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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- PLUMgrid and Swisscom (SCMN.VX) today announced that they have teamed up to build Swisscom’s future secure cloud-based IT infrastructure.Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecommunications provider and ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specializing in the integration and operation of complex IT systems, with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers and roughly 2 million retail broadband connections. PLUMgrid is the industry’s leading and innovative virtual network infrastructure (VNI) provider for public and private clouds.

Swisscom decided to use OpenStack as its core component for cloud virtualization orchestration. The company selected PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite, a highly distributed, software-based network virtualization platform designed for cloud operators and large-scale cloud environments. PLUMgrid Platform and IO Visor technology enables Swisscom to leverage existing physical infrastructure to build a secure multi-tenant virtual network with PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains and reduce the provisioning time from weeks to seconds

“Over the next few years we’ll migrate the majority of our IT applications and services to our cloud, and OpenStack is the core of our cloud virtualization orchestration,” said Lukas Fluri, Head of Cloud at Swisscom. “PLUMgrid delivers not only best-in-class technology that ensures a highly secure environment for our customers, but also, ease of use, integration with OpenStack, and the flexibility needed for today’s clouds.”

The partnership between PLUMgrid and Swisscom brings together two leaders in their industries to become more efficient and agile, while building a simple-to-deploy and easy-to-use platform for Swisscom’s new and future secure OpenStack cloud-based IT infrastructure and cloud services.

“Swisscom sets high standards of support, services and security for its customers,” said Awais Nemat, Co-Founder and CEO at PLUMgrid. “The industry’s most advanced, scalable, and high-capacity VNI, PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite allows Swisscom to quickly, easily and efficiently offer new services and give their customers greater security, performance, visibility, and control over their cloud infrastructure.”

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