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PLUMgrid, Edgecore Team Up for OpenStack Cloud Offering

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack clouds, today signed a reseller agreement with Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network products and solutions for enterprises and service providers. The agreement with the Taiwan-headquartered company deepens PLUMgrid's market penetration in Asia. Under terms of the contract, Edgecore will resell PLUMgrid's full SDN portfolio of solutions including its Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack, CloudApex SDN visualization and monitoring platform.

To accelerate OpenStack implementations, Edgecore offers expert personnel who have also been trained and certified by PLUMgrid University. Through its comprehensive curriculum on OpenStack networking, the University teaches mastery of SDN-based OpenStack clouds among network engineers and cloud architects. Edgecore is a professional networking solution provider with decades of experience and a strong emphasis on generating value for customers by offering a complete range of solutions to partners around the world.

"Partnering with Edgecore brings their extensive networking and integrated solutions experience to our joint clients in Asia," said PLUMgrid CEO Larry Lang. "Combining their expertise and knowledge of regional markets with our integrated ONS platform and SDN solutions dramatically advances OpenStack networking and delivers significant value to our enterprise and service provider clients."

With Edgecore's expertise across resell, consulting, and integrated solutions combined with the comprehensive PLUMgrid SDN portfolio, customers gain access to a powerful cloud solution with excellent services and support. PLUMgrid and Edgecore work together to address today's primary requirements for successful OpenStack deployments comprising:

Security: PLUMgrid secures OpenStack clouds by enabling Virtual Domains, which provides a unique approach to micro-segmentation and firewall service insertion technology.

Scale and Performance: PLUMgrid offers distributed and programmable data plane powered by IO Visor software for in-kernel forwarding and IO services.

Operations, Monitoring and Diagnostics: Critical for "operationalizing" OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid offers a broad portfolio of tools and exceptional customer support. PLUMgrid recently announced CloudApex, a real-time SDN visualization and monitoring platform to ease management.

"Edgecore chose to work with PLUMgrid because it is a proven, best-in-class SDN solution provider," said George Tchaparian, CEO at Edgecore Networks. "Its comprehensive, secure and scalable SDN portfolio and production OpenStack cloud deployments assure that we can jointly deliver a high level of satisfaction to our cloud and data center customers."

PlumGrid Inc.

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