IT World Awards recognizes Cumulus NetQ

Cumulus NetQ is on FIRE!!

Just one year ago, Cumulus launched a new product that fundamentally changes the way organizations validate and troubleshoot not just their network, but the entire Linux ecosystem as a whole. The product was named NetQ (think Network Query). It provides deep insight on the connectivity of all network devices either now or in the past — including all switches, Linux hosts, inside Linux hosts (Containers, direct interaction with container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, VMs, Openstack environment) and any other devices running a Linux-based operating system connected to the network. No more manual box-by-box troubleshooting, no more wondering what happened last night, no more pulling cables to find where the issue was stemming from, no more finger pointing, no more human-led misconfigurations and no more frustration of not having sight past the edge of the network.

Instead, Cumulus NetQ, the agent-based technology that runs on anything Linux, changes all that. NetQ brings the efficiencies of web-scale to network operations with an algorithmic, preventive, centralized telemetry system built for the modern automated cloud network. NetQ aggregates and maintains data from across all Linux nodes in the data center in a time-series database, making the fabric-wide events, whether past or present, available for analysis. The metadata it collects across these elements ensures real-time visibility and intelligence in the health of the network, making sure everything is behaving as intended.

Now, one year later, I’m thrilled to announce that Network Products Guide, a leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Cumulus NetQ a SILVER winner in the 13th Annual 2018 IT World Awards® in the New Product and Services category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.

As an annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, product management and engineering and other areas of information technology.

More than 80 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 2018 award winners. IT World Awards recognizes Cumulus NetQ and its ability to transform, streamline and accelerate operations in the data center. Think of the tremendous benefits NetQ offers by:

  • Eliminating the need for legacy polling with SNMP
  • Having NetQ agents stream lightweight telemetry data from platforms including Cumulus Linux switches and RHEL, CentOS and Ubuntu hosts to provide actionable insights across the entire fabric of modern data center based on Linux
  • Integrating directly with networking events in the Linux kernel via netlink and with leading Linux container orchestration systems including Kubernetes and Docker Swarm — something unique to
  • NetQ when compared to other major vendors
  • Providing a granular timestamp with each unit of telemetry data, which allows the user to query the state of the network in the past, including L2 and L3 trace paths across the network

What’s even more impressive is the value NetQ has provided for companies across the globe, including Campaign Monitor, Athena Health, RedHat, NagraVision and more. SmartGames Technologies has loved the insight they’ve achieved, stating:

“Monitoring is one thing, but with NetQ, the knowledge is instant. NetQ is really unique, it’s a tool that tells us exactly what is wrong with our environment, and the knowledge to know where it is stemming from.”
Bernd Malmqvist , Tech Lead Systems Operations at SmartGames Technologies

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About NPG’s IT World Awards
As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards®recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit