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.
|Category||Networking Software Stacks|
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government and Education, Healthcare and Retail|
|NG Data Center Networking Relevancy||
Cumulus Networks creates disaggregated networking technologies that are fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space. Its Linux-based software enables the unlocking of vertical stack and designing a custom network.
Cumulus unlocks the vertical network stacks to free customers from expensive proprietary systems and bring the automation, agility, and scalability of web-scale networks to companies of all sizes, at a fraction of the cost. Its customers have saved an average of 45% on CapEx and approximately 74% on OpenEx by adopting these open, web-scale networking solutions with Cumulus. Now companies of all sizes are able to reap the benefits and cost efficiencies of open networking to drive innovation.
|Areas of Deployment||Campus, Inter-Datacenter and Intra-Datacenter|
|Orchestration Integration Details||
Cumulus Linux is Linux, allowing common management, monitoring and configuration on both servers and switches. The same automation & provisioning tools can be commonly used for OpenStack servers can also use unmodifiedon Cumulus Linux switches.
|Open Compute Project (OCP) Support||Yes|
|Supported OCP Initiatives||Compliance and Interoperability, Hardware Management, Networking, Data Center Facility and Telco|
|Linux Foundation (LF) Support||Yes|
|Supported Linux Foundation Initiatives||Core Embedded Linux, LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io) and LSB|
|Key Partners||Mellanox, Broadcom, Edgecore Networks, Dell, Facebook|