Industry-Leading Companies Join PLUMgrid’s Virtual Network Infrastructure Ecosystem

Industry-Leading Companies Join PLUMgrid’s Virtual Network Infrastructure Ecosystem

Initial partners include providers of Layer 4-7 services, physical network infrastructure and cloud orchestration systems


June 25, 2013 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual Network Infrastructure (VNI) leader PLUMgrid today announced the PLUMgrid Technology Alliance, a partner ecosystem designed to provide all the complementary services around a robust enterprise-wide VNI deployment. Initial PLUMgrid Technology Alliance members, providing Layer 4-7 services, physical network infrastructure and cloud orchestration systems, include A10 Networks, Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Cumulus Networks, F5 Networks, Ixia, Mellanox Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, Silver Peak and Zerto.


Products and services available from PLUMgrid partners are an integral part of the PLUMgrid Platform, the disruptive VNI solution that saves time, increases productivity and reduces networking operational expense by delivering on-demand, automated and self-service networks. PLUMgrid today also announced the general availability of the PLUMgrid Platform.

The PLUMgrid Technology Alliance provides complete, fully integrated, end-to-end solutions for PLUMgrid Platform customers and meets their need for agile, robust, high-performance cloud data centers.

“We built the PLUMgrid Platform as an open, flexible, architecture enabling best-in-class third-party vendors to quickly deliver integrated solutions to our mutual customers,” said Pere Monclus, CTO, PLUMgrid. “We are committed to the success of our technology alliance partners on the platform, and to meeting the diverse needs of data centers seeking to reduce costs and deliver differentiated business services through automation.”

PLUMgrid Technology Alliance Partner Quotes:

A10 Networks

“We are excited to work closely with PLUMgrid, the leader in virtual network infrastructure, 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 PLUMgrid’s platform, reducing overall operational costs, time to market and improving business efficiency.” – Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks

Arista Networks

“PLUMgrid's disruptive product offering coupled with Arista’s Extensible OS (EOS) and industry-leading Software Defined Cloud Networking architecture enables our joint customers to create innovative and differentiated service offerings. On top of that, the advanced monitoring such as Arista's DANZ and operational toolset available across both solutions makes it easy to deploy and operate at cloud scale.” – Ed Chapman, Vice President, Business Development and Alliances, Arista Networks


“Broadcom’s StrataXGS® devices help datacenters 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


“To fully realize the benefits of a cloud data center, customers need feature-rich 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 delivers best-in-class of both physical and virtual network infrastructure.” – Rajneesh Gaur, General Manager, Accelerator & Adapter Group, Cavium

Check Point Software Technologies

“We are excited to partner with PLUMgrid. Our industry leading security gateways will protect PLUMgrid’s multi-tenant 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, Products, Check Point Software Technologies

Cumulus Networks

“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 match the requirements for PLUMgrid's breakthrough Virtual Network Infrastructure products.” – Nolan Leake, Co-founder and CTO, Cumulus 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 BIG-IP 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, Business Development, F5 Networks


“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


“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 the PLUMgrid Platform, 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

Palo Alto Networks

“The Palo Alto Networks and PLUMgrid joint Virtual Network Infrastructure solution delivers a highly efficient security and operational model, enabling enterprise customers to realize the benefits of the cloud. PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains concept 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

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


“The Zerto and PLUMgrid partnership brings the most comprehensive disaster recovery solution to PLUMgrid customers. The ability to seamlessly migrate applications from one data center to another, with no significant impact to users is critical for businesses. PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains allows on-demand migration of the entire network needed by these applications. Because Zerto Virtual Replication is a hypervisor-based replication solution, customers gain simple, enterprise-class disaster recovery.” –Gil Levonai, Vice President, Products and Marketing, Zerto

For more information on the PLUMgrid Technology Alliance Program, go to or call +1 408.800.7586.

About PLUMgrid

PLUMgrid makes networks as simple as a click. PLUMgrid is reinventing networking with virtual network infrastructure, a software-based, virtual parallel to the traditional physical network infrastructure. The PLUMgrid Platform, featuring the unique IO Visor™, brings automation to the data center, resulting in dramatic reductions in operating expense and the unlocking of significant new business value. Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and funded by US Venture Partners and Hummer Winblad. For more information on PLUMgrid and the PLUMgrid Platform, visit and follow us on Twitter @PLUMgrid.