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Cumulus in the Cloud
virtual data center

Try open networking for free with a virtual data center — Cumulus in the Cloud. Evaluate the latest innovations from Cumulus Networks.

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Kubernetes provides a platform as a service allowing you to explore how Cumulus Networks technology enhances an on-premise container deployment.

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OpenStack Pike is deployed in a virtual data center that leverages Cumulus technology and the SDN built into Neutron in an end-to-end IP fabric.

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Blank slate

Create your own journey with an unconfigured virtual data center. Use automation playbooks from Cumulus or use the blank slate to build your own.

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How can I improve my data center network?

It's a good question. And one all leaders in network engineering should be asking. Cumulus in the Cloud offers a free, personal, virtual data center that provides a low-effort way to learn about the latest open, web-scale technologies that can help you improve network designs and operations. Your virtual data center consists of two racks with two dual-homed servers connected with a leaf-spine network. The infrastructure can be personalized with Kubernetes or OpenStack as well as left unconfigured as a "blank slate".

You can access your data center via web browser to:

  • Directly interact with the elements with the jump server console
  • Access the Cumulus NetQ telemetry server and Kubernetes/OpenStack user interface
  • Get started exploring Cumulus Networks technologies in a solution-oriented deployment

Why Cumulus in the Cloud?

Piggy Bank


Try open networking at no cost, and preview Cumulus Linux and Cumulus NetQ.

Tech Support


Access all the open networking tools you need to do a virtual proof of concept for your web-scale network.

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Get a guided tour of open networking technology or experiment with features to your heart’s content

Learn more about Cumulus in the Cloud — your free virtual data center network