Pluribus Networks Drives Deeper into Private Cloud

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Pluribus Networks, the company that advances software-defined networking (SDN) through the industry’s most programmable, open source-based operating system, Netvisor®, announced today that it has signed a definitive technology and marketing agreement with Appcito, makers of the industry’s most scalable Private Cloud based application services, such as load balancing, application traffic visibility and analytics and comprehensive application security including Web Application Firewall and DDoS detection. This agreement enables end users to purchase and deploy Appcito’s application delivery solution upon the Pluribus Networks connectivity fabric itself, dramatically simplifying the deployment of advanced services, reducing the costs and extending advanced traffic management capabilities across the entire infrastructure.

Appcito CAFE transforms the process of operating and scaling applications on public and private clouds, making it easy to deliver superior performance, security and agility. “The need for agility is driving applications to the cloud. Appcito’s innovative CAFE architecture solves a major gap faced by IT and application teams by delivering an integrated, cloud-native application delivery platform for public and private clouds,” said Kamal Anand, CEO and Co-Founder at Appcito. “Pluribus shares our vision. By working together to host our CAFE services within the Pluribus Networks fabric itself, customers realize an agile private cloud infrastructure and extreme value at the fabric level.”

“The public cloud has been developed to support the needs of modern computing, which emphasize the need to bring new services online quickly and securely in direct support of the fast-moving business. We enable organizations to create their own private clouds in the same way. Our SDN platform offers all of the same agility, adaptability, application awareness and security found in public offerings, but at a fraction of the cost, and goes far beyond the mere separation of control and data planes, as seen in other competitive SDN offerings,” said Kumar Srikantan, CEO of Pluribus Networks. “Most importantly, it’s a true open and scalable platform onto which higher-layer services can be deployed. Working together with Appcito, we are jointly demonstrating the marriage of our platform with their leading-edge load-balancing and security services. The combination of upper layer networking services with an open, extensible, and secure networking foundation makes the network more relevant to applications and to the business itself.”

“Today’s cloud computing has the same network challenges that existed in the past but now requires new cloud-adapted solution architectures and capacities in order to support and secure modern applications effectively,” said Peter Christy, Research Director, 451 Research. “Appcito and Pluribus each are excellent examples of forward-looking, cloud-centric products which do just this, and the integration of the two is proof that upper-level network services and the foundational network fabric can be married so that the combination is more than just the sum of the parts.”

Pluribus Network’s Open Netvisor operating system and Appcito’s CAFE products are available today, and will be on display in booths 1017 (Pluribus Networks) and 1001 (Appcito) at this week’s HostingCon Global 2015 trade show, being held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

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.

 

About Appcito

Appcito delivers cloud-based services that make it fast and easy to keep cloud applications performant, secure, available, and always improving. Our cloud-native proxy-based service improves application delivery with a web-scale solution for load balancing, application security, continuous deployment and more. Innovative application teams rely on Appcito to make their applications hum, their users happy and their companies succeed. For more information, visit www.appcito.com

###

PR Agency for Pluribus Networks:
Andrew Padgett
Blanc & Otus
(415) 856-5124
andrew.padgett@blancandotus.com

Analyst and Media Contacts:

Guyer Group
Charlie Guyer
617-599-8830
charlie@guyergroup.com