Pluribus Recognized as a “Top 10 SDN Start-Up to Watch” by Network World

Last week, Network World released a list of the “top ten network virtualization, SDN, and data center companies to watch” and Pluribus Networks is proud to have been included in that select group. You can review the full article here to find out who else made the cut and what they had to say about the state of SDN and Pluribus Networks.

First, we would like to thank Network World and Brandon Butler for considering Pluribus as part of this group. As described in his article, enterprise networks and the data center are back in vogue emerging from a medieval era where they haven’t had any innovation in decades.

So why was Pluribus Networks chosen as a top ten start-up to watch in SDN? Well, we like to think it’s because we take a very unique approach to enterprise and cloud service provider next-generation infrastructure. We believe that an enterprise-class network operating system needs to be a holistic platform built on today’s ecosystem of best-in-class merchant silicon. Our solutions use leading-edge switch and server chips from Intel and Broadcom providing best-in-class performance, reduced overall CapEx, and an ideal substrate for OpenStack and SDN deployments.

Pluribus Networks has created next-generation intelligent Top of Rack switches (iTOR) and an SDN Fabric based on a Distributed Network Hypervisor (Netvisor). The Fabric is fully virtualizable for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and interoperates with existing Core and Aggregation switches to deliver very high non-blocking East-West bandwidth at sub-microsecond latencies. Our solutions extend the data center network using open SDN protocols such as OpenFlow, VXLAN and VXLAN Gateway.

The Pluribus Netvisor and iTOR Fabric reduce overall OPEX by simplifying management while giving unmatched visibility and high availability to hybrid virtualized and bare metal infrastructure. Netvisor allows instant scale-out of applications and network services while offering unmatched always-on network monitoring for analytics, performance and security in data center environments.

Thank you to our customers, partners, colleagues and friends in the industry that have helped us reach this exciting milestone. We look forward to a successful and innovative year and will do our best to do Network World proud.


About the Author

Matt Bushell

Matt Bushell is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Pluribus Networks. Immediately prior, he worked three years at Nlyte Software, a data center infrastructure management provider, where he served most recently as their Director of Product and Corporate Marketing. Prior to Nlyte, Matt worked at IBM for more than ten years, helping to launch multiple products in their Information Management and SMB groups including DB2 10. Matt has an engineering degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.