About Cumulus Networks

We are redefining data center networking

Cumulus is leading the transition of the data center market from a closed and proprietary environment to one that embraces open, standards-based systems. Unlike anyone else in the market, we build networking products purely with Linux. Our customers can leverage its standard interfaces and rich ecosystem to achieve a new level of control of cost and operations  — previously accessible only to the largest web-scale operators.  

By transitioning to open networking, we believe organizations of all sizes can affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data centers. Our customers can run their data center networks the way Google and Facebook have done for years — highly automated, flexible and efficient, without all the development time or expensive, specialized hardware.We call it web-scale networking. 

Instead of focusing on siloed solutions, at Cumulus Networks, we transform every stage of the networking lifecycle — from architecture, design, build, deployment and operations — with our two core products, Cumulus Linux and Cumulus NetQ. Cumulus Linux is the most flexible network operating system available because it runs on Linux. Our customers access flexibility, efficiency, speed and choice with a unified stack and a feature set designed for the digital age. With Cumulus NetQ, we empower organizations with full network validation and reduced downtime and even extend network visibility into containers.

The network is a critical part of the data center that has traditionally been a bottleneck for rapid deployment of applications. From provisioning and deployment to monitoring and operations, we believe in completely transforming the industry by enabling a web-scale IT architectural approach.

Boldly breaking the status quo

Our founding team is comprised of some of the industry’s most renowned technology innovators responsible for the some of the most significant advancements in networking. We broke into the industry with the first Linux operating system for networking hardware — filling a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined data center.

We are not just defining the future of networking. We are actively creating it with our customers and partners. Our list of product features and services are heavily dominated by our own in-house innovations and developments, and our leadership team and engineering talent are bringing thought leadership and support to the open networking community.

In short, Cumulus Networks is transforming the networking industry by bringing web-scale IT and innovations to the data center.
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