It’s officially summer time, so we’re bringing you the HOTTEST new content from Cumulus Networks in this month’s content roundup! Whether you want to layer on the sunscreen and enjoy our content while basking in the sun, or stay safe and cool indoors with your laptop and AC, you’re bound to enjoy what we’ve got in store for you. We’ve got new videos and white papers, and even a brand new official Cumulus Networks podcast for you to check out!

New from Cumulus:

Kernel of Truth Episode 01 – Networking Automation: “Kernel of Truth” is a Cumulus Networks podcast dedicated to bringing the best of open networking thought leadership straight to your ears. Listen to our very first episode where we discuss network automation and its impact on the industry!

5 Network automation tips and tricks for NetOps: In this white paper, we’ll give you five tips and tricks to get clarity around your automation decisions and reduce any friction that may be inhibiting (further) adoption of network automation. Check it out!

Joint solution overview: OpenStack and Cumulus Networks: By combining with Cumulus Linux, you can unify the entire stack on Linux, bringing together the OpenStack servers and Cumulus Linux switches. Watch the video to learn more about our joint solution.

Is open source software a network security risk?: In this blog post, we’ll use Cumulus Linux as a case study for secure open networking, and answer common questions about how secure open solutions really are.

Yahoo! JAPAN scales their network with Cumulus Linux and the Backpack chassis: Watch the video to learn how Yahoo! JAPAN plans to deploy a new infrastructure featuring Backpack chassis and Cumulus Linux.

Looking for even more resources for web-scale networking? Go to our learn center, resources page and solutions section!

News in tech:

SDNs and NFV are complementary and core components of modernized networks: The terms software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are often used interchangeably, which is incorrect. Read the rest of the article to find out why.

Four years after its release, Kubernetes has come a long way: On June 6th, 2014 Kubernetes was released for the first time. At the time, nobody could have predicted that 4 years later that the project would become a de facto standard for container orchestration or that the biggest tech companies in the world would be backing it. Take a look at Kubernetes’ journey.

What Can Software Foundations Bring to Your Project?: Throughout the lifetime of open source software (and whatever you chose to call it before we coined that term), there will have been moments when the community wondered how to sustain themselves. Learn more about the importance of software foundations in this article.