August 06, 2012
New developer cloud supports hundreds of projects on demand for rapid innovation
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 6 — Nicira, Inc., the network virtualization company, today announced that one of its customers, eBay, is running Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) in a production OpenStack environment to rapidly test and deploy new Web applications. eBay uses NVP to provide on-demand network resources to hundreds of projects central to the company's Web products and services. The full-scale production cloud has been live for several months and is growing quickly.
"Rapid innovation lies at the heart of eBay's business," said JC Martin, Cloud Architect, eBay. "Working with Nicira we have removed the last big barrier, the network, from creating computing resources on demand. We can now provide these resources in a minute versus hours or days. Not only do our best minds create new products and services more quickly, but we can also be more efficient and greener with our computing resources."
The eBay R&D cloud is deployed in an eBay data center, where Nicira's robust virtual networking capabilities support eBay's increased agility requirements. Because NVP enables rapid network reconfiguration without requiring changes to application or infrastructure components, R&D projects can be moved rapidly from development and test into production in minutes.
"NVP is helping top technology companies like eBay redefine computing through cloud," said Alan Cohen, Vice President of Marketing for Nicira. "Nicira's NVP solution helps simplify and accelerate how developers and operations teams at eBay gain rich infrastructure capabilities and onboard critical applications."
Network virtualization removes the barriers common to traditional networks. It offers multi-tenant network scalability and enterprise security, flexible workload placement and mobility, and eliminates error-prone manual reconfiguration, all challenges faced by large-scale cloud operations.
Nicira is the network virtualization company. Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) enables the dynamic creation of virtual network infrastructure and services that are completely decoupled and independent from the physical network hardware. Innovative companies such as AT&T, DreamHost, eBay, Fidelity Investments, NTT and Rackspace are using Nicira NVP to accelerate service delivery from weeks to minutes and dramatically reduce complexity and cost. For more information, visit www.nicira.com.
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