Arista Networks Acquires Pluribus Networks


Pluribus Networks is acquired by Arista Networks. Unified Cloud Networking, which combines networking across private and public clouds, is the primary area of focus for Pluribus Networks. Arista’s Converged Cloud Fabric solution for next-generation, smart edge, and telco/cloud applications is expected to be improved by Pluribus Networks’ Unified Cloud Networking Fabric.

Arista’s Converged Cloud Fabric is an automated fabric based on cloud networking design principles. It automates networking for multiple private cloud platforms, allowing the network to operate at the same speed as containers and virtual machines.

By acquiring Pluribus Networks, Arista aims to take its Converged Cloud Fabric to the next phase. Financial terms of the Pluribus acquisition by Arista were not disclosed.

Cloud Network Fabric

Unified Cloud Networking firm Pluribus Networks offers solutions built on the foundation of distributed, controllerless SDN automation and open networking. Utilizing both white box switches from open networking partners and Pluribus’ own Freedom Series of switches, the Linux-based Netvisor ONE operating system and the Unified Cloud Fabric software have been specifically designed to deliver “radically automated and simplified cloud networking along with superior economics.”

Pluribus Networks’ Unified Cloud Fabric is designed to provide a cloud network fabric with rich services, automated operations, inherent security and visibility, and no single point of failure across distributed clouds and data center sites. Hundreds of clients, including more than 100 tier one mobile network operators, have been using Pluribus in mission-critical networks all around the world.