To address enterprises’ growing data center networking needs, Pluribus Networks will now support five additional Edgecore Networks switches on its modular network operating system. Previously, Pluribus only supported two Edgecore switches. The two companies have been working together since 2016.
Data center infrastructure is transitioning from 10GbE to 25GbE connections from the server to the top-of-rack switch, along with 100GbE uplinks to the spine, to meet the growing application and bandwidth requirements. The five additional Edgecore white box switch models will help customers to meet these requirements, particularly for single-site and multi-site data center and private cloud networks.
Under the partnership, Pluribus runs its modular network operating system, Netvisor One, and its cloud fabric on the Edgecore white box switches.
Netvisor One is a Linux-based, virtualized operating system that relies on open networking standards to enable integration of software-defined platforms with traditional networking platforms. The operating system enables network slicing on north-south and east-west traffic, which will be useful in enabling a 5G and IoT use cases.
The cloud fabric uses an SDN architecture that makes a large number of switches appear as one switch, without using an external SDN controller. This enables the Pluribus fabric to span and unify an enterprise’s data centers, even when geographically dispersed, to give visibility into network traffic and offer additional networking services.
The five additional switches are all available as top-of-rack switches that are optimized for high-performance, availability, and network-scaling needs in enterprise and cloud data centers.
Pluribus will add support to two additional top-of-rack Edgecore switches in February 2019.