PLUMgrid Partners With NocSys to Offer OpenStack SDN Solutions in China

SANTA CLARA, CA—(Marketwired – Apr 10, 2016) – PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack® clouds, today entered a global reseller agreement with NocSys, a cloud solutions provider focused on serving enterprises and service providers in China. NocSys will deliver PLUMgrid's SDN and NFV solutions, expanding the company's presence into China's market where its distributed data plane powered by IO Visor is crucial to customers deploying scalable OpenStack clouds. Together, the two firms help customers quickly and efficiently deploy applications and services within the cloud with the highest levels of security, scale, performance, operations monitoring and diagnostics.

Under terms of the contract, NocSys will resell PLUMgrid's full SDN portfolio of solutions including its Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack, CloudApex SDN visualization and monitoring platform, training and professional services. In addition to its vast experience in one of the biggest technology markets in the world, NocSys offers expertise and knowledge, systems integration, and professional services for its clients.

“We chose PLUMgrid for its production–ready, best–in–class SDN solutions because our clients require the utmost reliability,” said President and Chairman of NocSys, Rebecca Lin. “With this partnership, we deliver its comprehensive, secure and scalable SDN portfolio to our joint customers ensuring multi–point recovery, elastic scalability, rapid deployment and the ability to dynamically perform upgrades across OpenStack environments.”

With government support for Open Source, the OpenStack ecosystem in China is driving a new generation of innovative businesses that are using the cloud to bring their products and services to market at a rapid pace. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), China's total public and private cloud market size was US$ 2.46 billion in 2014, maintaining a high compound annual growth rate over five years of more than 26 percent to reach US$10 billion in 2019.

“Fueled by a mobile consumer base estimated to reach 700 million this year, China has the world's largest e–commerce market,” said PLUMgrid CEO Larry Lang. “The market's size and technology adoption rate make the need to rapidly provision cloud apps and services essential to our joint enterprise and service provider clients. Partnering with NocSys enables us to add new, high–growth customers and gives us a local presence that delivers essential regional and technical expertise as well as services.” 

NocSys' local expertise, combined with the comprehensive PLUMgrid SDN portfolio, gives customers access to a powerful cloud solution that enables reduced Capex and Opex while improving deployment flexibility and agility. PLUMgrid and NocSys work together to address today's primary requirements for successful OpenStack deployments through:

  • Security: PLUMgrid secures OpenStack clouds by enabling Virtual

Domains, a unique approach that provides micro–segmentation and firewall service insertion technology.

  • Scale and Performance: PLUMgrid offers distributed and programmable data planes powered by IO Visor software for inkernel forwarding and IO services.
  • Operations, Monitoring and Diagnostics: Critical for “operationalizing” OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid and NocSys offer a broad portfolio of tools and exceptional customer support. PLUMgrid recently announced CloudApex, a real–time SDN visualization and monitoring platform to ease management.

Visit PLUMgrid and NocSys at Cloud China 2016
Join PLUMgrid and NocSys at the upcoming Cloud China Expo in Beijing, April 12–14, 2016. During the event, PLUMgrid and NocSys will showcase their SDN and NFV solutions at NocSys' booth, and PLUMgrid founder and CTO Pere Monclus will deliver a presentation on April 12, 3:20–3:40pm CST.

About PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack
PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables secure and scalable SDN and NFV infrastructure for OpenStack clouds. Deployed by service providers and enterprises in more than 70 OpenStack clouds, PLUMgrid ONS enables micro–segmentation through Virtual Domains, production–grade resiliency, and distributed scale–out performance for hybrid data centers. Built on PLUMgrid Platform® and IO Visor® technology, ONS supports the industry's broadest set of OpenStack distributions and installers including Mirantis OpenStack, Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack, RDO, Red Hat OpenStack, and Ubuntu OpenStack by Canonical.

PLUMgrid ONS is available worldwide with free test drives through the PLUMgrid Ignition program.

About PLUMgrid
PLUMgrid is the leader of secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure solutions for OpenStack clouds. PLUMgrid delivers industry leading software–defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions that enable modern data centers to connect tenants, applications and workloads efficiently across hypervisors, virtualized, container and bare metal architectures. PLUMgrid is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and is funded by venture capital and strategic investors. Visit www.plumgrid.com, read the PLUMgrid blog and follow the company on Twitter @PLUMgrid.

Bias Intelligence Inc. Announces the Release of Bias Optimizer

SEATTLE, WA —(Marketwired – April 10, 2016) – Bias Intelligence Inc., a data science company focused on the end–to–end delivery of solutions to the most challenging process optimization problems facing global companies, today announced the release of Bias Optimizer, a modern, web–based prescriptive analytics platform for the transportation and logistics industry. By addressing the increasing complexity of coordinating modern supply chain transportation and logistics processes through a new approach to the well–known “transportation problem,” Bias Intelligence helps companies reduce cost and increase customer satisfaction.

“We are incredibly excited to announce today the release of our Bias Optimizer prescriptive analytics platform for the transportation and logistics industry,” said Ilya Buzytsky, Chief Executive Officer of Bias Intelligence. “By combining modern engineering philosophies, new science algorithms, and a fresh take on user experience, we address a number of key challenges that today are holding back many companies worldwide from accessing tools to improve transportation and logistics processes.”

The Bias Optimization platform introduces a number of key advantages over traditional process optimization software, including:

  • The ability to integrate with legacy IT system via advanced extract, transform and load (ETL) and relational database technologies.
  • A metadata–driven rules language that enables users to update and enhance optimization models with no required knowledge of linear programming mathematics.
  • The ability to adapt and extend into other business vertical industries via pre–defined templates, from oil and gas logistics to energy and power distribution.
  • A modern, cloud–based philosophy that enables parallel execution capable and scalable to millions of variables.

“We built Bias Optimizer with three important key guiding principles,” said Andrey Shishkarev, Chief Technology Officer of Bias Intelligence. “We envisioned bringing new science, new technology and new user experiences to a typically old and tired software market. Today we release what we believe will set a new bar for modern, cloud–based process optimization software.” 

To learn more about Bias Optimizer, please visit http://biasintelligence.com/optimizer.html

About Bias Intelligence

Bias Intelligence is a data science company focused on the end–to–end delivery of solutions to the most challenging process optimization problems facing global companies today. Bias Intelligence delivers these solutions through a set of packaged software offerings combined with an advanced understanding of prescriptive analytics, Big Data, and process optimization. Bias Intelligence enables enterprise customers to unlock the true potential of their enterprise and operational data by helping them gather insight and make decisions in order to optimize their business processes. Bias Intelligence was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at http://biasintelligence.com.

Historic Victory for Investigative Journalism

By Editor, Sunday Times, Sri Lanka
Apr 10 2016 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)

The world was shaken up this week with the leaks of the ‘Panama Papers’ exposing the financial shenanigans of world leaders, past and present. They [...] Read more »