Pluribus has released the next iteration of its network virtualization software, Netvisor 2.2, as well as results from the Securities Technologies Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark associated with one of its financial services customers, Lucera.
Lucera said in a statement that the Pluribus’ F64 platform, an open Software Defined Networking (SDN) server-switch, is the “backbone” of its network and has set new scores in five of 17 STAC M3 benchmarks. Lucera is building a high-performance financial services network based on open SDN technologies.
“The STAC test is very important to us and our customer base as it continues to prove that you can have high performance compute on-demand,” said Jacob Loveless, CEO of Lucera.
Pluribus’ latest Netvisor update supports both Intel and Broadcom switching, as well as a number of new programming interfaces and network management features.
Want to know what kind of features that are in Netvisor 2.2? Deep breath — this is for pure network geeks only. Netvisor 2.2 adds the following:
- vflow programmability with ‘C’ and Java APIs
- Virtual Link Aggregation Groups
- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
- Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
- vPort, the capability to track port attributes across the switch fabric over a specified time range
- Capability to visualize fabric services via the Pluribus vManage GUI.
- OpenStack extensions
- Horizon-based NPU-based Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for tenant networks and vFlows.
Whew. Told you that was a mouthful. If you need a summary in layperson terms, basically Pluribus is working on integrating many open protocols and features to enable customers to more easily program and control application flows in a cluster of switches.
The full details are in this press release.