SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PLUMgrid, a leading innovator in Virtual Network Infrastructure for OpenStack® clouds, announced Swisscom has deployed PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) to offer cloud-based services to millions of users in Switzerland.
Swisscom, the leading ICT service provider based in Switzerland, offers an innovative mobile, fixed, Internet and cloud portfolio for business and residential users. The company's vision is to offer end-to-end solutions comprised of enterprise, on-premise and cloud-based offerings, including connectivity for multi-cloud and hybrid cloud services that provide seamless access to compute and storage resources for any application and service.
To fulfill this vision, Swisscom recently designed and built an agile, flexible, high performance cloud on the OpenStack platform and chose PLUMgrid for scalable and secure networking.
Using PLUMgrid ONS as its software defined network for OpenStack, Swisscom enjoys a fully automated and integrated deployment model and has dramatically reduced deployment time from months to minutes. Swisscom staff can now deploy their end users' virtual network environments with a single click.
Case Study and Video
In a newly released case study and video, Orlando Beiner, head of cloud infrastructure at Swisscom, discusses the value of network provisioning speed and agility in creating, deploying and launching cloud services.
Swisscom's case study will be highlighted at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit where Orlando Beiner will hold a session on Swisscom's deployment. The case study, video and additional PLUMgrid sessions at OpenStack Summit are available at the PLUMgrid Vancouver Summit site.
Why Swisscom Chose PLUMgrid ONS
Swisscom's technical team performed a rigorous process of evaluating, testing and selecting a SDN solution. The team evaluated multiple SDN offerings which also included an assessment of each company's agility, innovation and culture. PLUMgrid's innovative architecture, cloud and networking expertise was on top of the list and PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack demonstrated the following strengths which were crucial for Swisscom:
- PLUMgrid ONS employs a platform-based architecture with a programmable and distributed data plane that enables rapid service insertion, automation and scale out performance.
- PLUMgrid's private Virtual Domain technology provides network containerization, enabling flexible multi-tenancy to control traffic, enforce policies and minimize security risks without complex ACLs.
- Virtual network functions (VNFs) are fully distributed, providing superior forwarding performance
- Scalable from single rack to multi rack OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is built with a modular architecture for ultimate flexibility
"PLUMgrid helped Swisscom build competitive cloud solutions by providing a virtual networking solution that integrates with other ecosystem partners while allowing us to deploy cloud resources quickly," said Orlando Beiner, head of cloud infrastructure, Swisscom. "PLUMgrid's innovative approach—where policies can be defined and applied—has enabled us to offer new services to our customers in seconds."
"Cloud has become a service enabling platform that millions of businesses and residential users rely on. We are pleased to work with Swisscom and provide a unique SDN solution that scales, secures and simplifies their OpenStack cloud infrastructure," said Awais Nemat, CEO of PLUMgrid. "While Swisscom's users are enjoying the innovative, cloud-based services, Swisscom is able to accelerate service delivery and optimize their cloud infrastructure."
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.
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with its headquarters in Ittigen, near the capital city, Berne. With over 21,000 employees, Swisscom generated turnover of CHF 11.7 billion in 2014. Swisscom offers mobile communications, fixed networks, Internet and digital TV to corporate and residential customers. Swisscom also is one of Switzerland's largest providers of IT services. The company builds and maintains infrastructure for mobile and fixed-line telephony, transmits broadcasting signals and is active in the energy and healthcare sectors. Visit www.swisscom.ch.