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Pluribus and Edgecore Build Customer Momentum in Open Networking and Grow White Box Switch Portfolio
Pluribus Networks and Edgecore Networks, two leaders in open networking, today announced that they continue to see increasing demand for the Netvisor ONE operating system (OS) and the Adaptive Cloud Fabric software on Edgecore switches, as more enterprise and service provider customers adopt open networking and next-generation software defined networking (SDN). In light of this customer demand, the accelerating open networking market and the increasing speed of data center networks, the companies are expanding the portfolio of switches available from Edgecore that support the Netvisor ONE OS and Adaptive Cloud Fabric while also adding additional go-to-market resources to scale the partnership. 

As the growth of cloud, SaaS, IoT, and rich media applications continues, data center infrastructure is rapidly moving from 10GbE to 25GbE connections from the server to the top-of-rack switch, along with 100GbE uplinks to the spine. This application growth and the anticipated additional bandwidth needed by 5G is increasing the demand for open networking and accelerating the white box market for data center networks while driving demand for automation through next-generation SDN. To address these growing data center networking needs, Pluribus will now support five additional Edgecore switches including the 48 x 25GbE AS7312-54XS and the 32 x 100GbE AS7712-32X models. Pluribus and Edgecore now support Netvisor ONE OS and Adaptive Cloud Fabric on seven different Edgecore white box switch models, enabling choice and flexibility to customers as they design their single-site and multi-site data center and private cloud networks.

"As leaders in open network hardware and software, Edgecore and Pluribus have seen great success as partners delivering innovative, open infrastructure solutions. I look forward to strengthening our partnership by providing customers with a broader range of open networking switches equipped with the rich functionality provided by Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE and the Adaptive Cloud Fabric software to meet the increasing demands of software defined multi-cloud operations," said George Tchaparian, chief executive officer at Edgecore Networks.

"Our relationship with Edgecore has enabled us to meet the data center networking needs of a broad range of customers across the enterprise and service provider markets. The move to open networking and next generation software-defined networking is accelerating, in large part because of the compelling financial, technical and operational benefits offered.  We are encouraged by the many opportunities for us to continue our partnership with Edgecore and look forward to accelerating the open networking market together," said Kumar Srikantan, president and chief executive officer at Pluribus Networks.

Pluribus Networks Solution

Pluribus Netvisor ONE is a Linux-based, virtualized, modular network operating system purpose built for open networking hardware. Netvisor ONE uses open networking standards to assure integration and operational consistency with traditional networking platforms, enabling the seamless transition to a software-defined future. Netvisor ONE also delivers granular network segmentation/slicing of north/south and east/west traffic, an essential component of multi-tenant, IoT, and 5G networks.

The Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric delivers open networking economics and the ability to span and unify multiple geographically dispersed data centers. The Adaptive Cloud Fabric leverages a next-generation SDN solution that makes a large number of switches appear as one, but unlike competitive offerings, does so without the need for an external SDN controller. This controllerless next-generation SDN approach dramatically reduces operating costs and the potential for human error while increasing resiliency as there is no single point of failure. Additional benefits of the ACF include distributed intelligence, a broad range of advanced network services, and pervasive visibility for all traffic traversing the network.

"IDC believes that digital transformation requires network transformation. Increasingly, organizations are realizing that their datacenter network must be modernized to ensure the availability, reliability, and security of next-generation applications, which demand that the network be automated, agile, and inherently flexible. On that last point, IDC finds that a growing number of enterprises have considered approaches to open networking that include network disaggregation, which provides flexibility by decoupling the choice of underlying hardware from the software that runs on the network device. Network disaggregation is also a natural complement to SDN architectures, providing network-wide automation for simpler operations," said Brad Casemore, IDC research vice president for datacenter networks.

Published Monday, December 03, 2018 9:38 AM by David Marshall
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