The Cumulus content roundup is back! This month, we’ve journeyed to the far-reaches of the Internet to bring you the best articles, blog posts, and videos about network automation trends. Now, the latest news about containers, clouds and configurations is a click away. Wondering what the CNCF is up to? Or are you more interested in bringing connectivity and visibility to your network? Read on to satiate your curiosities and find the answers to your burning questions. Then, let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Cumulus’ current content

Introduction to Host Pack: Are you searching for software essentials that remove the difficulties of container networking while also bringing visibility and connectivity to the entire stack? Then Host Pack is the product for you! Watch this video to learn about what Host Pack can do for you.

What is FRRouting?: FRRouting (FRR) is the open source software that makes Host Pack’s connectivity so revolutionary. This page goes into deeper, more technical detail about how FRR was developed and how it is used in Cumulus Networks’ Host Pack. Read about FRR here.

NetDevOps: important idempotence: What exactly is idempotence, and what does it have to do with Cumulus Linux NCLU? This blog post answers those questions and teaches you how to better automate your network. Check it out.

Fly be free: introducing Cumulus in the Cloud: There’s a brand new way to try Cumulus Networks technology for free. In this blog post, we show you how this pre-built virtual data center gives you the freedom to play around with our software. Read on to find out more.

The blurring of boundaries in a software defined data center: This webinar, featuring CTO JR Rivers, discusses the implications of a software defined data center and how it can simplify network operations. Watch the webinar here.

Are you looking for even more Cumulus Networks content? Then head over to our learn center, resources page, or solutions section to find exactly what you need.


News from the Net

Amazon joins Kubernetes-focused CNCF industry group: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, created to promote and develop technologies like Kubernetes and core components of the container ecosystem spawned by Docker, welcomed Amazon Web Services into its fold this week. Find out how Amazon is getting involved in the container movement.

Microsoft, Red Hat expand focus on containers and DevOps: The new initiatives from the two companies include native support for Windows Server containers and DevOps on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift. Read this article to learn more.

3 ways your company can take advantage of the private cloud: Are you interested in switching from a public to a private cloud? Carl Brooks, analyst for the Cloud Transformation Research Channel at 451 Research, spoke with TechRepublic’s Conner Forrest at VMWorld to describe the three types of private cloud deployments. Watch the video here.