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Nayatel Deploys Pakistan’s First OpenStack Cloud with PLUMgrid and Inbox

PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable SDN and NFV solutions for container and OpenStack® clouds, announced today that Nayatel, a leading provider of fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Pakistan, has deployed the nation’s first OpenStack cloud based on PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) and CloudApex.

Nayatel offers modern telecommunications such as broadband Internet, modern telephony, triple play, and digital video services to business and home users. With skyrocketing demand for more services, Nayatel needed to expand rapidly and accelerate provisioning times and time to market for new service offerings to keep pace. The company chose OpenStack with PLUMgrid SDN to help it build a cloud infrastructure with secure and scalable multi-tenancy as its platform for service delivery. Nayatel partnered with Inbox Business Technologies, which is one of the largest IT companies in Pakistan, to plan and install its OpenStack cloud.


Together, Inbox Business Technologies and PLUMgrid delivered a solution that enabled Nayatel to meet the demands of media consumption, content sharing, and big data while optimizing operational efficiency and reducing infrastructure costs. Through this OpenStack solution, Nayatel was able to leverage PLUMgrid’s micro-segmentation for secure multi-tenancy and deploy CloudApex with affinity-based GUI to visualize and monitor its virtual and physical data center resources.


“We are proud to deploy Pakistan’s first OpenStack cloud with our partners PLUMgrid and Inbox Business Technologies to deliver compelling cloud service offerings to our business and residential customers,” said Jahanzeb Arshad, VP Operations – Nayatel. “OpenStack has become the de facto cloud management platform worldwide and Pakistan has a large developer community that is contributing to OpenStack. We are excited to be part of the community and look forward to growing with OpenStack.”


“Cloud-based solutions are transforming businesses everywhere. With OpenStack providing open source compute, storage, and networking, companies are able to leverage this technology to build and operationalize private or public clouds,” said Mir Nasir, CEO –  Inbox Business Technologies.  “We are thrilled to be working with Nayatel and PLUMgrid on OpenStack, and bringing this technology to help enterprises gain new business agility in the digital era.”

As the most integrated SDN solution in the OpenStack space, PLUMgrid ONS and CloudApex make OpenStack operations simpler and more agile. They deliver advanced capabilities powered by IO Visor, such as micro-segmentation, service function chaining of virtual network functions, container networking for microservices, rich security and policy definitions, analytics, and operational tools.


“Our OpenStack networking portfolio offers one of the most mature, production-proven solutions in the industry. With more than 70 OpenStack clouds deployed, PLUMgrid has the development expertise and ecosystem partners to help companies succeed with OpenStack,” said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of Business Development and Sales for PLUMgrid. “With Inbox Business Technologies as a partner, we provided Nayatel with an OpenStack cloud solution that will grow and expand over time to onboard more developers, users, and companies that will fuel new innovation across industries.

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