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PLUMgrid Launches ONS 3.0 Bringing Operational Simplicity to OpenStack Networking
PLUMgrid, a leading innovator of virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, today announced the latest SDN software PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite 3.0 for OpenStack with new operational tools, enhanced high availability, dynamic routing, and expanded service insertion for 3rd party virtual, physical and container based appliances. Powered by OpenStack Juno, PLUMgrid ONS 3.0 is Red Hat certified with RHEL OSP 6.

The announcement is made as the Red Hat Partner Conference opens at Orlando, Florida at the Omni Orlando Resort. As a Red Hat technology partner, PLUMgrid is a solutions sponsor of the event and exhibiting in booth #205, where product experts will demonstrate Open Networking Suite and provide free test drives through PLUMgrid Ignition program.

With growing OpenStack cloud and SDN deployments, enterprises and service providers are in need of operational tools that provide visibility, analytics, and troubleshooting capabilities. For mission critical businesses, up time and service level agreements are of paramount importance. PLUMgrid ONS 3.0 also introduces new high availability features that seamlessly increase up time for both physical and virtual networks. The new enhancements include the following:

  1. PLUMgrid Toolbox
    PLUMgrid Toolbox, a comprehensive suite of seven powerful monitoring and troubleshooting tools, offers enhanced visibility into virtual network functions, network health of virtual machines, PLUMgrid Zone, Virtual Domains, and more. Designed for operations and IT staff, Toolbox provides increased network insight, while improving security, reliability and control of the OpenStack network infrastructure
  2. Dynamic Router VNF
    ONS 3.0 introduces a new dynamic router virtual network function (VNF), which 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.
  3. Enhanced High Availability
    PLUMgrid ONS now 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.
  4. Service Insertion Architecture (SIA) for Container based Service Appliances
    Delivering increased choice, flexibility, and agility, PLUMgrid ONS 3.0 further enhances and expands support for 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.
  5. Red Hat Certified
    PLUMgrid ONS 3.0 is certified with 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.

“Operational tools are crucial to customers who are deploying OpenStack clouds. To help customers monitor and troubleshoot virtual networks, PLUMgrid is delivering a suite of new tools that provide functions such as tracing, reporting, and alerting. With PLUMgrid ONS 3.0, our customers will provision services faster, simplify operations, and improve high availability between virtual and physical networks.” - Pere Monclus, CTO and Co-Founder, PLUMgrid

Published Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:25 PM by David Marshall
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