Company Announces Relationship with Arrow to Enable New Business Models;
Strategy Validated By Recent Industry Open Compute Project Announcement
The Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch architecture developed over the last four years has been validated by the recent Facebook ‘Wedge’ announcement, which combines switching and compute into a modular and open top-of-rack form-factor platform. The Pluribus E-Series based on open off-the-shelf technologies while leveraging the Pluribus NetvisorTM network hypervisor is in fact the first broadly available server-switch in this new category of SDN platforms, unlocking the disruptive potential of new networking business models, while poised to adopt the OCP architecture in the future.
“Pluribus has pioneered the idea of bringing networking and computing much closer together by leveraging open source software and off-the-shelf component technologies,” said
Under the Arrow arrangement, customers can order directly from the distributor a turnkey offering with the Pluribus Netvisor pre-installed on the server-switches at a street price point starting at
“We have been tracking Pluribus’ progress in the SDN space and we heard positive feedback from customers at the
“Pluribus Netvisor offers a truly differentiated platform, balancing economics with a powerful network hypervisor, fabric-cluster and deep fabric-wide visibility,” said
Additionally, Pluribus announced two new F-Series network computing appliance bundles, one focused on advanced analytics and the other on cloud orchestration. The Cloud Services Bundle runs the complete Red Hat Enterprise Linux – OpenStack Platform and includes the necessary storage to maintain the image store for a typical cloud deployment. It is also designed for future NFV support. The Cloud Analytics Bundle supports cloud-scale analytics and includes more than 800 GB of high-speed flash storage for persistent storage of logs. Both platforms include the Netvisor Advanced-SDF license.
In February, Pluribus launched the Freedom architecture with Netvisor, and in May, it extended this capability ‘in-rack’ by announcing availability of the Netvisor on Supermicro’s MicroBlade chassis with integrated, converged switching. With the Arrow relationship, Pluribus is now further tracking the compute and storage pricing evolution.
North American customers can order the E-68 Software-Defined Fabric Server-Switch from Arrow beginning in Q3, with a street price of
The F64-CLS Cloud Services Bundle and the F64-CLA Cloud Analytics Bundle are both available immediately from Pluribus Networks at
About Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks delivers the industry’s first and only bare-metal, distributed network hypervisor operating system, Netvisor, for the convergence of compute, network, storage and virtualization based on open compute and open networking technologies, enabling a new class of highly-programmable network-aware applications and services. The Pluribus Freedom architecture allows cloud operators and enterprises to better support application performance SLAs while reducing
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