PLUMgrid Selected by AlwaysOn as a OnCloud Top 100 Winner

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OnCloud Top 100
As OpenStack is quickly becoming the preferred choice for enterprise cloud deployments, PLUMgrid ONS is being embraced as the networking platform of choice to rapidly deliver the power of virtualized networks.

PLUMgrid, a leading innovator of virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack® clouds, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnCloud Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnCloud 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. PLUMgrid was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

PLUMgrid and the OnCloud Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnCloud event on February 26, 2015, at the College of San Mateo in Palo Alto, Calif.

This exclusive event gathers the Global Silicon Valley’s brightest minds at OnCloud for a lively exchange on the top trends and most lucrative entrepreneurial opportunities in business-to-business applications, cloud infrastructure and security.

“The OnCloud Top 100 represents the best-of-breed of private companies in business-to-business applications, management tools, security and infrastructure sectors,” explained AlwaysOn founder and editor, Tony Perkins. “Given the amount of growth and investment pouring into the cloud—by both emerging and Fortune 1000 companies, the OnCloud Top 100 Private companies are well positioned to be the fastest growing and most highly valued new companies on the planet.”

The OnCloud 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2015 list.

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.

A full list of all the OnCloud 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at

“PLUMgrid is honored to be included in the OnCloud Top 100 and recognized by AlwaysOn as a game-changer for our technology and service approach,” said Awais Nemat, CEO of PLUMgrid. “As OpenStack is quickly becoming the preferred choice for enterprise cloud deployments, PLUMgrid ONS is being embraced as the networking platform of choice to rapidly deliver the power of virtualized networks. PLUMgrid ONS supports the widest choice of distros, allows for fast deployment of OpenStack clouds, and offers unmatched security, scalability and performance.”

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 AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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