PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pluribus Networks, the company that brings hyper-convergence to software-defined networking (SDN) through the industry’s most programmable, open-source based operating system, Netvisor® (nvOS), announced today its participation in the Internet2 Global Summit, taking place April 26-30, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Internet2 is a non-profit community comprised of 252 U.S. universities and more than 65 national research and education networks representing more than 100 countries. The global summit brings together CIOs and other leaders from organizations around the world in a conversation with thought leaders, decision makers, technologists and end-users.
With the rise of virtualization, BYOD and the Internet of Things, the need for highly granular visibility and control over the network has risen as well. With potential threats coming not only from outside the network, but also inside the network, organizations running sophisticated education and research networks need the ability to see traffic and flows in the network while also having the ability to take actions to block unwanted traffic while protecting needed applications and ensuring QoS.
Exhibiting in Booth 1 at the Internet2 Global Summit, Pluribus Networks is showing a variety of capabilities allowing network administrators to effectively cope with these challenges, including:
- Network virtualization and segmentation, allowing services such as student, faculty, funded research, and physical security traffic to be securely delivered over the same infrastructure
- Sophisticated network analytics built into the Pluribus Netvisor platform, allowing even brownfield network operators deep visibility into network usage and trends without the need for expensive external TAPs or additional analytics networks
- Integration with third-party security and content delivery systems enabling a variety of capabilities, including effective response to DCMA take down notices
- Intuitive, easy-to-use network management capabilities enabled by Pluribus Networks Netvisor cluster fabric technology, providing network wide single point of management and vManage GUI-based management
“We are thrilled to be back at Internet2. In listening to customers in higher education, we find that ease of use, single point of management and the ability to monitor and secure the entire network are all key requirements in this space. I think that our demos, built in a realistic simulation of an .edu network, illustrate some of the ways in which Pluribus can help universities and other organizations deal with security, network visibility, mobility, BYOD and other challenges that many campus IT administrators are grappling with today,” said Bob Layton, Pluribus Networks vice president of North America sales and channels. Layton will be part of the team representing Pluribus at the show.
About Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks delivers software-defined networking as an open application platform for today’s data centers. The company’s flagship product, Netvisor®, is the industry’s first distributed network hypervisor operating system, converging compute, network, storage and virtualization with an open, programmable approach. Our customers realize tangible and immediate business benefits while protecting their existing network investments. For more information, visit www.pluribusnetworks.com or go to www.twitter.com/pluribusnet.
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks, 85 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.