New Era of Network Automation

SOLUTION OVERVIEW: Puppet + Cumulus Linux

New Era of Network Automation

Puppet Labs’ IT automation software automates the configuration and ongoing management of machines, devices and the software running on them, so IT operations teams spend less time fighting fires and more time deploying great software.

With Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Labs’ flagship commercial product, IT operations teams can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices — across physical and virtual machines, on-premise or in the cloud.

Leveraging Cumulus Linux as a platform enables you to operate a switch as if it were a Linux server, so it’s like a developer’s paradise, full of customizations for enhancing your specific needs beyond a typical API handoff. The ability to manage an underlying growing network is critical to meeting the needs of the application demands and the business SLAs desired in today’s virtualized world.

Cumulus Linux enables a consistent experience between the network and compute while leveraging existing investment of orchestration tools and driving the next wave of scale, collaboration and innovation in networking.

Joint Collateral

If interested, here's a brief Solution Overview: Download PDF

For a quick demo of some of the capabilities, please take a minute to watch the video below:

Solution Center

Puppet demo is available on Cumulus Workbench for customers to test and see the functionality of Puppet with Cumulus Linux. If interested, please sign up for the evaluation on our Cumulus Workbench.

For more details on configuration, setup and testing, please review this Knowledge Base article.

For a sample configuration, please review this article.

Learn more about automation using Puppet with Cumulus Linux

Puppet Blogs

Cumulus Networks Blog

Puppet Podcast

To learn more about Cumulus Networks involvement in the Puppet Community , check out our joint Puppet Podcast:

Puppet Conferences

Check out the Puppet Conf 2014 - Switch as a Server Talk explaining the power of Cumulus Linux :

Announcements and Media Coverage

Puppet Labs, Cumulus Networks and Dell Partner to Extend SDN to More Devices in the Data Center"

Puppet Labs Moves Into Network and Storage Automation

Puppet Labs Certifies Automated IT Ecosystem

The Register

Puppet Labs Teams With Networking & Storage Vendors

The Morning Download: Google Opens the Connected Ecosystem

Puppet Labs partners Cisco, EMC, F5, Arista, Cumulus, Huawei and Netapp on SDN


Puppet Labs Launches Certification Program For Its Automation Technology

Puppet Labs Extends Automation from Servers to Networking/Storage

Puppet Labs Certifies Network and Storage Vendors That Gel With its DevOps Tools

Puppet Labs Announces Puppet Supported Program


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