrid delivers unified physical and virtual network infrastructure with simple drag and drop configuration.
  • IPv6 can be configured within and between tenant clouds for flexible addressing while IPv4 is running concurrently. 
  • PLUMgrid ONS 5.0 introduces a number of smart wizards that check system and connectivity status to ensure workloads and applications have unhindered reachability and access to resources. 

http://www.plumgrid.com

Monday, March 7, 2016

PLUMgrid Partners with Edgecore on OpenStack Cloud

Taiwan-based Edgecore Networks will resell PLUMgrid’s full SDN portfolio of solutions including its Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack, CloudApex SDN visualization and monitoring platform.

“Partnering with Edgecore brings their extensive networking and integrated solutions experience to our joint clients in Asia,” said PLUMgrid CEO Larry Lang. “Combining their expertise and knowledge of regional markets with our integrated ONS platform and SDN solutions dramatically advances OpenStack networking and delivers significant value to our enterprise and service provider clients.”

http://www.plumgrid.com/press-releases/2016/03/plumgrid-and-edgecore-networks-partner-to-deliver-openstack-cloud-solutions/

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PLUMgrid Supports Load Balancing as a Service with F5

PLUMgrid released a new version of its Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack with support for multiple OpenStack distributions, Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) plugins, high availability, and dynamic Tunnel Heatmap.

PLUMgrid ONS supports multiple OpenStack distros and installers including Huawei Compass, Mirantis OpenStack, Rackspace Private Cloud, RDO, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Ubuntu OpenStack. The newest release, PLUMgrid ONS 4.0, has also achieved Red Hat certification with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.

PLUMgrid ONS is adding support for OpenStack LBaaS (load balancing as a service) for Microservices. The company said that with the growth of microservices in data centers, LBaaS demand is increasing to provide seamless application and workload performance to all tenants. Utilizing LBaaS extensions in the Neutron API, PLUMgrid and F5 Networks have validated interoperability between F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) and ONS 4.0 to verify deployment scenarios for high availability with scale-out, scalable IP addressing, and real-time overlay tunnel status.

http://www.plumgrid.com/

Monday, August 17, 2015

IO Visor Project Aims for Universal In-Kernel Linux VM

A new IO Visor Project has been launched by The Linux Foundation with a mission to advance IO and networking technologies to address new requirements presented by cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

The idea is to create a universal in-kernel virtual machine with run-time extensibility -- essentially, "a new type of programmable data plane that enables developers to dynamically build IO modules (think stand alone “programs” that can manipulate a packet in the kernel and perform all sort of functions on it), load and unload those in-kernel at run time and do it without any disruption to the system." The IO modules would be able to run on any hardware that supports Linux.

The core technology behind IO Visor Project is eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter). The IO Visor Project is supported initially with contributions from PLUMgrid.

Founding members of IO Visor include Barefoot Networks, Broadcom, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, Huawei, Intel, PLUMgrid and SUSE.

“The ability to modify a Linux kernel at runtime without rebooting the server or entire data center is critical to efficient operation of SDN and NFV technologies,” said Pere Monclus, founder and CTO at PLUMgrid. “As a company that actively supports a number of open source projects, we believe that open sourcing IO Visor through a community hosted with the Linux Foundation was in the best interests of not only our company, but of everyone dependent upon agile and highly performant cloud technologies at scale.”

http://www.plumgrid.com/press-releases/2015/08/new-io-visor-project-to-advance-linux-networking-and-virtualization-for-modern-data-centers/
https://www.iovisor.org/

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

PLUMgrid Names Larry Lang as CEO

PLUMgrid, a start-up offering an Open Networking Suite (ONS) for clouds based on OpenStack, named Larry Lang as chief executive officer. Founder Awais Nemat has been appointed chairman of the board of directors.

Lang has held executive positions including president and CEO of Quorum Labs, vice president and general manager of the mobile internet business unit at Cisco Systems, and vice president of product management at Ipsilon Networks, now part of Nokia. His board service includes Violin Memory and previously BelAir Networks, now part of Ericsson.

