Category Archives: Pluribus

Pluribus reduces its top-of-rack switch price by outsourcing hardware

Commodity pricing pressure is forcing changes in the top-of-rack switch market. Pluribus Networks, a networking startup that specializes in switches with an operating system that enables network virtualization, is the latest vendor to feel those effects. It will rely on a third-party integrator to manufacture its top-of-rack data center switches from now on. Merchant switch silicon from Broadcom and other chip makers have largely commoditized the top-of-rack switch market. Several startups have emerged with network operating systems designed to run on white box or bare-metal switches. Dell recently became the first OEM switch maker to open up its data center switches to third-party operating systems. Now, Pluribus has decided that selling and supporting software is more important than selling low-margin top-of-rack switches.

http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/news/2240223511/Pluribus-reduces-its-top-of-rack-switch-price-by-outsourcing-hardware

Pluribus Networks Brings the Server-Switch Paradigm Into the Broader Commercial Market at White-Box Economics

The Pluribus Freedom Server-Switch architecture developed over the last four years has been validated by the recent Facebook ‘Wedge’ announcement, which combines switching and compute into a modular and open top-of-rack form-factor platform. The Pluribus E-Series based on open off-the-shelf technologies while leveraging the Pluribus NetvisorTM network hypervisor is in fact the first broadly available server-switch in this new category of SDN platforms, unlocking the disruptive potential of new networking business models, while poised to adopt the OCP architecture in the future.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pluribus-networks-brings-the-server-switch-paradigm-into-the-broader-commercial-market-at-white-box-economics-2014-06-24