PARIS, Nov. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OPENSTACK SUMMIT -- PLUMgrid, a leading innovator of virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, announced today that its Open Networking Suite 2.0 (ONS) for OpenStack has achieved certification with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.
PLUMgrid ONS, which provides a comprehensive set of networking services for virtualized and non-virtualized data centers, is among the industry's first software-only virtual networking solutions to be certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5. Red Hat's certification requires passing an extensive test suite to ascertain compatibility with OpenStack APIs and other functions implemented in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.
The certification of PLUMgrid ONS 2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 augments the previous certification PLUMgrid achieved with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4 in April 2014. The certification means that Red Hat customers can confidently run PLUMgrid ONS via an OpenStack Networking (Neutron) plug-in on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4 or 5.
The latest version of PLUMgrid ONS, version 2.0, was announced last week. It introduces numerous features, including support for additional major distros, Life Cycle Manager with automated installer, and Linux container support.
Additionally, the PLUMgrid certification with Red Hat allows customers to rapidly leverage new enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5. These include the wizard-based platform installer, high availability add-on and enhanced dashboard support. PLUMgrid ONS provides secure cloud infrastructure with Virtual Domains and uses PLUMgrid Life Cycle Manager to streamline installation of ONS on OpenStack distributions such as RHEL OSP 5. The combined support provides Red Hat and PLUMgrid customers with a validated, enterprise-ready OpenStack cloud solution that is simpler and faster to deploy with multi-tenant security and high availability.
"OpenStack is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for enterprise deployments," said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of sales and business development, at PLUMgrid. "End customers and channel partners need validated, certified solutions to confidently roll out OpenStack clouds. PLUMgrid ONS 2.0 with RHEL OSP 5 certification significantly simplifies deployments for enterprises."
PLUMgrid is part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, which connects business and technical resources to third-party technology companies who are aligning with Red Hat's OpenStack product offerings. Solutions that have achieved Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Certification, or which are certified for other products in Red Hat's open hybrid cloud portfolio, are available in the Red Hat Certified Solution Catalog.
"We are pleased that PLUMgrid's newest release is fully certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, giving our mutual customers confidence in a certified and supported solution," said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. "As Red Hat's OpenStack offerings advance, we are happy to work with innovative companies such as PLUMgrid to offer a broad set of solutions to our customers."
PLUMGrid at OpenStack Summit Paris
Visit PLUMgrid at OpenStack Summit Paris, November 3-7 at Palais des congres in booth E18. We will demonstrate PLUMgrid ONS and participate in the Demo Theater.
About PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack
PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables scalable and secure virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Deployed by service providers and enterprises, PLUMgrid ONS provides terabits of scale out performance, production grade resiliency, and secure multi-tenancy for hybrid data centers. Built on PLUMgrid Platform and IO Visor™ technology, the software suite lets users create private Virtual Domains™ to provide isolation, security, and policy enforcement across tenants. Designated as OpenStack Compatible by the OpenStack Foundation, PLUMgrid ONS supports industry's broadest distribution including Canonical, Mirantis, Oracle, Piston, Red Hat, and SUSE.
PLUMgrid is an innovator of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid provides software networking solutions that enable hybrid data centers to connect tenants, applications, and workloads efficiently across hypervisors, virtualized, bare metal, and container based architectures. PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. and is funded by venture capital and strategic investors. Visit www.plumgrid.com, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.
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