"Enterprises and service providers are excited by the business transformation made possible by cloud data centers and software-defined networking," said Lang. "PLUMgrid's innovation in secure virtual networking is unmatched in providing customers the scalability and agility they require. It's a privilege to join the PLUMgrid team, and I look forward to leading the company and working with our customers and partners."

PLUMgrid is based in Sunnyvale, California.

http://www.plumgrid.com


PLUMgrid's Open Networking Suite (ONS), which supports OpenStack distributions and network functions, is a software-based network virtualization platform designed for cloud operators and large-scale cloud environments.

Virtual network functions in ONS 2.0 include routing, switching with Private VLAN, security policies, NAT, and DHCP. In addition, ONS 2.0 is introducing tech previews for DNS as a service and end to end data encryption.

In addition, PLUMgrid is announcing support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 (RHEL-OSP 5) with ONS 2.0.

Friday, May 15, 2015

PLUMgrid and Huawei Partner on OpenStack for SDN and NFV

PLUMgrid is partnering with Huawei to upstream open source automation software to StackForge that self-installs PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) through Huawei Compass, enabling simplified deployment of OpenStack for SDN and NFV.

PLUMgrid and Huawei partnered to deliver fully integrated and automated installation of PLUMgrid ONS through Compass, which is an open source project contributed by Huawei that provides deployment-as-a-service for bare metal machines. Supporting Huawei and third-party data center hardware, Compass offers topology-aware OpenStack service deployment that eases the configuration and management of physical and virtual network elements.

"Working with Huawei to automate PLUMgrid ONS through Compass is an example of how our visions align on streamlining OpenStack deployments and making installations easy, simple and fast. PLUMgrid ONS not only provides a secure and scalable SDN and NFV foundation, but also brings many other benefits such as rapid Service Insertion, which is transformational. Both companies are committed to driving OpenStack deployment success and contributing to the open source community," stated Awais Nemat, CEO, PLUMgrid.

http://www.plumgrid.com/

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PLUMgrid Joins Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab

PLUMgrid has become an Ubuntu Cloud partner and a part of the Canonical OpenStack Interoperability Lab program.

PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) provides virtual network infrastructure including SDN and NFV based on fully distributed, programmable architecture.

The Canonical OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) in testing more than 3,000 cloud configurations on Ubuntu OpenStack each month. As part of OIL, PLUMgrid ONS will participate in the rigorous testing with Ubuntu OpenStack, making the combined solution easy for customers to deploy and use, along with solutions from over 30 other partner hardware and software providers.

"With our Canonical partnership, our focus is not only to ensure PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite integrates well with Ubuntu OpenStack, but to also make it extremely easy to deploy and use the overall OpenStack solution for our end users. Canonical, with its best-in-class infrastructure tools Juju and MaaS, is a great partner for us.  We are committed to simplifying user experience, and OIL gives us another level of interoperability testing and validation that ensures seamless integration across a wide variety of Ubuntu OpenStack configurations," stated—Kashif Iftikhar, Vice President of Business Development and Sales, at PLUMgrid.

http://www.plumgrid.com/

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.

http://www.plumgrid.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PLUMgrid Launches Open Networking Suite 2.0 for OpenStack

PLUMgrid released its Open Networking Suite (ONS) version 2.0 with expanded support for OpenStack distributions and network functions.

PLUMgrid features a highly distributed, software-based network virtualization platform designed for cloud operators and large-scale cloud environments.

Virtual network functions in ONS 2.0 include routing, switching with Private VLAN, security policies, NAT, and DHCP. In addition, ONS 2.0 is introducing tech previews for DNS as a service and end to end data encryption.

