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Pluribus Networks Recognized on CRN’s Software-Defined Datacenter 50 List 

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 13, 2017 -- Pluribus Networks announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Pluribus Networks to its 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list. This inaugural list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide some of the most innovative data center technology available.

Selected by CRN editors, the 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list recognizes technology vendors that are leading the way in meeting a growing need for state-of-the-art offerings that virtualize infrastructure and deliver it as a service. These vendors are instrumental in helping solution providers select and deploy the right tools for building virtualized environments—a critical first step in transitioning customers to the cloud. In addition to honoring vendors for outstanding products and services, the list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking for best-in-class software-defined data center technology suppliers.

CRN editors select companies for the Software-Defined Data Center 50 list on the basis of multiple criteria, including each company's overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the desirability of the technology and services it makes available to its partners.

Pluribus Networks provides software-defined fabric networking and analytics solutions that transform existing network infrastructures from being rigid, costly and complex, into a foundation for modern digital-centric businesses. Pluribus Networks was named to the 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list for its Virtualization-Centric Fabric and Open Data Center Interconnect services, which enable high-performance enterprise and cloud data centers to move toward open network environments with higher degrees of agility, security, visibility and business relevance.

"Data centers are evolving rapidly, with the rise of software-defined solutions enabling centralization, automation and scale on an unprecedented level," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "The vendors on CRN's Software-Defined Data Center 50 list enable solution providers to reap the powerful benefits of this new technology: optimal computing speeds, superior data storage and management capabilities, reliable power and excellent energy efficiency. We congratulate this year's Software-Defined Data Center 50 on the technical ingenuity and effective partnership-building that have earned them this important place in the IT channel."

"Pluribus Networks is honored to have received this recognition of being named to CRN's 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list. The drive towards the digital enterprise requires new thinking for the data center network, and we are focused on driving the innovation to advance simple, flexible and cost-effective software-defined data center solutions for our global customers," said Kumar Srikantan, CEO of Pluribus Networks. "We strongly believe in the value that our channel solution partners bring to our total solution offerings, and look forward to continuing to expand our strong market presence."

The Software-Defined Data Center 50 list is featured online at

About Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks provides fabric networking and analytics solutions that transform existing network infrastructures from being rigid, costly and complex, into a foundation for modern digital-centric businesses. Our Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF) provides unprecedented insight, agility and security to create the industry's only combined SDN and Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) offering. Find us on the web at and @pluribusnet.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

Source: Pluribus Networks


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