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Cumulus Networks and Dell EMC extend joint benefits of open networking to campus networks

Cumulus Networks and Dell EMC extend joint benefits of open networking to campus networks
The Siliconreview
21 October, 2019

Cumulus Networks, the leaders in building open, modern, reliable, and scalable networks today announced the availability of Cumulus Linux and NetQ for enterprises looking to extend the benefits of open and disaggregated networking from their data centers to their campus networks using a single fabric. Cumulus says that it will “modernize” the campus network by removing complexity, simplifying operations and improving reliability and performance, and will achieve this with DevOps practices such as Infrastructure-as-Code, deeper network visibility and standards-based infrastructure with a two-tier leaf-spine architecture.

Cumulus Linux is the only open networking software that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data center and campus operators, unlocking vertical network stacks.

Campus networks have traditionally been hindered by complexity, legacy architectures and a myriad of unnecessary features. Together, Cumulus Networks and Dell EMC will be able to simplify campus network architectures by offering a uniform operating model that streamlines operations through automation and orchestration, reduces operational expenses by minimizing time to troubleshoot, and eliminates costly support renewals from legacy vendors.

The company believes that this will streamline operations through automation and orchestration, reduce operational expenses by minimizing the need for IT support, and help eliminate expensive support renewals from “legacy vendors.” This opens the door to a simplified network that is open, feature-rich, flexible and resilient, saidPartho Mishra, President and Chief Product Officer at Cumulus Networks.