In addition, PLUMgrid is announcing support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 (RHEL-OSP 5) with ONS 2.0.

http://www.plumgrid.com/press-releases/2014/10/plumgrid-launches-open-networking-suite-2-0-supporting-industrys-broadest-choice-of-openstack-distributions/


  • Earlier this year, PLUMgrid announced that Swisscom had selected its OpenStack Networking Suite as a foundational element of its cloud-based IT infrastructure. The company said its technology enables Swisscom to leverage existing physical infrastructure to build a secure multi-tenant virtual network with PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains and reduce the provisioning time from weeks to seconds. The carrier has decided to use OpenStack as its core component for cloud virtualization orchestration.
  • PLUMgrid is aa start-up based in Sunnyvale, California. The PLUMgrid Platform integrates security, operations and maintenance tools, and network visibility and analytics.  It runs on existing standard-based x86 servers to deliver dynamic and scalable virtual data center networks. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Swisscom Selects PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite

Swisscom has selected PLUMgrid's OpenStack Networking Suite as a foundational element of its cloud-based IT infrastructure.

PLUMgrid features a highly distributed, software-based network virtualization platform designed for cloud operators and large-scale cloud environments. The company said its technology enables Swisscom to leverage existing physical infrastructure to build a secure multi-tenant virtual network with PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains and reduce the provisioning time from weeks to seconds.

Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecommunications provider and ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specializing in the integration and operation of complex IT systems, with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers and roughly 2 million retail broadband connections. The carrier has decided to use OpenStack as its core component for cloud virtualization orchestration.

“Over the next few years we’ll migrate the majority of our IT applications and services to our cloud, and OpenStack is the core of our cloud virtualization orchestration,” said Lukas Fluri, Head of Cloud Development at Swisscom. “PLUMgrid delivers not only best-in-class technology that ensures a highly secure environment for our customers but also ease of use, integration with OpenStack, and the flexibility needed for today’s clouds.”

“Swisscom sets high standards of support, services and security for its customers,” said Awais Nemat, Co-Founder and CEO at PLUMgrid. “The industry’s most advanced, scalable, and high-capacity VNI, PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite allows Swisscom to quickly, easily and efficiently offer new services and give their customers greater security, performance, visibility, and control over their cloud infrastructure.”

http://www.plumgrid.com

PLUMgrid, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, offer its PLUMgrid Platform, an infrastructure virtualization solution that enables the creation of on-demand programmable networks, which the company calls Virtual Domains. The goal its to allow administrators to create, copy and deploy secure multi-tenant virtual networks in seconds.

The PLUMgrid Platform integrates security, operations and maintenance tools, and network visibility and analytics.  It runs on existing standard-based x86 servers to deliver dynamic and scalable virtual data center networks. The company says network services can be added or removed in seconds, without network disruption or downtime.

PLUMgrid is building an ecosystem of industry partners, including A10 Networks, Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Cumulus Networks, F5 Networks, Ixia, Mellanox Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, Silver Peak and Zerto.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PLUMgrid Debuts Virtualization Platform for Cloud Data Centers

PLUMgrid, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, released its PLUMgrid Platform, an infrastructure virtualization solution that enables the creation of on-demand programmable networks, which the company calls Virtual Domains. The goal its to allow administrators to create, copy and deploy secure multi-tenant virtual networks in seconds.

The PLUMgrid Platform integrates security, operations and maintenance tools, and network visibility and analytics.  It runs on existing standard-based x86 servers to deliver dynamic and scalable virtual data center networks. The company says network services can be added or removed in seconds, without network disruption or downtime.

PLUMgrid is building an ecosystem of industry partners, including A10 Networks, Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Cumulus Networks, F5 Networks, Ixia, Mellanox Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, Silver Peak and Zerto.

“The PLUMgrid Platform has been deployed and tested at the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto after being one of the top presentations at a Fast Pitch earlier this year,” said Abhi Ingle, Vice President, Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T. “The technology has important implications for cloud operators as they seek to deliver cost-optimized and differentiated services.”

“The PLUMgrid Platform was two years in the making, and our goal was to make networks as simple as a click,” said Awais Nemat, Co-founder and CEO, PLUMgrid. “We listened very closely to our customers, and today we’re bringing to market a comprehensive, extensible and open platform that enables them to quickly respond to business needs, and offer customized services that drive new revenue opportunities.”

http://plumgrid.com/

PLUMgrid was founded in 2011 and is backed by US Venture Partners and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

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