Making it easier to deploy, configure and scale

OpenStack is all about making the data center easy to deploy, configure, and scale, while keeping it economical. To build OpenStack clusters, customers continue to take advantage of the open compute and storage standards but until recently networking was the bottleneck — it was isolated, and hard for Linux system administrators to learn. Due to traditional networking vendors using proprietary, vendor-specific software, OpenStack clusters were only as flexible as the Top of Rack (ToR) switch.

Linux all the way down

Cumulus Networks' native Linux Network OS (NOS), Cumulus Linux, makes it easy and economical to deploy, configure and manage because the entire stack now runs Linux. The data plane and control plane are now “speaking the same language” without complex compute APIs or networking CLIs.

Learn about how Cumulus Linux can simplify your OpenStack deployment through this quick video with Nolan Leake.

Leverage common Linux development tools

With common Linux development and DevOps tools, it's simple to collaborate across technology silos with wide Linux expertise and build pre-packaged automation templates/workflows for implementing best practices and minimizing transition time. Download this automation script to get started.

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OpenStack partners


Companies who rely on OpenStack turn to Mirantis for vendor-independent OpenStack at production scale. Cumulus Linux is an excellent complement to Mirantis Openstack as it can help meet the growing demand from organizations who need to scale up quickly without compromising on support for secure, affordable, agile private cloud -- and without giving in to vendor lock-in.

View the Mirantis Solution Brief

Redhat Technology

IT is being challenged to react faster to growing customer demands. To meet the requirements of their end users, IT organizations are increasingly turning to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private clouds for their ability to swiftly deploy and scale IT infrastructure. But not just any OpenStack® cloud stands up to the demands of a production-scale environment or can meet your performance, scalability, and security standards. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack Platform does, and will help you gain a competitive advantage.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform