It’s the most wonderful time of the year — that’s right, it’s time for another Cumulus content roundup! We’ve wrapped up all of the best content in a neat little package just for you. (Think of it as an early holiday gift!) Whether you’re interested in centralized configuration or just trying to learn the basics of Linux, this roundup is your roadmap for what’s in this season. The latest articles, videos, industry reports and more are at your fingertips, so get cozy by the fireplace and check out what’s new in open networking trends.

Cumulus content

Linux Networking 101 guide: Searching for an easy, comprehensive guide to Linux networking? Look no further! Download this ebook and start learning the language of the data center.

Forrester’s 2017 Vendor Landscape Report: This report will take you through the characteristics of a network that’s built for the future and help you navigate the vendor ecosystem. Read on to see if your data center is ready for 2018.

Gartner report: How open is your network vendor?: Many vendors claim to have open solutions, but which ones can support those claims? Check out this report to learn the five questions you should be asking networking vendors.

Centralized configuration and management: Introduction and overview: Our newest series of how-to videos teaches you what you need to know about centralized configuration. What is it and how can it improve your data center? Watch these videos to answer your questions.

5 ways to design your container network: If you’re trying to design the perfect container network, then this blog post is for you. In this post, we take you through five different container deployments so you can pick the one that fits your needs. Read on and learn your options.

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News from the net

IT science case study: how Monash University moved to OpenStack: Australia’s Monash University needed to switch its legacy data center over to using Linux for a networking operating system. The company explains the process in this exclusive case study. Read on to learn about how they made the transition.

Six ways microservices support digital transformations in businesses: Microservices architectures can play a key role in enabling digital transformation, especially for organizations seeking to modernize legacy applications and codebases. Check out how your business can better leverage microservices.

5 Kubernetes success tips: start smart: Beginning to work with Kubernetes? Use this expert advice to make the most of container orchestration. Read the rest of the article to learn about how to optimize this orchestration tool.