Pluribus Networks now supports DELL EMC open networking switches; extends distributed fabric intelligence from data center to network edge

Pluribus Networks released on Wednesday Netvisor ONE 3.1 with support for additional Dell EMC Open Networking switches, enabling new interface speeds, greater intelligence and the extension of its unique software-defined network fabric architecture from the data center to the network edge. This brings the total number of Dell EMC Open Networking switches supported by Pluribus Networks to nine.

Netvisor ONE is Pluribus Networks’ deployment-proven third-generation Open Networking OS that delivers advanced networking services to power the next-generation, agile and programmable software-defined network. Netvisor ONE virtualizes the network and powers the Adaptive Cloud Fabric architecture to build a holistic, distributed network that provides single-network OS to challenge Arista and Cisco.

Building on the previous Netvisor ONE Network Operating System (OS) integrations with the widely-deployed Dell EMC Z- and S-Series switches, Pluribus has added support for the Dell EMC S4148F-ON, S4148T-ON, S4128F-ON, S4128T-ON, and S5048F-ON models.

These high-performance Open Networking switches, designed for enterprise and service provider data center and network edge deployments, deliver increased capacity and support for 25 GbE and 100 GbE interfaces to meet the increasing demands of virtualized and multi-cloud operations.

“Our strategy is providing customers with choice for accelerating adoption of disaggregated network solutions that support their next-generation networking requirements,” said John Hultman, vice president for global sales, Dell EMC Networking & Solutions. “The Pluribus Netvisor ONE OS brings a unique set of differentiated capabilities to Dell EMC customers with a simple, controllerless SDN fabric architecture for scalable, distributed, multi-location deployments.”

Networking disaggregation is changing the way networks are built and enable organizations to break free from the closed legacy networking model to take advantage of open technologies and challenge incumbent vendors. The transformational Open Networking model is predicated on a combination of a strong hardware foundation with a robust networking OS to build next-generation networking systems.

In this new architectural model, the network operating system software matters as it is the critical enabler of rich new services and capabilities that enable IT transformation.

Simple to deploy and interoperable with existing networks to support brownfield deployments, the Adaptive Cloud Fabric operates without a controller to deliver a more dynamic, resilient, and elastic network that adapts to change and streamlines operations to optimize service delivery, improve efficiency and lower operational costs.

Intrinsic automation, API-driven programmability and deep integrations with VMware vCenter enable integrated end-to-end management and provisioning from compute and storage in the data center to the network edge.

“As organizations are transforming their networks to support next-generation multi-cloud architectures, the operational value and economic benefits of disaggregated Open Networking strategies have become increasingly compelling,” said Steven Shalita, vice president, marketing and business development for Pluribus Networks. “As Dell EMC continues to lead the global adoption of Open Networking, we are proud that our combined solution enables our joint customers to build scalable, automated, and distributed networks that improve business agility, efficiency and operational simplicity, challenging the legacy incumbents.”

The Pluribus Netvisor ONE OS version 3.1 with support for the Dell EMC Open Networking hardware is now available for immediate deployment globally through Dell EMC and its channel partners.


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