With increasing interest in overlays and customers demanding workload mobility, a centralized pane of glass for managing virtualized and non-virtualized workloads has become essential. While software overlays have been unable to address all workloads, Cumulus Linux can act as the hardware L2 gateway for enabling the high performance desired for workloads while leveraging overlays, enforcing policies as desired and scaling with the benefits of VXLAN technology.
So what's that mean to you? Simply put, it means you get more simplicity and more control.
Greater economics and operational efficiency with software-defined data center
The un-tethering of the switch hardware from the operating system software provides the foundation for a software-defined data center. By having the intelligence abstracted in the software and all the change management occurring in the logical layer, Cumulus Linux is able to drive tremendous data center economics with end-to-end operational efficiencies.