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Swisscom Selects PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite as a Core Technology in New IT Cloud Infrastructure

PLUMgrid and Swisscom (SCMN.VX) today announced that they have teamed up to build Swisscom’s future secure cloud-based IT infrastructure.

Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecommunications provider and ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specializing in the integration and operation of complex IT systems, with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers and roughly 2 million retail broadband connections. PLUMgrid is the industry’s leading and innovative virtual network infrastructure (VNI) provider for public and private clouds.

Swisscom decided to use OpenStack as its core component for cloud virtualization orchestration. The company selected PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite, a highly distributed, software-based network virtualization platform designed for cloud operators and large-scale cloud environments. PLUMgrid Platform and IO Visor™ technology enables Swisscom to leverage existing physical infrastructure to build a secure multi-tenant virtual network with PLUMgrid’s Virtual Domains™ and reduce the provisioning time from weeks to seconds.

“Over the next few years we’ll migrate the majority of our IT applications and services to our cloud, and OpenStack is the core of our cloud virtualization orchestration,” said Lukas Fluri, Head of Cloud Development at Swisscom. “PLUMgrid delivers not only best-in-class technology that ensures a highly secure environment for our customers but also ease of use, integration with OpenStack, and the flexibility needed for today’s clouds.”

The partnership between PLUMgrid and Swisscom brings together two leaders in their industries to become more efficient and agile, while building a simple-to-deploy and easy-to-use platform for Swisscom’s new and future secure OpenStack cloud-based IT infrastructure and cloud services.

“Swisscom sets high standards of support, services and security for its customers,” said Awais Nemat, Co-Founder and CEO at PLUMgrid. “The industry’s most advanced, scalable, and high-capacity VNI, PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite allows Swisscom to quickly, easily and efficiently offer new services and give their customers greater security, performance, visibility, and control over their cloud infrastructure.”

About Swisscom AG

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecom provider with its headquarters in Ittigen, close to the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000 employees it generated turnover of CHF 11.43 billion in 2013. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers and around 2.06 million broadband connections (retail). Swisscom also ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specializing in the integration and operation of complex IT systems. The IT core skills lie in the fields of IT outsourcing services, workplace and mobility services, SAP services and services for the financial industry.

About PLUMgrid

PLUMgrid provides secure virtual network infrastructure for private and public clouds. The PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite, featuring the unique Virtual Domains™, is a distributed software suite that gives cloud operators the ability to build a scalable cloud infrastructure and offer secure, multi-tenant, advanced network services to applications and users. Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and is funded by top-tier venture and strategic investors. For more information on PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite, the PLUMgrid Platform, Virtual Domains and IO Visor™ visit www.plumgrid.com, and follow us on Twitter @PLUMgrid.

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