In Other’s Words

Here is what others are saying about PLUMgrid’s breakthrough product and technology.


“PLUMgrid and NESIC have helped NTT SmartConnect build an agile and scalable virtual network infrastructure to enable our growing customer base to stream more media content to their end users.”

Yoshitaka Inoue, Senior Manager, Cloud Solutions NTT SmartConnect


“Interactive Intelligence is able to onboard new customers much faster with PLUMgrid ONS by automating network provisioning with a single click.”

Alex Smelik
CaaS, Chief Architect, Interactive Intelligence.


“The PLUMgrid Platform has been deployed and tested at our Palo Alto Foundry after being one of the top presentations at a Fast Pitch earlier this year,” said Abhi Ingle, Vice President of Ecosystem and Innovation at AT&T. “The technology has important implications for cloud operators as they seek to deliver cost-optimized and differentiated services.”

Abhi Ingle
Vice President of Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T.


“PLUMgrid helped Swisscom build competitive cloud solutions by providing right virtual networking solution and integrating it with other ecosystem partners.”

Orlando Beiner
Head of Cloud Infrastructure, Swisscom


“At Midwest Data Center, we are focused on offering Business Continuity and Managed IT solutions for our customers. For our next generation OpenStack based cloud service, we chose the PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack to provide a scalable and reliable multi-tenant networking service. We needed a forward looking cloud networking solution that could seamlessly integrate with OpenStack while upgrading our production cloud’s security and high availability. PLUMgrid offered a solution we could not find through any other vendor.”

Troy Cook
Chief Technology Officer, Midwest Data Center, Inc.

“Cavium is a leading provider of multicore processors for intelligent networking and wireless communications. We provide our customers with software and solutions that require us to replicate hundreds of different network topologies in our software lab. With the PLUMgrid Platform, we can create network environments to test our solutions under various scenarios in a quick and cost effective way.”

Imran Badr
Vice President, Software Engineering, Cavium

“PLUMgrid provides the architectural foundation that fills the key gap in creating a true cloud data center. They are correctly rethinking networking and its application in the era of virtualization.”

Jeremy Stinson
VP of Networking Operations at MeetMe


“Oppenheimer is optimizing its enterprise data center infrastructure to substantially minimize IT operational and capital expenses by virtualizing and automating the provisioning of the infrastructure. PLUMgrid understands the challenges of today’s IT organization, and delivers on-demand services, agility and centralized administration to help us achieve our IT vision.”

Henry Jiang
Executive Director Network and Global Technology, Oppenheimer & Co

“At RFA, our clients depend on us to provide secure and reliable cloud technology solutions. With the PLUMgrid Platform, RFA can create virtual multi-tenant networks and provide our clients with the ability to customize their hosted solutions quickly and easily, whenever changes are needed.”

Grigoriy Milis
Chief Technology Officer, Richard Fleischman and Associates


“Much of the discussion around cloud computing today is focused on finding ways to deploy cloud environments faster, and cloud operators know networking is slowing it down. Today, PLUMgrid’s open software solution helps to remove networking pains, allows for a faster deployment of OpenStack clouds, and enables customers to maintain scale, performance and security.”

Bob Laliberte
Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

“Many enterprises adopting private cloud, as well as service providers offering public cloud, have a genuine need for network infrastructure that is closely aligned with the performance, scalability, security and automation requirements that cloud demands. These customers also have operational models that are different from those of traditional enterprises with more conventional client-server workloads. PLUMgrid is focused exclusively on this cloud opportunity, correctly perceiving that cloud implies a set of requirements that traditional approaches to networking, architectural and operational, were not designed to solve.”

Brad Casemore
Director of Research for Datacenter Networks at IDC

“PLUMgrid is delivering security, scale and performance for OpenStack Networking. The PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack promises to simplify building and operating cloud infrastructure by delivering virtualized network services at scale to solve cloud networking issues in the modern data center.”

Nick Lippis
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Open Networking User Group

Red Hat

“We are pleased that PLUMgrid’s newest release is fully certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, giving our mutual customers confidence in a certified and supported solution. As Red Hat’s OpenStack offerings advance, we are happy to work with innovative companies such as PLUMgrid to offer a broad set of solutions to our customers.”

Mike Werner
Senior Director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat


“PLUMgrid certification of ONS v2 on SUSE Cloud gives enterprise customers who want the most complete distribution of OpenStack a new choice in software-only networking that simplifies deployment and supports containers. SUSE is excited to partner with key members of the OpenStack ecosystem, like PLUMgrid, who expand the enterprise capabilities of SUSE Cloud and speed the delivery of cloud services.”

