Appcara And Pluribus Networks Partner To Provide Improved Deployment And SLA Management Of Cloud-Based Apps

MILPITAS, Calif. and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30, 2015 — Appcara, a provider of multi-cloud and application automation solutions, and Pluribus Networks today announced a partnership aimed at significantly improving cloud-based application management for enterprises and cloud service providers. Beginning with the availability of Appcara’s App360 multi-cloud and application automation platform on Pluribus Networks’ F64 Network Computing Appliance, the companies will offer users exceptional application automation in any cloud environment, as well as real-time visibility, analytics and control on enterprise applications.

App360 is the industry’s most efficient software-defined application platform for deploying and managing enterprise applications in public and private clouds. Available in editions for service providers as well as enterprises, the platform improves application management over the complete app lifecycle. With App360, users can launch any app into any cloud or multi-cloud environment; it also supports self-service provisioning via an App Marketplace of over 60 pre-packaged, enterprise-class apps.

With the integration of App360 on Pluribus Networks’ F64 Network Computing Appliance, users gain a turnkey, end-to-end solution for application SLA in the cloud. The F64 Network Computing Appliance combines open-source software, merchant silicon switching and powerful server components to deliver high-performance network analytics, cloud services control, software-defined fabric and L4-7 network services. Together, the products deliver complete software-defined network and application capabilities in a single, plug-n-play appliance.

“For enterprises to accelerate their business applications into the cloud, they need an efficient way to deliver and manage their application workloads across multiple clouds with total visibility and control,” said Kumar Srikantan, CEO at Pluribus Networks. “Appcara’s cloud and application automation capabilities, combined with Pluribus Networks’ advanced networking and analytics, can deliver that kind of management control simply and reliably.”

“Enterprises have been adopting cloud at a rapid pace. But in order for business critical apps to accelerate into the cloud, CIOs must offer strong SLA to their user,” said William Fellows, Vice President of Research, at The 451 Research. “Today’s cloud technologies rarely operate across layers in the OSI model. With that, offering end-to-end SLA is challenging. The combined capabilities from Appcara and Pluribus Networks essentially collapse these layers and offer end-to-end visibility and control.”

Industry analysts and CIOs agree that application-level SLA is critical to the success of mission-critical business applications in the cloud. With App360 and Pluribus Networks’ F64 Network Computing Appliance, users gain:

  • Simple point-and-click user interface to accelerate applications into multi-cloud environments via the App360 portal
  • Network statistics for highly distributed application workloads deployed into multiple data centers
  • The ability to control bandwidth in real-time
  • A rich App Marketplace stocked with over 60 pre-packaged applications spanning Big Data apps (e.g., Hadoop), CRM, CMS, development tools and much more

“The lack of end-to-end visibility and control in real-time has stalled many organizations from moving their critical enterprise apps into the cloud,” said John Yung, CEO and founder, Appcara. “Our partnership with Pluribus Networks will give users the application level network statistics and control they need to efficiently run any application workload, from simple to highly-distributed, in the cloud.”

To learn more about Appcara’s App360 software-defined cloud application platform, visit www.appcara.com. For more information about the Pluribus Networks F64 Network Computing Appliance, go to www.pluribusnetworks.com/products/f64-network-computing-appliances.

About Appcara:

Appcara has one goal in mind: to offer the most advanced software platform for provisioning and managing applications in public and private cloud environments. Its flagship product, App360, is the industry’s most efficient software-defined platform for deploying and managing enterprise applications in public and private clouds. Headquartered in Milpitas, CA with additional offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, Appcara’s team of engineers and business leaders have established Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) services for some of the world’s top cloud computing technology companies and service providers. Visit www.appcara.com.

About Pluribus Networks:

Pluribus Networks delivers software-defined networking as an open application platform for today’s data centers. The company’s flagship product, Netvisor®, is the industry’s first distributed network hypervisor operating system, converging compute, network, storage and virtualization with an open, programmable approach. Our customers realize tangible and immediate business benefits while protecting their existing network investments. For more information, visit www.pluribusnetworks.com or go to www.twitter.com/pluribusnet.

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