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Pluribus gets secures strategic investment from China Broadband Capital

Pluribus Networks, a specialist in hardware-accelerated network virtualisation for private and public cloud data centres, has secured investment form China Broadband Capital (CBC) in its Series C funding round.

This brings the total amount raised to date to over USD44m from investors including Menlo Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Mohr Davidow Ventures.
The funding will be used to meet customer demand for deploying the company’s production-ready software-defined virtualized Fabric offering in China.
Pluribus Networks was founded in 2010 and announced in September 2012 that it had partnered with TIBCO Software to deliver TIBCO Enterprise Message Service Appliance and TIBCO FTL Message Switch. Network World recently recognised Pluribus as a "Top 10 SDN Startup to Watch."
"As the first Chinese VC that specializes in cloud computing industries, CBC Capital has fostered strong relationships with government and businesses," says Dr Edward Tian, chairman of CBC. "The Pluribus Networks Server-Switch architecture is the ideal platform for offering the Network-as-a-Service to cloud computing and Big Data in China. Webscale hardware leveraged with Pluribus Networks at the top or middle of the rack can be provisioned on-the-fly as a purpose-built Hadoop appliance or general-purpose Infrastructure-as-a-Service with an integrated CloudStack controller. Chinese companies on hyper-growth trajectories have an immense appetite for cloud computing and data-driven analytics."
Pluribus Networks Netvisor is a programmable, distributed network operating system that runs on Pluribus Networks’ highly-optimised Server-Switch hardware. Netvisor provides a platform for fabric-based computing that enables applications to move into the network, and to serve both physical and virtual network infrastructure.
"Cloud computing is driving the convergence of server, storage, and network," says Ken Yang , co-founder and vice president of engineering at Pluribus Networks. "The expertise of China Broadband Capital in supporting companies in cloud computing will accelerate our ability to deliver software-defined networking software and infrastructure for cloud data centres in China. We are looking forward to collaborations with the companies in their portfolio."

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