PLUMgrid Upgrades vCPE Solution Leveraging Snappy Ubuntu Core

By CIOReview | Monday, February 22, 2016
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SANTA CLARA, CA: PLUMgrid is a company that equips OpenStack clouds with dependable Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions. Through its solutions, the firm allows data centers to manage workloads systematically across virtual machines. At the Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona from March 22nd - 25th, the organization plans to exhibit its Open Networking Suite (ONS) on Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud.

PLUMgrid ONS, built on PLUMgrid platform and IO Visor technology is a comprehensive software suite which while reducing the deployment time enables users to create virtual domains for various applications. It helps in overcoming the lifecycle limitations of OpenStack networking. Recognized as the most integrated SDN solution in the industry, PLUMgrid currently supports Canonical's Ubuntu OpenStack, Mirantis OpenStack, Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack, RDO and Red Hat OpenStack.

In the exhibition, PLUMgrid and Canonical plans to showcase a virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) solution leveraging Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud and Snappy Ubuntu Core running in the vCPE. Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new variation laced with a manageable mechanism enables operators to gain speed, reliability, and lightweight footprint.

The collaboration is seen as a much anticipated one because the combined SDN solution will permit providers to deploy vCPE through full-service, multi-tenant cloud data centers. It will help in minimizing the time to revenue while reducing the Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and OPerating EXpenditure (OPEX) with NFV enabled delivery.

John Zannos, Vice President, Cloud Alliances and Business Development,  Canonical states, “With PLUMgrid providing the SDN layer, we have a comprehensive solution that is simple to provision and allows operators to add network services to vCPEs on demand.