Pluribus Networks Raises the Bar on Open Networking Compatibility

Releases ONVL for Dell 2.4 with Support for Complex Enterprise Topologies

Santa Clara, CA. – May 11, 2016Pluribus Networks, the data center network solutions provider that allows businesses to run unconstrained, today announced the availability of its latest update to its award-winning Open Netvisor Linux (ONVL) operating system for Dell Open Networking switches which greatly increases their compatibility within complex, large-scale, heterogeneous, existing switch infrastructures. Pluribus will be demonstrating its latest ONVL Version 2.4 at the Open Networking User’s Group (ONUG) meeting being held this week in Santa Clara, CA.

“The open networking revolution has proven to be a decisive point in the evolution of the networking industry. The value being seen with open switching has fueled a surge in demand by Fortune 500 companies who are both performance and value conscious.” said Sunay Tripathi, CTO and Founder of Pluribus Networks. “While switching performance has always been the first part of most tactical networking discussions, we realized with the formation of our company that agility, visibility and security would form the strategic part of those very same discussions for data centers that were virtualizing and converging. We designed our VCF architecture and our associated Netvisor products to deliver these critical capabilities on platforms such as Dell. “

Pluribus Open Netvisor Linux (ONVL) 2.4 greatly enhances its compatibility with existing LAN infrastructures, a critical success factor when deploying new solutions into existing data center infrastructures. For its Layer-2 support, ONVL 2.4 now includes full support for Multiple-Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1s) and Multi-Listener Discovery (MLD) protocol. In the Layer-3 space, ONVL 2.4 offers greater support for large deployments through the added support of the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP). ONVL 2.4 for Dell also provides complete compatibility with Pluribus’ award-winning visibility solution, “VCF-Insight Analytics”.

“Customers that deploy our advanced NexentaEdge object storage solutions with Pluribus switching fabrics realize industry-leading elasticity, the highest overall storage performance, and a cost structure which is unavailable using any other solution,” says Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. “Pluribus understands the specific requirements of our NexentaEdge Replicast™ offering and has included in their Open Netvisor Linux V2.4 operating system direct support for Multi-Listener Discovery (MLD) protocol which allows vast scale-out while maintaining low-latency across storage nodes.”

PNI Research recently conducted a survey of more than 200 data center managers who agreed that network visibility and agility were the two most important attributes that they consider when looking for new data center networking solutions. Compatibility with existing infrastructures was cited as the most important consideration when determining a growth strategy.

Pluribus Open Netvisor Linux 2.4 for Dell is available on June 10th. Pluribus’ visibility solution, VCF Insight Analytics (VCF-IA), is available now and can be deployed in any existing network switching topology. VCF-IA recently won the Best of Interop Award in the “Performance, Management & Monitoring” category.

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About Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks provides data center solutions that allow your business to run unconstrained. Our software-defined, open networking, fabric-based solutions transform existing network infrastructures into flexible and strategic assets fully aligned with today’s digital business needs. Our Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF™) architecture provides unprecedented insight, agility and security to customers seeking to simplify operations, run more cost effectively and bring new applications online faster. Find us on the web at and @pluribusnet.

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