Media Advisory: Accelerating Open Networking Adoption with Help from Cumulus Networks Experts

Cumulus Networks now offers a range of training, consulting and support services to organizations who are adopting Cumulus® Linux®

Mountain View, CA January 15, 2015

To accelerate adoption of open networking and reinforce the success of early deployments, Cumulus Networks now offers a range of training, consulting and support services to organizations who are adopting Cumulus® Linux®, the operating system for open networking, layer 2, layer 3 and overlay architectures.

“Any major technology shift in the data center is about much more than just swapping out today’s hardware and software for the better, faster more affordable next generation products,” said Jason Martin, VP of Customer Experience at Cumulus Networks. “It’s just as much about people and their processes – and the learning curve required for accelerated success as the new technology takes hold.”

Cumulus Networks Training, Consulting and Support Services

Customers can ramp more quickly on open networking – leveraging bare metal switching and the Cumulus Linux OS – with training and consulting offered by experts.

  • Training: Led by networking professionals, the Cumulus Networks “Boot Camp” provides the instruction and hands-on practice needed to install, deploy, configure and operate Cumulus Linux. The Boot Camp is available onsite or online.

  • Consulting: Cumulus Networks experts guide customers through an implementation, reducing risk and quickly achieving results while they learn best practices.

    • Half-day “Remote Setup Assist” consulting services help customers get started with their Cumulus Linux installation and configuration.

    • The onsite “Jumpstart” service saves time and resources by providing a guided installation and tour of Cumulus Linux – plus answers to questions about architecture and deployment specific to the customer’s unique environment.

    • Custom consulting services are tailored to fit customers’ specific needs.

  • Technical Support

    • All Cumulus Linux license subscriptions now include 24/7/365 premium support from our GSS team and access to the Cumulus Networks customer portal and the Knowledge Base articles that provide everything from common fixes to demos and training.

    • The Cumulus Networks senior engineers support over a million ports in service. They have an average of over 15 years of technical experience to ensure rapid fast time to resolution. These experts troubleshoot customers’ networks in real time and develop scripts and content to assist them.

    • Customers can supplement the premium support with a Technical Account Manager – a very senior, highly technical engineer who can ensure their network is optimized for industry best practices, reliability and supportability.

Cumulus Networks experts provide the training, consulting and technical support, and these offerings – and Cumulus Linux – are available from a broad range of channel partners globally.

Additional Information:

Open Networking Accelerated with Help From Experts

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