To help you stay in the know on all things data center networking, we’ve gathered some of our favorite content from both our own publishing house and from around the web. We hope this helps you stay up to date on both your own skills and on data center networking trends. If you have any suggestions for next time, let us know in the comment section!

Our fav new pieces at Cumulus Networks

BGP in the data center: Are you leveraging everything BGP has to offer? Probably not. This practical report peels away the mystique of BGP to reveal an elegant and mature, simple yet sophisticated protocol. Author Dinesh Dutt, Chief Scientist at Cumulus Networks, covers BGP operations as well as enhancements that greatly simplify its use so that practitioners can refer to this report as an operational manual. Download the guide.

Magic Quadrant report:  Cumulus Networks has been named a “Visionary” in the Data Center Networking category for 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant. With 96% of their survey respondents finding open networking to be a relevant buying criterion and with the adoption of white-box switching to reach 22% by 2020, it’s clear that disaggregation is the answer for forward-looking companies. Read the report to learn about the latest data center networking trends.

Customer ebook: We put together a dynamic ebook that organizes our customer experiences by business benefit. Choose the benefit that means the most to your organization and learn how our customers leveraged Cumulus Linux to get there. Start clicking around.

We have loads of educational resources for you to learn about Linux, open networking and Cumulus Networks. Head to our learn center, resource page or solutions section for more information on data center networking trends and topics.

Our fav pieces around the web

Why web-scale is the future: While you may associate web-scale networking with cloud giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, it’s not just an architecture for the large scale enterprises anymore. The industry has looked at data centers like theirs and asked the question: “What are they doing that we can mimic at a smaller scale?” Read on to find out.

Learn the basics of Docker Compose: Linux.com put together a series of posts covering how to install, use and manage Docker for a variety of purposes. This final article in the series looks at Docker Compose, which is a tool you can use to create multi-container applications with just one command. Up your container skills here.

Outdated IT certifications: A snapshot: Secretly behind on your certifications? Wondering if you even still need them (Cumulus Linux doesn’t require any certification, after all). Turns out you’re not alone. Get the stats here and then sign up for a Cumulus training camp to update your open networking skills.