Pluribus Networks Simplifies the Software-Defined Data Center
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Networking User Group Conference – Pluribus Networks today announced a major evolution to its Software-Defined Networking (SDN) strategy with the introduction of the Adaptive Cloud Fabric™ virtualized architecture. Built on the deployment-proven Netvisor® network virtualization software, the Adaptive Cloud Fabric is a simple, dynamic and secure approach to building a holistic distributed network architecture that brings the benefits of cloud-scale, elasticity and adaptability to the modern data center. The Adaptive Cloud Fabric delivers a highly optimized and resilient operating environment to meet the mission-critical requirements of enterprise and service provider organizations to support transaction-intensive applications. The fabric distributes intelligence, integrates a broad range of advanced network services, and provides pervasive visibility for all traffic traversing the network.
To empower the journey to the digital enterprise, today's data center networks need to move from being static and hardware-bound, to a more dynamic, software-driven environment. The network matters, and first-generation SDN technology addressed many limitations of the traditional network architecture. However, widespread SDN deployments have been inhibited by the complexity associated with controllers and proprietary protocols that require significant changes to the network architecture and operation. SDN controllers introduced undesired complexity and limit interoperability, typically requiring replacement of the entire data center network to implement a software-defined deployment.
"As the industry transitions to a cloud-based software defined world, the Pluribus Networks Adaptive Cloud Fabric has many of the attributes needed as Infrastructure DevOps professionals build fabrics custom tailored to their corporation's digital transformation strategy requirements. Their fabric architecture and the ability to virtualize the switch is a unique capability, that allows users to achieve new capabilities from their network such as integrating new services, and building granular segmentation across a network fabric. In particular its Automation and Programmability plus integrated End-to-End visibility features will be warmly received," said Nick Lippis, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Open Networking User Group.
The Adaptive Cloud Fabric empowers organizations to speed their transition to a Software-Defined Data Center with a simpler and non-disruptive architecture that makes it easier to deliver, manage and secure service delivery across clouds and devices. The Adaptive Cloud Fabric operates without a controller and delivers a more dynamic and elastic network that adapts to change and a wide-range of deployment scenarios to streamline operations, improve efficiency and lower costs.
The Adaptive Cloud Fabric can be deployed across the data center, or targeted to specific racks, pods, server farms or Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, such as Nutanix™, vSAN and VxRail™. Multiple geographically distributed data centers can be interconnected into a seamless fabric over any WAN or dark fiber to optimize performance and resource availability, improve resiliency and support disaster recovery requirements without special protocols or reengineering. The dynamic, scale-out architecture delivers multi-terabit capacity with predictable performance and latency and supports millions of concurrent connections, enabling organizations of any size to build a next-generation private or public cloud that is optimized to support mission-critical environments such as virtualized applications, hybrid IT, Internet of Things (IoT) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
"The true value of the Software-Defined Data Center lies in the evolution of infrastructure to a Cloud-like 'as a Service' delivery model. While automation and programmability are important components, service integration and network virtualization are the key to effective next-generation transformations, and are dramatically increasing value of the network," said Kumar Srikantan, president and chief executive officer of Pluribus Networks. "The Adaptive Cloud Fabric radically simplifies the network and enables organizations to meet a diverse range of deployment requirements for distributed network environments. Our focus is to empower enterprise and service provider organizations to speed their migration to a impler, more resilient and modern architecture, while reducing complexity, improving operational efficiency and increasing the utilization of valuable IT resources."
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"Steelcase's data center network spans 3 locations in the US and Europe," said Roger Dore, manager IT Infrastructure at Steelcase. "We needed to simplify and modernize, and The Fabric allowed us to connect our data centers into a single managed entity. Our seven new virtualized data centers with tenant services better support our lines of business, and integrated monitoring helps us identify when and where network and application performance issues exist so we can take action quickly."
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