PLUMgrid Named to CRN Data Center 100

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Annual list recognizes technology vendors that power, support and protect today’s data centers through channel partners.


PLUMgrid is honored to receive the CRN 100 award, as it testifies to our success in offering our customers secure virtual networking technology for high-performance OpenStack-powered cloud deployments.

PLUMgrid, a leading innovator of virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack® clouds, today announced that it has been recognized in The Channel Company’s annual CRN Data Center 100 list, featuring technology vendors whose solutions are vital to today’s data centers. Selected by the CRN editorial staff after months of in-depth research and nominations from solution providers, each vendor on the Data Center 100 list is recognized for providing channel partners with an opportunity to grow their business by offering cutting-edge products and services to their customers.

The companies included in CRN’s Data Center 100 list were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including the types of technology and services they make available to partners as well as their overall impact on the market and the channel. This year’s list honors vendors in five data center technology categories: Infrastructure Providers, Tool Providers, Virtualization Vendors, Service Providers, and Designers and Builders.

As a recognized Virtualization vendor, PLUMgrid offers comprehensive virtual networking solutions that scale, secure, and simplify the modern data center for cloud based applications and services. The PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack, featuring private Virtual Domains™ for multi-tenancy, is a distributed software suite that enables enterprises and service providers to deploy network services seamlessly across virtual machines, containers, and bare metal environment. Partnering with leading OpenStack distros, PLUMgrid interoperates with common installers and accelerates cloud service provisioning for any workload, application, and service.

“The Data Center 100 list focuses on the contributions of those vendors whose technologies enable the channel partner community to strategically and profitably drive greater innovation, efficiency and productivity in the data center,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “At the helm of these leading-edge companies are forward-thinking executives who are envisioning and architecting the data centers of tomorrow. We applaud their accomplishments and anticipate their continued contributions to our dynamic industry.”

“PLUMgrid is honored to receive the CRN 100 award, as it testifies to our success in offering our customers secure virtual networking technology for high-performance OpenStack-powered cloud deployments,” said Awais Nemat, CEO of PLUMgrid. “OpenStack is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for enterprise deployments, and PLUMgrid ONS supports the widest choice of distros with unmatched security and scale to protect cloud based data centers. With PLUMgrid ONS, enterprises and cloud providers gain a suite of deployment and management tools that rapidly deliver the power of virtualized networks without compromising security.”

Coverage of the Data Center 100 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

About PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack
PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables scalable and secure virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Deployed by service providers and enterprises, PLUMgrid ONS provides terabits of scale out performance, production grade resiliency, and secure multi-tenancy for hybrid data centers. Built on PLUMgrid Platform and IO Visor™ technology, the software suite lets users create private Virtual Domains™ to provide isolation, security, and policy enforcement across tenants. Designated as OpenStack Compatible by the OpenStack Foundation, PLUMgrid ONS supports industry’s broadest distribution including Canonical, Mirantis, Oracle, Piston, Red Hat and SUSE.

About PLUMgrid
PLUMgrid is an innovator of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid provides software networking solutions that enable hybrid data centers to connect tenants, applications, and workloads efficiently across hypervisors, virtualized, bare metal, and container based architectures. PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. and is funded by venture capital and strategic investors. Visit, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions to the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

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