Pluribus Networks Announces Pluribus-Certified Program

Introduces Certified Support for Accton/Edgecore OCP Switches

pluribus-certifiedPALO ALTO, Calif. – September 20, 2016Pluribus Networks, the premier network fabric and analytics provider, today announced certified support for the industry’s most popular Open Compute Project (OCP) high-performance 10G/40G white box switches; the AS5712 and AS6712 from Accton/Edgecore. These industry-standard switches are the most recent additions to the Pluribus-Certified ecosystem which includes devices that are certified to work with its Open Netvisor Linux (ONVL) distributed switch operating system.

Solutions from Pluribus-Certified partners are guaranteed to operate with Pluribus Networks’ operating system software in a manner suitable for the most demanding environments. This certification assures that Pluribus Networks support teams have deep knowledge of the specific device configurations for each certified switch and how it can be deployed and managed. As the newest certified solution, purchasers of Accton/Edgecore switches will enjoy the same high-level performance, reliability and support that any traditional switching vendor could offer.

“Companies like Red Hat formed to allow Linux, a leading-edge open server technology, to be used in commercial mission-critical business environments, and they did so by wrapping an entire set of support and warranty services around the base open-source technology,” said Jim Duffy, senior analyst with The 451 Group. “Pluribus Networks is doing the same for the commodity switch marketplace through its new Pluribus-Certified program. The program is another indication that technical prowess must be coupled with a comprehensive business and support model in order for enterprises of any size to choose open switching.”

Forward-looking organizations look to white box switches to better support their modern applications, including big data, virtualization, containers and private clouds. Pluribus Networks and its Pluribus-Certified partners enable customers of all sizes to choose open network switching with the peace-of-mind offered by enterprise support. Customers choosing Pluribus Networks’ ONVL and any of its Pluribus-Certified partners’ hardware are assured a level of performance, reliability and committed support plus the attractive economics of commoditized, open computing seen in all other aspects of IT.

“For more than five years, the OCP has been leading the IT industry toward more open computing. OCP-based infrastructures lower overall costs, increase choice, eliminate lock-in and provide platforms with greater customization and software control,” said George Tchaparian, CEO of Edgecore Networks, part of the Accton Group. “As the leading contributor of open networking designs to OCP, Edgecore Networks is thrilled to become a Pluribus-Certified partner, assuring that Pluribus Networks’ ONVL operating system runs flawlessly and is fully supported on our OCP Accepted™ switches, including the AS5712-54X 10GbE and AS6712-32X 40GbE switches. The combination of Pluribus Networks’ software and Accton/Edgecore white box hardware offers enterprises a networking fabric that scales to support modern workloads and supports virtualization, converged infrastructures, IoT and containers.”

Pluribus Networks’ ONVL is available now and supports all switching platforms that carry the Pluribus-Certified identifier, including those from Accton/Edgecore and Dell.

About Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks provides fabric networking and analytics solutions that transform existing network infrastructures from being rigid, costly and complex, into a foundation for modern digital-centric businesses. Our Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF™) provides unprecedented insight, agility and security to create the industry’s only combined SDN and Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) offering. Find us on the web at pluribusnetworks.com and @pluribusnet.

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