What We Do
Pluribus Networks enables customers to simplify increasingly complex network operations by modernizing, unifying and automating networking across distributed data center environments – inside the data center or at multiple sites across geographically distributed data centers and edge locations. Our Netvisor ONE open network operating system (OS) and our Adaptive Cloud Fabric, a controllerless next-generation SDN solution, distribute intelligence and state across every switch in the network. This novel approach to SDN creates a single logical programmable entity featuring multi-tenant, low latency and distributed network services (e.g., network slicing, edge computing, IOT and video traffic segmentation, L2VPN/L3VPN across distributed sites, multi-site unification). This dramatically increases performance, agility and resiliency while reducing operating costs and the potential for human error. By leveraging open networking hardware, customers can reduce networking capital costs by 30 to 60% over traditional vendors, eliminating vendor lock-in and accelerating innovation.
What Makes Pluribus Networks Unique
Pluribus Networks delivers on the promise of SDN in the data center. Customers gain a complete view of the entire state of the network, enabling them to automate across the entire network. Our controllerless architecture leverages the processing power inside the switches, distributing the intelligence to every switch in the network. As such, from any switch customers gain visibility and the ability to troubleshoot or update policy across the entire fabric. By not requiring costly controllers, it removes the need for an out-of-band management channel, eliminates a single point of failure and reduces latency by making intelligence local to the switch. Operational simplicity, together with the white box economics of open networking – that’s the Pluribus difference.
Origins of Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks was founded in 2010 by Sunay Tripathi, Robert Drost and C.K. Ken Yang, three former Stanford classmates and networking experts who saw two emerging trends in the networking and compute space: networks were increasingly becoming both costlier and more complex. To meet the needs of today’s businesses, Pluribus was born, and with Series A funding from Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang, the company began.
Customers and Partnerships
Pluribus Networks realizes the importance of assembling a strong partner program that will work together to provide complete solutions for customers.
Open Networking Partners
Combining open networking hardware with the Pluribus Netvisor software empowers organizations to achieve the best combination of software and hardware to scale out networks with any combination of 10, 25, 40 or 100 gigabit interfaces. The Pluribus Netvisor OS runs on a wide range of Open Compute Project (OCP) and Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) hardware-compliant open network switches from DellEMC and Edgecore.
Pluribus Netvisor OS and the Adaptive Cloud Fabric provide the ideal foundation for next-generation networking solutions. We continue to build our strategic relationships with technology partners that help simplify and optimize the data center.
Ericsson: Pluribus supplies the programmable Adaptive Cloud Fabric for Ericsson’s Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), which in turn supports the Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi) and Distributed Cloud solutions.
TIBCO: TIBCO FTL® Message Switch deploys high-performance, peer-to-peer messaging applications directly on Pluribus’ highly optimized converged server-switch.
Pluribus is playing an active role in several new and important industry initiatives, including as a founding member of the Linux Foundation Edge and Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge Alliance. Pluribus recently launched its own partner ecosystem that includes hardware partners Dell EMC and Edgecore, along with MobiledgeX, Red Hat and Vapor IO. Each company brings unique edge computing capabilities and expertise to the ecosystem to create a comprehensive solution to address the needs of distributed cloud environments.