PLUMgrid Expands Global Alliance Program with Netherlands Channel Partner Fairbanks

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OpenStack Community Leader in the Netherlands is Latest Addition to Global Channel Lineup for PLUMgrid.

PLUMgrid is a major player in OpenStack networking, and the most widely integrated SDN in the industry. We look forward to working together with PLUMgrid to expand OpenStack deployments in the Netherlands.

PLUMgrid, a leader in virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack® clouds, welcomes Fairbanks to its Global Alliance Program.

Covering the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Fairbanks is a Netherlands-based cloud solutions provider offering IT services to medium and large enterprises. The company specializes in data center design, architecture and deployment services for cloud computing. Fairbanks, the Openstack Community Ambassador for the Benelux, sponsors and organizes events to foster growth and content to help new users get up to speed with the open source cloud infrastructure software.

With more than 30 alliance partners, the PLUMgrid ecosystem consists of industry leading OpenStack distribution, technology, and channel partners across the world. As part of the PLUMgrid Global Alliance Program, Fairbanks will provide the PLUMgrid portfolio of products and services to its customers. PLUMgrid will support Fairbanks with content and engineering expertise on SDN and NFV deployment in OpenStack, powered by the PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for OpenStack.

Upcoming OpenStack Events in the Netherlands
Fairbanks NV will host the Netherlands OpenStack Meetup on July 2, 2015, where PLUMgrid will speak on SDN Solutions. On September 17, 2015, Fairbanks NV will organize the OpenStack Benelux Conference 2015. At this event, decision makers, developers, administrators and users of OpenStack Cloud Software can get informed on the latest developments and practical implementation of OpenStack Cloud Software in the local market of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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“Fairbanks is not only a leader in their geography and market segment, but they’re also a leader in the OpenStack community, both in the Netherlands and throughout Europe,” said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of sales and business development, PLUMgrid. “It made perfect sense to partner with Fairbanks, leveraging our companies’ strengths to reach new customers, together.”

“OpenStack has tremendous momentum in The Netherlands,” said Ruud Harmsen, CEO, Fairbanks. “Events that we help sponsor like OpenStack Benelux and the Netherlands Meetup regularly attract big crowds to share ideas and user experiences. PLUMgrid is a major player in OpenStack networking, and the most widely integrated SDN in the industry. We look forward to working together with PLUMgrid to expand OpenStack deployments in the Netherlands.”

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, 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 Fairbanks
Fairbanks offers consulting, implementation, optimization, troubleshooting and training services around the OpenStack platform. Fairbanks focuses on OpenStack cloud expertise. With the largest pool of OpenStack engineering expertise on the Dutch market, Fairbanks helps service providers, hosting companies, innovation aware enterprises and top midsize companies build and run robust OpenStack cloud infrastructure, powered by the full force of open source innovation. Fairbanks is headquartered in Amersfoort in the Netherlands.

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Robert Cathey
Cathey Communications for PLUMgrid
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