In the last decade, VMware transformed the compute environment with virtualization, which later extended beyond servers to include storage, application and now network virtualization. VMware allowed disaggregation of server hardware and software that radically improved provisioning speed and economics.
With Cumulus Linux and disaggregation of software from the network hardware (a.k.a Open Networking), speed and economy of the data center network and applications running on them have dramatically improved.
At the core of this new approach is the Cumulus Linux network operating system, offering the industry’s first true native Linux experience for networking. Cumulus Linux combines modern day software and OS architectures, an open framework for development with Linux and a real-time programmatic, seamless and automated model for cloud networking.
Take a look at the joint solutions between VMware and Cumulus Networks and how it can help you through the transition from legacy networking.
VMware vSphere is a cloud operating system that can manage large pools of virtualized computing infrastructure, including software and hardware. Cumulus Linux was designed specifically to help customers scale their virtualization strategies. vSphere ensures that workloads with different policy requirements can coexist and still be treated appropriately. The direct benefit of this approach is a higher server consolidation ratio, since servers can be consolidated based on workload and resource requirements instead of policy compliance requirements.