Metro Networking Solutions

Break free from MPLS and accelerate metro Ethernet services for the cloud era

Pluribus Metro Networking solutions enable network operators to break free from legacy MPLS routing cost, complexity and lock-in, and accelerate metro services with a software-defined metro network architecture. Building on high-performance, disaggregated networking platforms with a software-defined service delivery overlay, Pluribus Metro Networking offers carrier-grade resilience with high performance and high agility while reducing both capex and opex costs. Pluribus Metro Networking solutions enable a wide range of service providers and enterprises, whether building a multi-service converged metro core or adding a virtual services overlay to an existing network. Pluribus metro networks can leverage any existing transport network architecture or topology to enable fully software-defined, agile service delivery that moves at cloud speed.

Services enabled by Pluribus Metro Networking

Carrier Ethernet services

Deliver Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliant Ethernet services, including point-to-point E-Line and multi-point E-LAN and E-Tree, for commercial and wholesale customers.

Cloud Interconnect Services

Enable enterprise hybrid multi-cloud strategies with dynamic software-defined cloud interconnection to public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and other cloud-based services.

Enterprise WAN/VPN

Deliver secure multi-tenant layer 3 VPN services for enterprise-wide area networks (WANs) without traditional MPLS infrastructure.

Consumer Triple Play Aggregation

Aggregate traffic from any access networks to support high-performance broadband Internet and streaming video.

Value-added Managed Services

A fully software-defined Pluribus metro network fabric provides a strong foundation for building value-added managed services, such as storage-as-a-service for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) or managed security services.

Software-defined Metro Network Architecture

Pluribus metro networking solutions are built on a foundation of disaggregated, open networking Ethernet switches running the Pluribus Netvisor ONE Operating System and the Unified Cloud Fabric, a carrier-grade controllerless SDN fabric that has been deployed and proven in over one hundred tier 1 mobile operator networks. The Unified Cloud Fabric enables network operators to build a high-performance, scalable layer 3 underlay network without requiring expensive MPLS routers, or to use any existing network infrastructure without needing to rip-and-replace or redesign the network. In either case, the Unified Cloud Fabric creates a completely automated, software defined VXLAN overlay network that supports the wide range of services listed above.

Advantages & Benefits

Pluribus Metro Networking Advantages Benefits
✓ Virtualized services overlay architecture abstracts services from underlying infrastructure Simplify service provisioning and operations by eliminating the need to provision services in every network node
✓ Virtualized services overlay can be deployed over any existing IP or transport network and any topology Deliver new Ethernet, VPN and cloud interconnect services without large upfront capex investment or requirement to rip and replace
✓ Controllerless SDN automation enables completely software-defined service provisioning with a single action Accelerate new service delivery and time to revenue while reducing operations cost and complexity
✓ Choice of open disaggregated switching platforms based on commodity silicon with VXLAN hardware acceleration Break free from MPLS cost, complexity and vendor lock-in without compromising on performance or resilience

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