Pluribus Networks Sets the Enterprise Table

BARCELONA, Spain  – February 24, 2016Pluribus Networks, the data center network solutions provider that allows your business to run unconstrained, announced general availability of the latest release of Open Netvisor® Linux (ONVL) for Dell, Version 2.3.2, which now provides for the automatic creation of fully connected mesh networking for the data center along with deep visibility and application-awareness of the flow of information for applications like big data, network storage and virtual desktop infrastructure.

“Dell has taken a leadership role in bringing a full line of high-performance Open Compute Project ONIE compliant open switches to the Enterprise. The hardware specified by the OCP efforts is incredible, but realizing that value is a function of the operating system loaded upon those switches”, says Robert Drost, Co-Founder of Pluribus Networks, “So we designed ONVL to deliver our Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF™) to Dell’s open switches and transform them far beyond the traditional capabilities seen in Layer-2 and Layer-3 switches alone – a key requirement in today’s modern data centers with modern virtualized applications and services.”

Key benefits of Open Netvisor Linux version 2.3.2 for Dell include:

  • The ability to create an agile, fully connected and single fabric regardless of the number of switches, with the added benefit of a dramatic simplification of deploying and maintaining the data center network
  • Complete visibility and application-level awareness of the flow of information between applications and services for optimizing demanding applications like big data, network storage, hyper-converged and other virtualized components
  • Unlocks the enormous hardware potential found in the Dell Open Networking family of switches by providing wire-speed and low-latency switching with complete Layer-2 and Layer-3 compatibility for existing infrastructures
  • The industry’s only high-availability fully distributed controller architecture based upon proven protocols, which also offers a familiar but fabric-wide management interface

According to a September 2015 survey conducted by research firm IDC, the top three priorities for Enterprise buyers of SDN solutions include:

  1. The need to allow the network to rapidly support new business applications
  2. The need to simplify the ongoing operations of the data center network
  3. To provide enhancements to an organization’s security profile through visibility of information flowing across the data center.

Pluribus VCF addresses each of these high priority business requirements using proven distributed computing and networking technologies.

“At IDC, we view SDN not only as an integral element of software-defined infrastructure (SDI), but also as a critical component of datacenter transformation,” says Brad Casemore, director of research for datacenter networking at IDC.  “Pluribus Networks recognizes that 3rd Platform applications – especially private cloud and data analytics, which are both essential to digital transformation – require a 3rd Platform network, which should include SDN and network virtualization.”

Pluribus open Netvisor Linux is available now and can be purchased through Dell and any of its resellers.


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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