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Pluribus named a Futuriom 40 Cloud Infrastructure and Communications Company

Scott Raynovich and the team at Futuriom have compiled their list of private companies that are making waves in cloud infrastructure. Futuriom knows this landscape and the customer trends thoroughly and recognizes companies that are innovating to stay ahead of the market, and delivering what customers need to achieve an agile cloud operating model across all of their distributed cloud locations.

2022 Futuriom 40 - Pluribus Networks is a Cloud Market LeaderPluribus is humbled and grateful to be named to the 2022 Futuriom 40, joining a group of companies that are all doing remarkable things in the cloud. As Scott points out in the report and in this Forbes article, the market for cloud technology innovation will remain strong, as “…in many cases, traditional enterprise networking architectures aren’t useful for connecting to the cloud applications and platforms.” Pluribus is dedicated to simplifying cloud networking as organizations grapple with the new realities of the distributed cloud.

Of the top trends in the report, one of them is focused on networking across distributed clouds. Futuriom describes it as follows:

Distributed Cloud Infrastructure: Networking and connectivity platforms need to be engineered to connect cloud resources ranging from the edge to the public cloud. This has computer, networking, and storage elements, Continue reading

Is SONiC Right for Your Data Center and Private Cloud Network?

Many data center operators are interested in bringing the benefits of hyperscaler technologies to on-prem data centers. One of these technologies is SONiC, an open source network operating system that is being advanced under the auspices of the Open Compute Project (OCP). There are a number of questions that enterprises, communication service providers and tier 2 cloud service providers need to ask themselves to understand if SONiC is a good choice for their on-prem data center and private cloud networks.

What is SONiC?

SONiC, which stands for “Software for Open Networking in the Cloud,” is a network operating system originally designed by Microsoft for their data center networks. Microsoft was frustrated with the overly complex operating systems provided by vendors like Cisco, Juniper and Arista that included many features that Microsoft simply did not need for their Azure cloud network. Thus, SONiC was built by Microsoft in a completely modular way based on running networking functions in containers so components could be added or removed as a mechanism to build a lean, optimized OS that only contained the essential features to run the Microsoft Azure cloud network. They also developed the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) with a goal of enabling Continue reading