Cumulus Networks Blog

Vote for Our OpenStack Summit Presentations!

Since Cumulus Linux first shipped, OpenStack and Cumulus Networks have grown together to deliver a vibrant ecosystem of solutions and multiple go-to-market options that make open networking a reality for customers. The last OpenStack Summit in Vancouver showed that we have a lot to share with the OpenStack community. That is why with our partners … Continue reading Vote for Our OpenStack Summit Presentations!

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The Growing Open Networking Ecosystem

What a difference a couple of years can make. Two years ago, Cumulus Networks was a startup just coming out of stealth mode, and the open networking movement was a mere twinkle in our eyes. Since then, an ecosystem has arisen around open networking that offers customers choice not only in the networking hardware and … Continue reading The Growing Open Networking Ecosystem

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Testing Open Networking

Over the last couple of weeks, the networking industry has made some significant steps in the right direction, the open networking direction. At the Open Networking Summit (ONS), we heard some great news about the disaggregated network and how open networking is now everywhere from hyperscale to the enterprise to startups to telcos. As exciting … Continue reading Testing Open Networking

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Interning with Rocket Turtle at Cumulus Networks

My amazing California journey as a French undergrad software engineer. Most days, the first thing I do in the morning is wake up and check my email. That’s normal, but on March 2014, I received a special email that would change my life forever. This email was from the Cumulus Networks VP of Engineering, Shrijeet … Continue reading Interning with Rocket Turtle at Cumulus Networks

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Cumulus Linux — The Foundation of OpenStack Automation

OpenStack is the de facto open source orchestration standard for modern cloud infrastructure. The foundational components stitch together compute, storage and, of course, networking. Linked together, these components are used for both public and private clouds all around the world. Cumulus Networks naturally fits into this ecosystem, and Cumulus Linux is the universal underlay or enabler for such deployments. … Continue reading Cumulus Linux — The Foundation of OpenStack Automation

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Open Networking for the Whole of Your Data Center Network

In the past, I’ve designed, deployed and operated networks of various sizes, needs and scopes. One of the perennial design points common to all of them is how to approach the out-of-band (OOB) network. When it comes to making sure your production network operates in the face of issues, the OOB network is often a critical component. But it also … Continue reading Open Networking for the Whole of Your Data Center Network

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Reflections on OpenStack Summit 2015 – A Market Maturing

I just came back from the OpenStack Summit 2015 in Vancouver and have finally caught my breath, so I can share some insights from this important event. It was incredible to bear witness to the continued growth of the OpenStack community in general and this event in particular. I still remember the very early summits when this … Continue reading Reflections on OpenStack Summit 2015 – A Market Maturing

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What Do Spinal Tap and OpenStack Have in Common?

They both go to 11!   Kilo is the eleventh major OpenStack release, with enhancements across the board and new features like Ironic for bare metal service provisioning. SMB to large-scale clouds with OpenStack are being deployed in droves with a self-service portal to spin up virtual and now bare metal workloads while automatically provisioning … Continue reading What Do Spinal Tap and OpenStack Have in Common?

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vSphere with Cumulus Linux

I presented my first webinar on VMware vSphere with Cumulus® Linux® last week, which was really exciting for me. VMware has been around for 17 years and counting while Cumulus® Networks® came out of stealth mode only in June 2013. We all know that VMware vSphere works with a variety of network architectures, so I wanted to take … Continue reading vSphere with Cumulus Linux

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5 Reasons to Attend Cumulus Linux Boot Camp

Sure, you’re smart and can figure out Cumulus Linux on your own. Or maybe you can’t spare 8 hours for training. If you don’t think you have the time or can benefit from attending the Cumulus Linux Boot Camp as you get started with open networking, here are five good reasons to think again. 1. … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Attend Cumulus Linux Boot Camp

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