Pluribus and Dell Ally to Boost the Modern Cloud

By CIOReview | Monday, July 20, 2015

PALO ALTO, CA: Pluribus Networks, a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) as an open application platform for data centers announces an agreement to port and support Pluribus Open Netvisor Linux system on Dell’s Open Networking (ONIE compatible) 10G/40G switches including the S6000-ON and S4048-ON to enhance Dell’s architecture in the Open Networking landscape.

Netvisor is a distributed network hypervisor operating system, converging compute, network, storage and virtualization with an open, programmable approach. Open Netvisor Linux merges the benefits of Linux with a plug-and-play, application-aware fabric, advanced network flow programming, embedded analytics and visibility capabilities. It offers complete interoperability with the Layer 2 and IP/BGP infrastructure, including all standard management interfaces familiar to Network Operations (NetOps) professionals and Linux-based Development Operations (DevOps) tools to boost the modern cloud.

“Dell wants to fundamentally change the nature of networking by focusing on openness and the disaggregation of hardware and software. With this announcement, we are expanding the Dell open networking ecosystem, showing how multiple operating systems can now offer our customers choices that complement our open hardware solutions and are flexible enough to adapt to our customers’ requirements,” says Tom Burns, VP and GM, Dell Networking and Converged Infrastructure.