Cumulus Linux is a software distribution that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware. It enables the latest Linux applications and automation tools on networking gear while delivering new levels of innovation and ﬂexibility to the data center.
The new network paradigm is an open ecosystem where businesses can choose between various industry standard networking gear, network operating systems and network applications to meet their business needs.
Cumulus Linux is THE Linux network operating system. It is not just based on Linux, it IS Linux and offers the entirety of the Linux experience on networking hardware. Existing open source and commercial Linux applications run natively on industry standard switches, rich data center networking solutions are augmented to support large scale CLOS fabrics and next generation architectures, and new applications are developed and integrated rapidly, enabling time to market and further innovation.
The same Cumulus Linux distribution supports a broad range of switches from different vendors. Customers can choose from a wide range of platforms with various port densities ranging from 48x1G ports to wire-rate 32x40G ports with the latest industry leading switching silicon, various form factors and various capabilities (see hardware compatibility list). The industry standard hardware comes with an Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero touch install of the network operating system of choice.
This open approach enables choice with the best hardware, software, applications, network architectures and no vendor lock-in.
Cumulus Linux enables the following beneﬁts to your network:
FasterHigh capacity fabrics, unprecedented price-performance, rapid innovation
EasierSimpliﬁed network automation, consistent tools for network and compute, ﬂexible solutions
AffordableLower OPEX/CAPEX, break free from vendor lock-in, large ecosystem of Linux apps
Cumulus Linux is the missing piece needed to build a modern, scalable data center, bringing the same paradigms of manageability, clustering, monitoring and orchestration that are applied at the server and virtual machine layer today to the network, and realizing the full promise of the software-deﬁned data center.
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