Cumulus Networks is a system software company founded with the principle of enabling high capacity networks that are easy to deploy and affordable. Led by networking experts and innovators from Cisco and VMware, we provide great networking for layer 2, layer 3 and overlay architectures supported by improved economics and a robust ecosystem — a modern alternative to proprietary vendor-locked stacks that constrain IT innovation.
Cumulus Networks technology powers well over one million switch ports worldwide, and our customers range from small businesses and universities to enterprises and some of the world’s largest cloud providers.
Cumulus® Linux®, the operating system for open networking, enables disaggregation of top-of-rack (ToR) data center switching akin to the well-established model of server hardware/software disaggregation. Open networking solutions based on Cumulus Linux and bare metal switches from our extensive hardware compatibility list allow organizations of all sizes to leverage efficient data center technology developed by the world’s largest cloud operators. The resulting open networking solutions provide customers with:
– CHOICE of hardware and software elements to fit their unique needs
– AUTOMATION using exactly the same Linux tools employed for servers
– AFFORDABLE SCALABILITY with clear CapEx savings and even greater OpEx savings
– RAPID INNOVATION via custom, open source or commercial tools and applications