Anana Deploys Pluribus Networks for Multisite Data Center Modernization
High-performance open networking enables business acceleration through automation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Anana Ltd. deployed Pluribus Networks’ Netvisor® ONE operating system and Adaptive Cloud Fabric™, along with Dell EMC Open Networking hardware, as part of a multisite network modernization project.
Anana’s mission is to ensure businesses can engage with customers more efficiently than ever before. Delivering on this promise required a high-performance, highly automated infrastructure to unify its two data centers and enable more agile service delivery. The Anana team needed to be able to see traffic flows from across the entire network in order to identify and respond to troubleshooting issues quickly. Finally, they required deep network slicing across the control, management, and data planes to segment application and customer traffic.
“With Pluribus’ controllerless SDN and Adaptive Cloud Fabric, we can dynamically move virtual machines, applications, and workloads between data centers and do maintenance without impacting customers,” said Gareth Evans, Anana Infrastructure Manager. “We can update policy across the entire network with a single command. We’re improving our service levels and customer satisfaction at the same time. Our network is highly automated, enabling us to better serve our business, and our business to better serve our customers,”
Anana selected the Pluribus Linux-based Netvisor ONE network operating system, featuring the Adaptive Cloud Fabric running on Dell EMC Open Networking Switches, for its ability to create an SDN-controlled network fabric that federates a large number of geographically distributed switches to appear as one logical switch, simplifying network operations.
Pluribus’ controllerless architecture leverages the processing power inside the switches that are already deployed, distributing intelligence to every switch in the network. This distributed approach to automation lowers costs by eliminating the expense of multiple controllers while improving performance. Now, from any switch, the Anana team can see, troubleshoot, or update policy across the fabric.
Additionally, Pluribus Insight Analytics leverages embedded Netvisor monitoring telemetry and packet flow data sources to enable pervasive visibility across the network, eliminating the need for expensive probes or complex monitoring overlay networks. With end-to-end visibility into all connections that traverse the entire data center fabric, Anana can analyze and compare actual versus desired performance and implement corrective actions, such as changes to policy or rerouting traffic to implement on-demand changes to the infrastructure.
“It’s a brilliant starting point for an investigation,” said Evans. “We can isolate issues and resolve them much more quickly now, which really helps us keep our internal users and our customers happy.”