Network automation

Manage the switch like a server with network automation

As companies consider adopting a cloud environment, web-scale principles like efficiency, scalability and intelligent software become increasingly more important. Network automation is one of the key components of this model, limiting resource demand, mitigating errors and helping operators manage more switches. With Linux-based switches, existing automation tools and DevOps practices can be leveraged in networking, also commonly known as NetDevOps.

The very automation tools that have been serving the compute world for years are now being extended into the networking world. You can automate the complete operational life cycle of network devices from configuration and provisioning, to policy-based change management.

So what's this all mean to you? Cumulus Linux is built for agility. By standardizing your entire data center on a consistent Linux operating model, network automation is flexible, scalable and easier than ever.

Leverage existing automation tools and knowledge

Cumulus Networks allows users to leverage existing automation tools, reduce manual implementation and execute configuration that results in increased network stability and uptime. This is done by preventing inconsistencies and misconfigurations driven by inflexible or proprietary vendor systems.

Adopting web-scale methodology with network automation

Cumulus Networks enables a consistent experience between the network and compute, driving the promise of web-scale networking and increasing collaboration and innovation. Reduce costs by automating your network and delivering applications with higher SLAs and vastly reduced deployment times.

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Automation partners

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"Cumulus Networks and Ansible are both focused on enabling customers to scale out without added cost and complexity. The shared vision of simplifying networking and automation creates a complementary scenario for customers to leverage both product lines with ease. We are excited to work with Cumulus Networks to help customers set up next generation data center environments."

Said Ziouani, CEO, Ansible

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"Jointly, Cumulus Networks and CFEngine are able to deliver a fully automated and commoditized data center. Using off-the-shelf server, storage- and network hardware, we offer software to help next generation infrastructure engineers automate all data center functions from one console, as one unified team."

Thomas Ryd, Co-founder and VP of Business Development

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Managing a web-scale data center requires the agility, speed, and scalability that can only come with automation. By presenting a standard Linux interface, Cumulus Linux allows Opscode Chef to manage switches as if they were just another Linux node, delivering the full benefits of automation for networking."

Jay Wampold, VP of Marketing, Opscode

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Puppet Labs builds software that gives system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage infrastructure changes, on-premise or in the cloud.

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"SaltStack develops systems management software used by the world’s largest businesses and Web-scale infrastructures for data center automation, hybrid cloud building and orchestration, server provisioning and application configuration management. SaltStack is used to manage all the data center things including any cloud, infrastructure, virtualization, application stack, software or code.

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