Pluribus recharges, expands software-defined network platform


Looking to simplify what it calls the complexity associated with current Software Defined Networking controllers and proprietary protocols that require significant changes to customer network architecture and operations, Pluribus has refreshed and expanded its own SDN offering to address those challenges.

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Customers looking to SDN to change and improve legacy network constraints have found many times that the SDN implementation has been nothing short of complex, and includes its own hardware-bound problems, said Steven Shalita, vice president of marketing and business development at Pluribus Networks.

Some of the earlier SDN products were based on Open Switches, while older vendors took a proprietary ASIC-based approach with proprietary protocols that limited the deployments. But the one thing they all had in common is that they required a controller which limited SDN success.

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