Automation

Cumulus Linux is the first full-featured Linux Networking OS for modern data centers. A key ingredient to a modern data center is automation. Automation is easy to set up and implement with Cumulus Linux, allowing you to take advantage of the latest Linux applications and automation tools that have been serving the compute world for years. By extending a standardized automation toolset from your compute environment into the networking world, you can automate the complete operational life cycle of network devices from configuration and provisioning, to policy-based change management.

One of the key benefits of Cumulus Linux is the increase in network stability and uptime. This is done by preventing inconsistencies and misconfigurations driven by inflexible vendor locked-in systems. Manual approaches to working with complex protocols are no longer needed. Now you can choose from a number of native Linux applications, in addition to third-party open source and commercial applications, which can be integrated as add-on Linux packages to optimize your business. Cumulus Linux enables a consistent experience between the network and compute, driving the next wave of scale, collaboration and innovation in networking. Try any of the automation toolsets to reduce costs by automating your network and delivering applications with higher SLAs and vastly reduced deployment times.

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DevOps & Automation | NetDevOps with Cumulus Linux

  • Ansible

    "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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  • CFEngine

    "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

  • Chef

    "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

    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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