Behind each Cumulus customer is an awesome story about the future of open networking. These companies are forward thinkers who know that web-scale is the best solution for their network — enabling flexibility, reducing TCO, increasing efficiency — but it’s more than just our innovation. When we begin working with our customers, we get to see what innovations they’re driving, and recognize how we now fit into their story. We wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of our newer case studies that have been published and highlight the awesome work that these organizations have accomplished.

iNNOVO Cloud
iNNOVO Cloud truly blew us away with one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world. They decided to run everything as an L3/IP fabric and not have large layer 2 domains (music to our ears). Partnering with OpenStack and Kubernetes, iNNOVO built an environment that brings efficiency and scale to their cloud and blockchain services. In fact, they reduced the time to configure switches by 83%. How’s that for increased efficiency? The best part is that their data center is all about sustainability and they’ve gone above and beyond your average infrastructure. Here’s a hint: think shipping containers inside of a mountain. Click on the link to read the full case study.

SmartGames Technologies
As SmartGames expanded their business into new technologies and services, their old, aging network was becoming an increasingly critical issue. It was our support of VRF that first piqued their interest, and today, SmartGames now routes layer 3 between NSX with Cumulus and Dell. They have fully modernized their network with automation using Ansible and have adopted NetQ for full host-to-switch visibility. By choosing open, disaggregated networking with Cumulus Linux, SmartGames was able to achieve a 50% reduction in networking expenditures to get their new networking up and running! Read the case study to learn more!

DCSpine
DCSpine was looking to move to a disaggregated solution that offered flexibility and scale to support a new service offering. Additionally, they wanted to work with a vendor that prioritized innovation just as they have done since DCSpine’s inception. This case study highlights how we don’t see sales as transactions but rather as partnerships with our customers. Cumulus worked ultimately with DCSpine to ensure the network was designed exactly to fit their needs. Learn more. 

Innova
Innova was seeking a solution that could deliver a reliable network that delivers high-quality entertainment while preventing network outages — which strongly affect Innova’s user experience and ultimately the success of the business. They were also seeking to reduce cost and complexities. By partnering with XCloud Networks and Cumulus, Innova adopted a layer 3 CLOS topology with routing on the host principles, taking layer 3 end-to-end between every single server. They improved average change delivery time from 2-5 days to 2-5 mins, and reduced CapEx 20X. Read the case study to learn more!

Vault Systems
Vault is an Australian cloud infrastructure provider that offers Australian Signals Directorate certified secure cloud services for the Australian Federal Government. So it may not surprise you that stability and security were at the top of their list when thinking through network priorities. Vault chose to use Mellanox’s 100 Gigabit per second fabric running Cumulus Linux, decoupling the networking from the hardware layer. They were able to achieve 100% ISM control compliance by leveraging open source OpenStack. Watch the video below to hear it straight from their founder and CEO.

Check out more customer case studies here, and be sure to peruse our case study ebook to understand the key business benefits our customers find with Cumulus Linux.