PLUMgrid Includes Container Support in Latest SDN Suite

JEFFREY BURT |

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PLUMgrid is rolling out the newest version of its networking virtualization offerings that include support for the latest releases of the OpenStack cloud orchestration stack. The company on March 29 unveiled Open Networking Suite (ONS) 5.0, which supports the Kilo and Liberty releases of OpenStack for both service providers and enterprises. PLUMgrid offers software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) technologies for OpenStack-based cloud environments. Along with the Kilo and Liberty support, ONS 5.0 also comes with a range of new features designed to make it easier to deploy OpenStack clouds and more efficient to run them, according to company officials. With the latest ONS release, customers that are running virtual machines (VMs), containers and bare-metal architectures in their environments can use SDN overlays for micro-segmentation for multi-tenancy, traffic isolation and policy enforcement to make management easier. ONS 5.0 includes support for Docker containers, improved gateway integration with Cisco Systems' Nexus 9000 switches, IPv6, and PLUMgrid's new SmartLogs technology.

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