PLUMgrid, a provider of virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, has added 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.
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. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and is funded by venture capital and strategic investors.
Fairbanks specializes in data center design, architecture and deployment services for cloud computing. The company offers consulting, implementation, optimization, troubleshooting and training services around the OpenStack platform and is headquartered in Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
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.
Fairbanks will host the Netherlands OpenStack Meetup on July 2, 2015, where PLUMgrid will speak on SDN Solutions. On September 17, 2015, Fairbanks 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.
“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.”