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Pluribus Networks and Ericsson

The Ericsson Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) offering is a new generation of data center systems that is based upon Intel’s Rack Scale Design and powered by Pluribus Networks Netvisor® ONE operating system and the Unified Cloud Fabric™.

Software Defined Infrastructure – a foundation for NFVI, edge computing and distributed cloud

The open Ericsson Software Defined Infrastructure extends the business agility and operational efficiency of the cloud into the hardware layer of the Ericsson Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solution, increasing the scalability, elasticity and hardware utilization of the data center.

The Ericsson SDI system consists of a flexible and elastic hardware management solution across storage, compute and networking that extends the business agility and operational efficiency of the cloud into the hardware layer of the NFVI solution. The networking is powered by Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE network operating system and the Unified Cloud Fabric in the Ericsson system, which is a verified NFVI solution deployed by many of the world’s leading operators. Netvisor ONE was selected by Ericsson for SDI because of the unique distributed operating system, its ability to provide comprehensive network slicing and its support for rich network services, programmability and telemetry on a per-slice basis.


The NFVI solution enables operators to deploy virtual telecom, OSS, BSS, IT and media applications with speed while keeping total cost of ownership low. This cloud infrastructure solution is open and follows ETSI architectural principles. To get started quickly with cloud-based applications with low risk, Ericsson provides a proven and system-verified solution that is evolving to support edge computing and container management capabilities for distributed cloud. By May 2019 this solution was deployed in production in over 30 leading operators worldwide and in pre-qualification testing with another 30+.

Pluribus Networks: The Open Networking Fabric for Ericsson SDI/NFVi

Scales to meet any Interface or Density Requirements

Dell PowerEdge Switches deliver cost-effective, high-performance, reliable and highly scalable network switches at 10, 25, 100 and 400 Gigabit ethernet speeds costing as much as half of what you’d expect to pay for a legacy network switch.

Fabric for Simplified Cloud Network Operations

The SDN automation of the Unified Cloud Fabric enables NetOps teams to provision network services and security policies in seconds with a single ‘scope-fabric’ declarative command, bringing the agility of public cloud to the private cloud data center.

Provides Security Microsegmentation

Use VXLAN along with VLANs, Bridge Domains or VRFs to segment your network to slow and prevent lateral attacks inside the data center. Or take it a step further and combine your Dell PowerEdge Switches with NVIDIA DPUs for a next generation cloud data center architecture featuring application level microsegmentation and distributed security.

Comprehensive Visibility

FlowTracker is built into Netvisor ONE OS and the Unified Cloud Fabric, providing comprehensive telemetry of every flow and analytics to enhance performance monitoring and speed troubleshooting. KubeTracker™ supports the correlation of container-to-container E-W flows to network location and performance.

Backed By Dell Technologies Global Support

The combined Dell Technologies and Pluribus Unified Cloud Fabric solution is backed and supported globally by Dell Technologies to ensure your organization is fully supported from design through deployment and beyond to maximize value, reduce risk and ensure project success.

Start building your unified cloud network with Pluribus and Ericsson