the leader in Virtual Network Infrastructure (VNI), today announced that
the PLUMgrid Platform will now be available in Japan, a key market for
network virtualization, through a partnership with leading ICT system
integrator NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation (NESIC).
NESIC will deliver PLUMgrid's software-only VNI solution to cloud
service providers and large enterprises building OpenStack and
VMware-based clouds, meeting their need for automating the delivery of
applications with the addition of self-service and on-demand virtual
"Japan is seeing rapid growth in cloud computing, yet cloud service
providers and enterprise cloud administrators are increasingly
challenged by manual configuration and management of physical network
infrastructures," said Takayuki Nakagawa, General Manager, NESIC.
"PLUMgrid provides a virtual network infrastructure that really meets
the needs and requirements of our customers. It greatly reduces
operation load and overall costs, and enhances service to the end-user.
In addition, with PLUMgrid's hardware-agnostic solution and open
architecture, NESIC can leverage our know-how in building networks from
Launched in June 2013, the PLUMgrid Platform is based on PLUMgrid's
unique IO Visor technology, a virtualized IO that enables the creation
of secure, on-demand programmable and multi-tenant networks, called
Virtual Domains. This new and unique capability allows businesses to
completely replicate the physical network infrastructure in a virtual
environment, and provision networks in minutes -- without requiring
investment in new hardware or changes to existing hardware
infrastructure. Other PLUMgrid Platform benefits include advanced
visibility and analytics, and integration with OpenStack.
"NESIC has a strong background in networking technologies and is
proactively bringing solutions to cloud builders in the region," said
Kash Iftikhar, Vice President of Sales and Business Development,
PLUMgrid. "Together with NESIC, PLUMgrid looks forward to fulfilling the
growing demand for network automation, which can only be fully met by an
open and programmable virtual network infrastructure like PLUMgrid."
About NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation
Established in Tokyo, Japan in 1953 as a builder of communication
network infrastructure, NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation
(TSE: 1973), is working to continuously expand its business realm and
increase shareholder value as a system integrator with its principal
business in network integration / support services and
telecommunications engineering. For more information, contact us at
+81-3-5463-7700, or visit www.nesic.co.jp/english/index.html.
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 TM, 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 U.S.
Venture Partners and Hummer Winblad. For more information on PLUMgrid
and the PLUMgrid Platform, visit www.plumgrid.com,
and follow us on Twitter @PLUMgrid.
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