PLUMgrid Nominated as Finalist for 2015 Most Innovative Startup

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Telecom Council Lists PLUMgrid for Prestigious Edison Award

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As OpenStack is quickly becoming the preferred choice for cloud deployments, PLUMgrid ONS is being embraced by leading telecom providers as the networking platform of choice to rapidly deliver the power of virtualized networks to their customers.

PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN for OpenStack® clouds, today announced that it has been nominated by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley as a finalist to receive the Edison Award for Most Innovative Startup in the 2015 SPIFFY Awards. This award recognizes the startup that brings not only the most innovative idea but also the ability to successfully bring that idea to market.

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 environments. As the most integrated SDN by leading OpenStack distros, PLUMgrid interoperates with common installers and accelerates cloud service provisioning for any workload, application and service.

“PLUMgrid is honored to be nominated for the Edison Award for Most Innovative Startup and recognized by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley for both our game-changing technology and our market-leading service approach,” said Larry Lang, CEO of PLUMgrid. “As OpenStack is quickly becoming the preferred choice for cloud deployments, PLUMgrid ONS is being embraced by leading telecom providers as the networking platform of choice to rapidly deliver the power of virtualized networks to their customers.”

SPIFFY Award nominees are selected by the Telecom Council’s Service Provider Forum (SPIF) from among over 200 early-stage companies representing a broad range of telecom products and services. Winners will be announced at the annual TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections Summit, September 30, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The SPIFFY Awards ceremony is open to the public, who may register at http://www.telecomcouncil.com/tc3.    

“The 2015 SPIFFY Awards mark the most competitive group of entrants to date,” said Liz Kerton, President of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. “SPIFFY nominees are chosen for their innovative solutions, approach to the market, and strong leadership. Winners are in an elite group that will secure attention from global service providers for years to come.”

About the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley
The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. The Council connects the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating it – by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room. Last year, The Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 750 telecom companies and 60 fixed and wireless carriers across 40 meeting topics. By joining, speaking, sponsoring, or simply participating in a meeting, there are many ways telecom companies of any size can use the Telecom Council network. For more information and to join our invitation list, visit http://www.telecomcouncil.com.

About PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack
PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables scalable and secure SDN 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 the industry’s broadest distribution including Canonical, Mirantis, Rackspace, Red Hat and SUSE.

About PLUMgrid
PLUMgrid is a leader of secure and scalable SDN 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 http://www.plumgrid.com, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.
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