Pluribus provides a data center network fabric solution that radically simplifies operations, lowers costs and delivers unprecedented agility and availability to support a cloud operating model with on-prem performance and control. Built on a foundation of open networking, our Linux-based Netvisor ONE operating system software runs on high performance Pluribus Freedom Series switches or white box switches from our strategic partners. The Netvisor ONE OS powers the Adaptive Cloud Fabric controllerless software-defined networking (SDN) fabric automation software, which incorporates network automation, virtualization, segmentation and visibility in an easy-to-use networking solution that works right out of the box with dramatically lower TCO.
The Pluribus Netvisor OS is architected to fully leverage the power and benefits of today’s Open Networking Hardware and runs on a wide-range of Open Compute Project (OCP) and Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) hardware-compliant Open Network switches. Combining Open Networking Hardware and the Pluribus Netvisor ONE software enables organizations to achieve the best combinations of software and hardware to scale-out networks and provide the future-ready foundation for next generation data center architectures.
Netvisor is a virtualized Network Operating System (NOS) that provides a best-in-class layer 2 and layer 3 networking foundation, distributed fabric intelligence and virtualizes the switch hardware, similar to how VMware® virtualizes a bare metal server. Switch virtualization decouples network resources from the underlying hardware to create multiple network containers on a single device that can be dynamically allocated. A single switch can instantiate multiple network containers, each with their own virtualized router, to support granular east/west and north/south network segmentation, strict multi-tenant services and the integration of virtualized network services and functions.
Wire Once and Never Re-Cable
A significant amount of lab testing time is spent planning and re-cabling the Layer 1 physical topology before any testing even occurs. Plus, the process of monitoring the health of your infrastructure and troubleshooting connectivity issues can be cumbersome. Not to mention expensive lab equipment like signal generators can be underutilized, and lab setup can be prone to human error. With Pluribus VirtualWire for lab automation solutions, you can quickly build new topologies in software in a matter of minutes with visibility and troubleshooting built-in, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional Layer 1 matrix switches.
- After initial wiring, Pluribus Virtual Wire acts as a virtual patch panel
- Scalability – add switches in the Virtual Wire fabric as needed
- Efficient sharing of expensive test tools (e.g. traffic generators), which can be dynamically moved across test environments with a software command.
- Save cable configuration for future re-use
- Fabric-wide flow, packet, link-layer visibility to accelerate troubleshooting of physical layer issues as well as applications
- Significant CapEx savings versus traditional Layer 1 switches: 1/10th the cost!
- Highly programmable – CLI, Python, RESTful API and C-based APIs facilitate rapid development
- Media conversion copper<>fiber
- Virtual Wire 1:1 and 1:n port association
- Transparency to Ethernet frame and L2 protocols (CRC, Error frame, LLDP, FEX, Instant Access etc)
- Media/Speed conversion with low latency
- Link status tracking across Virtual Wire fabric
- Fabric management can be done via single switch via CLI and/or API
- Time Machine to replay TCP flows
- Hardware-based packet filtering, packet capture in PCAP format and packet analysis with VCFcenter
- sFlow, IPFIX support