Pete Chadwick
Senior Product Manager, Cloud, for SUSE


“As OpenStack adoption gains increased momentum among service providers and data centers, our partnership with PLUMgrid helps customers to succeed in scaling out OpenStack clouds and simplifying operations,” said Boris Renski, EVP and Co-Founder of Mirantis. “PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack, which helps cloud operators scale with advanced, on-demand network services, is perfectly aligned with our goal to support the growing demand for OpenStack solutions and services.

Boris Renski
EVP and Co-Founder, Mirantis


“Ubuntu OpenStack, the most broadly adopted OpenStack Distribution delivered with Support and Services, now will include and support the PLUMgrid ONS Plugin for OpenStack, delivering Ubuntu OpenStack­ based clouds with a complete virtual network infrastructure solution that meets the scale­ out needs of carriers, service providers and enterprise.”

Kyle MacDonald
Vice President, Cloud and Ubuntu OpenStack, Canonical

Palo Alto

“The Palo Alto Networks and PLUMgrid joint solution delivers a highly efficient security and operational model, enabling enterprise customers to realize the benefits of the cloud. PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains makes it simple for users to seamlessly apply our next­ generation firewall functionality consistently across their physical and virtual network infrastructure.”

Chad Kinzelberg
Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks


“We are excited to partner with PLUMgrid. Our industry leading security gateways will protect PLUMgrid’s multi­tenant Virtual Domains from the latest threats. Together, we are delivering a complete and fully secured virtual network solution that brings new levels of automation, efficiency, and security to cloud environments.”

Dorit Dor
Vice President of Products, Check Point Software Technologies

A10 Networks

“We are excited to work closely with PLUMgrid, a leader in virtual networking solutions to deliver highly reliable, scalable and secure virtual domains for customers transitioning to cloud infrastructures. The SoftAX virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC) enables customers to deploy advanced services within the PLUMgrid Platform, reducing overall operational costs, time to market and improving business efficiency.” ­

Raj Jalan
CTO at A10 Networks

F5 Networks

“Cloud data centers require on­ demand, agile, and easy­ to ­use Virtual Network Infrastructure to fully realize the operational benefits of the cloud. F5 BIG­IP solutions, when coupled with PLUMgrid, deliver a comprehensive solution for VNI with a complete set of network services. Additionally, customers can choose best­ of­ class, specialized services from F5 Networks, including performance and security.”

Phil de la Motte
Director of Business Development, F5 Networks

Silver peak

“Today’s virtualized data center requires a new paradigm in provisioning elastic network services. Silver Peak is the leader in delivering software­ based WAN optimization. We are excited to partner with PLUMgrid, working toward a radically simplified and rapid network service provisioning solution.”

Damon Ennis
Vice President, Product Management, Silver Peak.


“Modern data centers require simple, scalable and affordable physical networks to accommodate the new breed of complex applications and innovative virtual network technologies. Cumulus Linux allows customers to build those large scale networks that complement PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack.”

Nolan Leake
Co­founder and CTO, Cumulus Networks.

Cavium Networks

“To fully realize the benefits of a cloud data center, customers need feature­rich and scalable virtual network infrastructure with reliable high performance physical network Infrastructure. Cavium’s LiquidIO Server Adapters provide a proven, high performance and flexible platform for deploying feature rich networking virtualization applications for cloud data centers. PLUMgrid’s software running on LiquidIO™ Server Adapters deliver best ­in ­class of both physical and virtual network infrastructure.”

Rajneesh Gaur
GM of Accelerator & Adapter Group, Cavium


“Broadcom’s StrataXGS® devices help data centers improve application performance, agility and asset utilization by delivering high performance connectivity, enabling workload mobility and network automation. We are pleased PLUMgrid has chosen our platform for its virtual network infrastructure solution. Broadcom’s silicon leadership, comprehensive SDK and SDN API capabilities are ideally suited for open SDN innovations.”

Sujal Das
Director, Product Marketing, Core Switch, Broadcom


“Together, Mellanox and PLUMgrid enable a virtual network infrastructure that delivers a scalable, secure, and virtualized network platform. “The combination of Mellanox’s high­ performance, low­ latency interconnect solutions, and PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack, allows IT organizations to rapidly deploy efficient and cost ­effective public and private clouds. The joint solution provides network isolation, visibility, agility, automation, and self­ service application management, and enables CIOs to quickly and efficiently deliver services to meet today’s business needs.” ­

Eli Karpilovski
Senior Manager, Cloud Market Development, Mellanox Technologies


“Ixia’s IxVM solution coupled with the PLUMgrid Platform is an expansive offering that quickly and easily validates, assesses and deploys virtual network infrastructure at varying degrees of performance and scale. Using the PLUMgrid Platform, customers can easily deploy new feature­ rich network topologies with one click. Ixia’s IxVM platform brings the tools and technology needed to emulate the complex scenarios required to validate the performance of and provide visibility into the effectiveness of such virtualized network functions.”

Deepesh Arora
Senior Director of Product Management, Ixia