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Huawei, PLUMgrid Automate OpenStack for SDN, NFV

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- PLUMgrid, a leading innovator in virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, is partnering with leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider Huawei to upstream open source automation software to StackForge that self-installs PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) through Huawei Compass, enabling simplified deployment of OpenStack for SDN and NFV.

PLUMgrid and Huawei partnered to deliver fully integrated and automated installation of PLUMgrid ONS through Compass. Streamlining OpenStack compute, storage and networking deployment is critical to the success of enterprises and service providers. Automated “zero touch” software installations not only expedite time to production but also significantly improve operational efficiency by minimizing manual intervention and eliminating configuration errors.

Compass, an open source project contributed by Huawei, provides deployment-as-a-service for bare metal machines. Supporting Huawei and third-party data center hardware, Compass offers topology-aware OpenStack service deployment that eases the configuration and management of physical and virtual network elements. With an intuitive graphical interface for user navigation, Compass also includes a set of RESTful APIs for operators to discover, configure and manage hardware and software-based resources to stand up OpenStack clouds.

With automated installation for PLUMgrid ONS, operators using Compass can quickly gain the benefits of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure. PLUMgrid ONS provides private Virtual Domains that act as network containers, separating tenant traffic for security and policy enforcements. Each Virtual Domain runs a set of virtual network functions (VNFs), customized and configured through service chaining to meet the needs of each tenant or application.

Through the partnership and the resulting software available to the open source and user communities, operators will benefit by being able to leverage Compass and PLUMgrid ONS immediately to accelerate the deployment of scalable OpenStack cloud infrastructures.

PlumGrid Inc.

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