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Pluribus Networks Integrates Netvisor Software and Freedom Server-Switch Platforms With Oracle Solaris

Pluribus Networks, the company that brings together compute, network and storage into a single platform, announced today a relationship with Oracle to integrate its innovative network hypervisor software, Netvisor®, with Oracle Solaris 11 to power the Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch product line. Oracle customers can now deploy turnkey cloud solutions with a compute, network, storage and virtualization infrastructure operated under Oracle Solaris’ consistent cloud automation. Pluribus Networks is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

“As a sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, we are committed to offering our customers the ability to manage Oracle cloud products and services using OpenStack,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris. “By integrating Pluribus Networks’ innovative network hypervisor and Freedom Server-Switch platform into the Oracle Solaris ecosystem, our joint customers will soon be able to use OpenStack as a common cloud management infrastructure across compute, network and storage.”

“We are delighted that Oracle will be leveraging Pluribus Networks’ open platform to deliver an unparalleled level of cloud infrastructure integration where compute, network, storage and virtualization can operate as an extension of each other under the Oracle Solaris architecture,” said Kumar Srikantan, CEO of Pluribus Networks.

This relationship between Oracle and Pluribus Networks will have many benefits for the growing number of more than 4,000 Oracle Solaris 11 customers who have gone into production since the release of Oracle Solaris 11. Some of these benefits are:

  • The ability to use OpenStack to manage Oracle Solaris 11 running on compute nodes via the Nova plug-in, as well as Pluribus Network switches via the Neutron plug-in, and Oracle Solaris-based ZS3 Series storage via the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Cinder Driver, allowing joint customers to take advantage of the stability, efficiency, performance, scalability and security of Oracle Solaris
  • Turnkey OpenStack-based cloud architecture to help eliminate costly integration and testing work for enterprise private clouds
  • Elastic provisioning of virtual networking services: running Oracle Solaris 11 on the Pluribus Network Freedom Server-Switches means that virtual networking services can be dynamically re-provisioned from a compute node to a networking node in order to maximize throughput performance while minimizing latency
  • Advanced OpenStack integration with the unique ability to provision virtual services along with virtual networks with the Pluribus Networks Cloud Underlay virtualization technology, which allows customers to manage physical and virtual workloads without complex underlay-overlay network operations

Effective today, Oracle customers can order directly from Pluribus Networks the Freedom Server-Switch platforms with the Oracle Solaris operating system.

About Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks delivers an open architecture that fuses compute, network, storage and virtualization, enabling a new class of services and network-aware applications in the data center. For more information, visit www.pluribusnetworks.com or check out www.twitter.com/pluribusnet.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Netvisor is a registered trademark of Pluribus Networks.

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