PLUMgrid Joins Forces with Canonical to Build Robust Virtual Networking Solutions for OpenStack

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 16, 2015

FREMONT, CA: PLUMgrid joins Canonical OpenStack Interoperability Lab Program (OIL) and becomes an Ubuntu Cloud partner with an aim to simplify cloud user experience.

PLUMgrid is an open networking technology company specializing in virtual network infrastructure including software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Its flagship product PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) is a software suite enables virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Besides enabling users to create Virtual Domains to provide isolation, security, and policy enforcement across tenants, the ONS delivers scale out performance in terabit, production grade resiliency, and secure multi-tenancy for hybrid data centers.

As a member of Canonical’s OIL, PLUMgrid ONS will participate in the rigorous testing with Ubuntu OpenStack that will pave a path for customers to deploy and use the combined solution along with solutions from other partner hardware and software providers. PLUMgrid ONS is compatible with solutions from Canonical, Mirantis, Oracle, Piston, Red Hat, and SUSE. So customers can leverage the OpenStack interoperability over a diverse set of technologies.

Canonical and PLUMgrid have also agreed to work together to simplify and automate the installation, deployment and management of OpenStack networking components.

“We’re delighted to welcome PLUMgrid to the Ubuntu Cloud partner community. The reality is, SDN partners that provide OpenStack interoperability across a diverse set of technologies will have the most success. OpenStack provides a variety of excellent technology choices to service providers and enterprises looking to build public or private clouds. We’ve recognized this and are enabling an ecosystem via our OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). Through this lab, we run tests in combination with solutions from our partners to provide validation of their interoperability in an OpenStack environment,” said John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances, Canonical.