Open Network Platforms
New levels of innovation and efficiency with open networking hardware.
Open networking choice, unified network simplicity
Leveraging the principles of hyperscaler disaggregation, Pluribus Netvisor ONE and the Unified Cloud Fabric run on a wide range of open hardware platforms. Whether you choose Pluribus Freedom Series switches or open networking switches or open DPUs from our partners, Pluribus unifies your data center cloud network with a common OS and common network operations model across all hardware platforms.
Similar to how server disaggregation has evolved and delivered tremendous cost efficiencies and software and hardware innovation, open networking switches disaggregate the hardware and software layers of traditional, vertically integrated switching platforms. With millions of bare metal switches per year consumed by hyperscalers, these open networking switches are based on standardized merchant silicon and boast high volume production to achieve cost efficiencies, while also enabling independent software and hardware innovation. As a result, cloud operators now have a choice of both open, standards-based, bare-metal hardware and open software, including the Netvisor® ONE OS and the Unified Cloud Fabric software. Open networking principles enable organizations to assemble the best combination of networking hardware and software to meet their specific deployment requirements, while increasing flexibility, and reducing acquisition and operational costs.
Pluribus Freedom Series Switches
The Pluribus Freedom™ 9000 Series network switches deliver the best of both worlds. These open networking switches support the principles of disaggregation but are shipped pre-configured with the Pluribus Netvisor® ONE OS. This pre-integration reduces the workload for the network operations team and also provides a single point of support for both hardware and software. For a full list of switch models please visit the Freedom Series web page.
Open Networking Switches
In addition to the Freedom Series open networking switches, the Pluribus Netvisor® ONE OS and the Unified Cloud Fabric software runs on a wide-range of Open Compute Project (OCP) and Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) compliant network switches. These switches, from partners like Dell and Edgecore, provide cost effective, high density and high performance switching solutions at 10, 25, 100 and 400 GbE in 1RU or 2RU form factors. For a list of all supported switches, please see the Pluribus Netvisor ONE Data Sheet
In addition to the bare metal switching platforms, the Pluribus Netvisor® ONE OS and the Unified Cloud Fabric software also extend to run on open data processing units, such as the NVIDIA BlueField DPU. With a common OS across switches and DPUs cloud operators can achieve a Unified Cloud Networking operating model. The open DPUs support host based networking for microsegmentation, distributed firewall and pervasive visibility. The dedicated hardware acceleration in the DPUs offloads the primary host CPUs and can save upwards of 30% of host CPU cycles. This approach also provides a clean demarc between the NetOps and DevOps team and supports high performance networking at 10, 25 and 100 GbE.