Got a New Year’s resolution for a data center revolution? We’ve got your back! The Cumulus content roundup is here to make sure you start out 2018 on the right foot. With a variety of blog posts, videos and networking resources at your disposal, you’ll find that upgrading your networking knowledge is an easily achievable goal (and much easier than starting a diet or going to the gym). Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if you’ve already broken your resolution! It’s a time for new beginnings and looking to the future; let’s check out what’s in store.

Cumulus resources

Cumulus in the Cloud overview: What is Cumulus in the Cloud, and what can it do for you? In this video overview, let CTO JR Rivers walk you through the pre-built virtual data center and teach you all about the great Cumulus tech you can play with.

NCLU: Network Command Line Utility overview: There’s a new chapter in our how-to video series. This time, our highly qualified instructors will teach you the ins and outs of Cumulus Networks CLI, the Network Command Line Utility. Watch the tutorial to learn more.

Open networking drives forward with Cumulus Linux 3.5: We’re happy to announce the release of the latest version of Cumulus Linux! Cumulus Linux 3.5 has a lot of great new features, such as VXLAN symmetric routing and VRF support for OSPF. Read this blog post for more information about the release.

The basics of Linux and Linux networking white paper: If you’re just beginning your journey with Linux, we’ve got just the right white paper for you. Check out this paper to learn about the history of Linux, the benefits of Linux, its place in the enterprise and more.

A Cumulus holiday special: unboxing the Facebook Backpack Chassis: Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a Facebook Backpack Chassis? I’ve got great news for you! In this video, we unbox a Facebook Backpack before your very eyes. Watch, and be amazed!

Eager to hear more from Cumulus? Check out our learn center, resources page, and solutions section for all your networking needs!

Internet news

Data center network design trending toward faster, denser: Expect data center networks — and interconnects between DCs and cloud providers — to get both denser and faster, while topologies continue to evolve. Check out the article to learn more.

5 factors fueling automation in IT now: Automation is on the rise in IT shops, especially in the infrastructure and operations realm. Some automation discussions make it sound like a boogeyman – automation’s coming to get you – but that misses the point. Read on to learn why automation is becoming so popular.

As Kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017, it created a vibrant ecosystem: For a technology that the average person has probably never heard of, Kubernetes surged in popularity in 2017 with a particular group of IT pros who are working with container technology. Find out more about their rise to the top in this article.