In response to organizations needing a simple and cost-effective method by which to interconnect their geographically diverse locations, share resources, enable workload mobility, and enhance their disaster recovery capabilities, Pluribus Networks has introduced the industry’s only software-defined and open Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution. Pluribus Open DCI empowers organizations with a data center with an easy-to-use, highly available solution that they can seamlessly insert into any existing network.
Leveraging state-of-the-art Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) technology, Open DCI is a tunnel deployment solution that allows organizations to extend their VLANs across any geographic boundary from a single point of management. Open DCI builds on Pluribus Networks’ fabric capabilities, treating all switches as part of the same logical management domain. Doing so radically simplifies the deployment, configuration, and connection of all data center sites and tunnels, making location transparent. In addition, the visibility inside Open DCI tunnels means that capacity planning and resource utilization studies are available at the touch of a button.
An open Data Center Interconnect Option stands in stark contrast with older approaches for DCI, which require significant investments in rigid, complex, proprietary hardware. Traditional options for interconnecting data centers are also hard to scale, complicated to deploy, and reliant on extensive configuration and support. The Pluribus approach simply stretches existing LAN Layer 2 domains across geographically dispersed locations at high speed over Layer 3 and is transport agnostic. And because Open DCI is a fully software-defined technology, it can address new requirements as they present themselves.
Pluribus Open Data Center Interconnect represents the company’s latest set of Fabric services delivered via its flagship Netvisor or Open Netvisor Linux (ONVL) platform on OCP and ONIE-compliant switching platforms, such as those from Dell and Edgecore Networks. Only with Pluribus Open DCI can you flexibly combine any number of data center locations into a single Layer 2 networking fabric that works with your existing infrastructure, provide a geographically transparent foundation to run modern applications such as converged infrastructure, VDI or Big Data, increase resource utilization by enabling high-performance workload mobility across data centers and conserve precious wide-area bandwidth through Pluribus Networks’ unique intelligent packet-forwarding.
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