SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 26, 2014 – Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM) and Pluribus Networks today announced they have signed an agreement for Sanmina to manufacture the next generation of the Pluribus Freedom F-Series high-performance network computing appliances. This agreement is based on Sanmina’s successful design of the F-Series product for Pluribus. Sanmina is a leading provider of integrated manufacturing solutions making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products. Pluribus Networks is an innovator in the hyperconvergence space that delivers server economics to networking for both cloud operators and enterprises.
The Pluribus Freedom F-Series includes the award-winning Netvisor™ software platform, a network hypervisor that delivers control and visibility by automating the network just like a server, enabling a rich set of in-network fabric, analytics and virtualization services. The Freedom product line bridges the DevOps-NetOps gap by extending virtualization to the network and has been deployed in more than 20 countries in some of the most demanding content delivery, financial trading and enterprise messaging networks.
“Sanmina provided the critical expertise we needed in high-speed printed circuit board (PCB) technology and system design that helped make the Freedom F-Series a reality,” said Kumar Srikantan, president and chief executive officer of Pluribus Networks. “Their ability to design and prototype the product here in Silicon Valley meant we could work closely with them every step of the way. Pluribus is now leveraging Sanmina’s global footprint to transfer production to a lower-cost region. By being local and global, Sanmina allowed us to bring our products to market quickly and cost-effectively.”
“Sanmina is proud to contribute to the design and technology development of this advanced network platform. Bringing the F-Series to market involved significant advancements in PCB process and technology development to meet the performance requirements of the system,” said Dr. Sundar Kamath, senior vice president of corporate technology at Sanmina. “Working closely together, the first Freedom F-Series products were brought to market in record time. We look forward to collaborating with them on their next generation of products.”
Sanmina has been providing innovative technology solutions to leading network infrastructure and telecommunications companies for more than 30 years. These technologies include advanced optical and RF transceivers, PCBs, high-speed backplanes and enclosures.
Sanmina’s gateway facilities provide end-to-end solutions including PCB and system design, fabrication, quick turn prototyping, product introduction, systems assembly and global order fulfillment. Sanmina’s engineers work with customers to design, test and validate products resulting in faster time to market and more robust products. Customers benefit from having Sanmina facilities nearby for engineering and product launch, along with a complete global footprint for manufacturing and logistics.
About Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks delivers the industry’s first and only native, distributed network hypervisor operating system that enables the convergence of compute, network, storage and virtualization, all based on open technologies, enabling a new class of highly-programmable of services and network-aware applications. The Pluribus Freedom architecture allows cloud operators and enterprises to better support application performance SLAs (Service Level Agreements) while reducing OPEX and CAPEX and accelerating service deployment velocity. For more information, visitwww.pluribusnetworks.com or go to https://twitter.com/pluribusnet
About Sanmina Corporation
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at https://www.sanmina.com.
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