PLUMgrid, Rackspace Come Together to Deliver Integrated OpenStack Private Cloud Solution


PLUMgrid, an innovator of virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, has unveiled a new solution based on the integration of PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) and Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack.

Rackspace Private Cloud delivers a scalable, production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack and backed by an industry-leading SLA. It can be deployed in a customer or Rackspace data center, is managed by Rackspace OpenStack experts, and is backed with Fanatical Support. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack gives customers all the power of the cloud without the pain of running it, so they can focus on their core business.

PLUMgrid ONS is the most widely supported SDN by OpenStack distributions, enabling overlay networking solutions with comprehensive L2 to L4 functions, high availability, NAT, security groups, policies, DHCP, DNS, encryption and operational tools. Built on PLUMgrid Platform® and IO Visor® technology, the software suite lets users create private Virtual Domains to provide isolation, security and policy enforcement across tenants.

With PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite, Rackspace Private Cloud users gain secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure designed for production-scale OpenStack clouds. Automated via Ansible playbooks, PLUMgrid ONS can be deployed rapidly, and users can leverage Rackspace powerful private cloud solution including a broad portfolio of OpenStack services, optional DevOps services, built-in automation, and an industry-leading 99.99 percent OpenStack API uptime guarantee.

“Our customers expect a stable and scalable, production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack,” said Darrin Hanson, vice president and general manager of Rackspace Private Cloud business. “Our relationship with PLUMgrid will give those who rely on Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack a new and powerful option for SDN deployment.“

“Rackspace is well known in the industry as the #1 managed cloud solution provider with exceptional customer service,” said Awais Nemat, CEO of PLUMgrid. “We are excited to work with Rackspace and offer a joint solution through the integration of PLUMgrid ONS with Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack.”