Chapter 8

Conclusion

Conclusion

Whether you have a few racks or a few data centers, you can identify when tenants of S.O.U.L. are critical to your business. You may be looking to to drive down the operators per switch, or wanting to move to a disaggregation/untethered model to find a lower total price point for your data center build out. You might be looking at open networking principles or standards-based offerings to drive innovation. Or you may be thinking about Linux and being able to rely on those common Linux tools to unify the infrastructure. Any one of these S.O.U.L. elements — Simple, Open, Untethered, Linux — can get you one step closer to truly being a web-scale organization as efficient as the likes of Facebook, Amazon and others.

Only Cumulus can help you get there. We unlock the vertical networking stacks to free customers from expensive proprietary systems and bring the automation, agility and scalability of web-scale networks to companies of all sizes, at a fraction of the cost. Our customers have saved an average of 45% on CapEx and approximately 74% on OpenEx by adopting these SOULful, web-scale networking solutions. Now companies of all sizes are able to reap the benefits and cost efficiencies of open networking to drive innovation.

Ready to see SOUL networking in action? Get your groove on, and see what Cumulus can do for you.