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[April 14, 2014]

New "Cloud-in-a-Rack" Leverages the Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Controller

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Pluribus Networks, the company that brings together compute, network, storage, and virtualization into a single platform, announced today its first certified cloud controller solution based on the Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch and the Red Hat (News - Alert) Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform controller. The company has also joined the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, the world's largest ecosystem for commercial OpenStack deployments. The certification ensures that the Pluribus Freedom product line has been tested and certified for use with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to provide consistent performance and compatibility. Pluribus will demonstrate the new cloud "cloud-in-a-rack" at the upcoming Red Hat Summit in the OpenStack Pavilion, booth 917D, in San Francisco, April 14-17, 2014.

The certified solution eliminates additional hardware and support costs, allowing the Freedom Server-Switch to operate as a full 'cloud controller' by provisioning and managing servers, virtual machines, storage, and even other switches. The converged solution addresses customer challenges such as application migration, resource management, application management, and simplification of IT management. The integrated OpenStack controller onto the Server-Switch eliminates the need for separatehardware.

"Together with Red Hat, we are delivering the 'cloud-in-a-rack' experience, offering certified solutions that leverage our Freedom Server-Switch with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform controllers," said Dave Ginsburg, CMO of Pluribus Networks. "The Pluribus Networks Freedom Series Server Switch increases the velocity of OpenStack deployments by consolidating the service platform and mitigates risk by using the fully validated and supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform offering. With more than 150 companies supporting the mission of OpenStack today, enterprise users understand more than ever the value of open networking."

The Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network connects both 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 Marketplace.

"We're pleased to have Pluribus join us in the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network," said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. "To help customers get the most out of Red Hat's OpenStack offerings and our open hybrid cloud solutions, we work closely with technology companies such as Pluribus that provide powerful and complementary solutions. We look forward to continued collaboration with Pluribus as a key member of Red Hat's OpenStack ecosystem."

About Pluribus Networks

Pluribus Networks delivers an open architecture that fuses compute, network, storage and virtualization, enabling a new class of services and network-aware applications in the data center. For more information, visit www.pluribusnetworks.com or check out www.twitter.com/pluribusnet.

Red Hat and Red Hat Enterprise Linux are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack mark is either a registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and is used with the OpenStack Foundation's permission. We are not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.


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