Pluribus and Dell EMC

Software-Defined Data Center architecture with Distributed Network Fabric

To address the needs of a business world that is rapidly transforming to become digital-centric, Pluribus has developed it’s Open Netvisor® Linux (ONVL) switch operating system to run on Dell Open Networking (ON) switches. Without the need for an external controller, the Dell ON Switches powered by Pluribus ONVL federate into a single Fabric, offering unprecedented insight, agility and security.

Pluribus Energizes Dell Open Networking

  • Agility/Automation – Create a single fabric which is simple to deploy and simpler to manage. Can span across a data center or across the country.
  • Visibility – Built-In telemtry provides the industry’s richest end-to-end “tap-less” visibility. See the flow of information, resource utilization, capacity, etc
  • Open Networking – Modern networking environments must follow the same price/performance curves already seen in the server and storage industries.

Today’s challenge for enterprise data centers is dealing with a digital conversion of everything they do to run their business. technology, people and processes all need to transform. This transformation dramatically increases the network demands by applications. Traditional networking infrastructure is rigid in structure, expensive to own and operate, hardware-bound, and hard to manage. Pluribus Open Netvisor® Linux (ONVL) for Dell Open Networking (ON) is designed to leverage your existing Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking while provide a litany of capabilities that simply can not be found in older approaches. All ONVL enables all of this new capability at a fraction of the cost of traditional switching infrastructure. ONVL on Dell is a disaggregated best-of-breed solution, but it does so much more. ONVL literally is Linux, can be managed with existing management tools, and Dell ON Ethernet switches is designed to deploy modern workloads and applications for the digital-centric networking era.

Dell Open Networking with Pluribus – Better Economics, Better Functionality

In combination with the Dell Open Networking (ON) hardware switch portfolio, Pluribus ONVL for Dell provides industry-leading switching performance, advanced feature capabilities and a much more attractive economics picture than anything else you can buy. Whether you are deploying 10GbE or 40GbE, the cost per connection will be half of what you’d expect to pay by purchasing an incumbent or traditional switch. And the deployment flexibility within your existing network is guaranteed by Pluribus ONVL and it’s full L2/L3 stack. Pluribus ONVL for Dell provides complete interoperability with any legacy networking infrastructure, allowing for an easy migration path on your road to digital transformation. Pluribus ONVL based on it’s patented Virtualization-Centric Fabric adds Visibility, Agility and Automation to your networking infrastructure.


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Pluribus Open Netvisor® Linux for Dell Open Networking Switches

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Fabric Extender Edition

Distributed Controller fabric managed via CLI or API with tap-less visibility, vPort tables and vFlow

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Enterprise Edition

Full Layer 2 / Layer 3 interoperability that runs on Dell Open Networking Ethernet Switches

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VCF Insight Analytics

Cost effective business intelligence network monitoring for your data center networking infrastructure

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Fabric Automation

Extensible, Open, Distributed Controller Fabric with Pluribus ONVL for Dell

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Fabric Visibility

Fabric-wide Application Flow Visibility and Insight with Pluribus ONVL for Dell

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Big Data/Hadoop

Accelerating Apache Hadoop with Pluribus ONVL for Dell Open Networking

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Enhancing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Pluribus ONVL for Dell Open Networking

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Nutanix Storage

Nutanix cluster networking with Pluribus ONVL for Dell Open Networking

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