PLUMgrid Named to CRN’s 2015 Virtualization 50

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List Highlights the Most Innovative Vendors in the Virtualization Space

PLUMgrid is honored to be recognized among the CRN Virtualization 50, 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 it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Virtualization 50. The annual list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide some of the most innovative virtualization technology available.

Selected by CRN editors, the 2015 CRN Virtualization 50 highlights vendors that are addressing a growing market need for state-of-the-art virtualization solutions. Building virtualized environments is the first step in taking customers to the cloud. Selecting the right virtualization tools puts solution providers on the path toward successfully building virtualized environments that solve customers’ problems. The list aims to help solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization technology vendors and programs that will enable them to grow their business.

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.

“Virtualization is one of the hottest segments of the IT industry. As virtualization adoption continues to flourish, our Virtualization 50 list serves as a valuable resource in the purchasing process,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These virtualization vendors definitely deserve to be on the channel’s radar. We congratulate the winners and look forward to their continued success.”

“PLUMgrid is honored to be recognized among the CRN Virtualization 50, 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.”

The 2015 Virtualization 50 list is featured online at and will be published in the June issue of CRN.

About PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack
PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure. Deployed by service providers and enterprises in more than 70 OpenStack clouds, 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 set of distributions 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 for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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