Cumulus Networks Blog

Filipp Ovchinnikov | Cumulus Networks | Sales Operations

The Proof Is in The Facebook Data Center Pudding

In case you missed it, Wired just exposed the elephant in the room with last week’s article on the next generation Facebook data center. For years, anyone who’s had to build out or run a network has handed over large sums of money to the networking hardware titans, without the freedom to choose what to […]

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Shishir Garg | Cumulus Networks

Using New Relic Server Monitoring With Cumulus Linux

One of the most visible trends on the Web today is the “SaaS-ification” of the enterprise. Major productivity functions like email and calendaring, customer relationship management (CRM), and IT systems management are gaining greater value by being deployed as cloud-based services. IT and systems monitoring companies like New Relic are thriving in the cloud as […]

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Reza Malekzadeh

Dell World: Driving Innovation in a New Era

I just returned from Dell World in Austin, Texas this past week. It’s one of my favorite events because not only does this week bring out hundreds if not thousands of new and innovative ideas, it also brings together thousands of people from around the world with different experiences and backgrounds. This event was like […]

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Larry Hart

Software-Defined Data Center Straight Talk with Tom Burns & JR Rivers

The data center is flush with change and it’s hard to know where to turn for advice. The myriad vendor positions on technology are confusing and seem self-motivated to lock you into their technology. Meanwhile, your data center is being flooded with more traffic every day. Getting advice is hard so it’s not every day […]

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Nolan Leake | co-founder and CTO at Cumulus Networks

OpenStack and Cumulus Linux: Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together

OpenStack is a very popular open source technology stack used to build private and public cloud computing platforms. It powers clouds for thousands of companies like Yahoo!, Dreamhost, Rackspace, eBay, and many more. Why drives its popularity? Being open source, it puts cloud builders in charge of their own destiny, whether they choose to work […]

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David Sinn | Customer Solutions Engineer | Cumulus Networks

Accelerating Hadoop With Cumulus Linux

One of the questions I’ve encountered in talking to our customers has been “What environments are a good example of working on top of the Layer-3 Clos design?”  Most engineers are familiar with the classic Layer-2 based Core/Distribution/Access/Edge model for building a data center.  And while that has served us well in the older client-server […]

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Doug Youd

Open Networking for VMware vSphere: The Last Piece of the SDDC Puzzle?

VMware vSphere is one of the most prevalent virtualization platforms in the market today. Despite stiff competition from proprietary and open-source initiatives, VMware vSphere has continued to innovate and provide value to the enterprise. Now that I’ve kept marketing/SEO happy, lets dive right in. Two of the latest initiatives from the VMware marketing engine are […]

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Meena Sankaran

MidoNet for the Overlay, Cumulus Linux for the Underlay. Like Coffee and Cream.

VTEP is not the only way MidoNet customers can use a switch that runs Cumulus Linux as the underlay (physical network) for the virtual, overlay networks. We’ve announced our partnership to work with Cumulus Networks earlier in 2014 to use Cumulus Linux as a Layer-2 VxLAN Gateway to bridge VLANs in the virtual network world […]

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