Cumulus Linux brings a versatile and open networking mannequin to the following technology of modular {hardware}, permitting enterprises to architect and design open networks with scale and operational effectivity in mindSan Jose, Calif., March 15, 2019 — Yesterday on the Open Compute Undertaking World Summit, Cumulus Networks, the chief in constructing open, fashionable and scalable networks, introduced that Cumulus Linux is the primary community working system to totally assist the Minipack, a subsequent technology modular swap platform. Developed by Fb and contributed to the Open Compute Undertaking, Minipack empowers organizations of all sizes to architect, design and scale their infrastructure with unprecedented flexibility, capability and interoperability.“Cumulus and Minipack will energy the following technology of knowledge middle structure,” mentioned JR Rivers, co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks. “The modular design of Minipack brings a extra open method to {hardware}, complimenting what Cumulus has been doing on the open networking facet for years with over 100 completely different cost-effective {hardware} choices. We’ve at all times believed that {hardware} is a vital a part of the open ecosystem, and thru our shut work with the groups at Fb, Edgecore and Broadcom, the supply of Minipack with Cumulus Linux is a market-leveler – bringing a brand new degree of management over value and operations that was beforehand solely accessible to the most important community operators.”Minipack is the business’s subsequent technology open modular swap, and mixed with Cumulus Linux, gives enterprises the flexibleness required for deploying the following technology of recent structure that helps higher-bandwidth, scalable functions. Based mostly on Broadcom’s StrataXGS Tomahawk© three Swap Sequence, Minipack is extra highly effective, occupies a smaller footprint and is more economical than conventional chassis platforms.“We’re excited to work with the neighborhood to develop an ecosystem round Minipack, the following technology of open, modular swap platforms that’s extra versatile, scalable and environment friendly for contemporary information facilities,” mentioned Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering at Fb. “Cumulus Networks is the business normal in open networking, and Cumulus Linux shall be a vital half in enabling Minipack to achieve its true potential in the neighborhood. Openness and collaboration assist organizations scale sooner, and by constructing our information facilities with absolutely open and disaggregated {hardware} and software program, we proceed to drive innovation and provides these designs to the neighborhood for others to make use of.”“Cumulus Linux working on Edgecore Minipack will present a easy, scalable resolution for community operators who want larger effectivity and scale. The platform caters to people who are keen to appreciate the advantages of disaggregation and wish a fully-supported resolution that’s straightforward to obtain and deploy,” mentioned George Tchaparian, CEO at Edgecore Networks. “Minipack and Cumulus are perfect for deploying the following technology of excessive capability information middle materials, Web exchanges, and excessive bandwidth service supplier infrastructures with the flexibleness and interoperability advantages of open networking.” “Open capability networks provide large alternative for elevated scale and innovation and it is nice to see the business assist this motion. With Cumulus Linux working on Minipack, enterprises can enhance their information middle capability and bandwidth whereas lowering their {hardware} footprint,” mentioned Ram Velaga, SVP and GM Switching Merchandise Division, Broadcom. “The StrataXGS Tomahawk three Swap Sequence – the business’s highest performing swap silicon – allows community operators to deploy networks that obtain subsequent degree of efficiency with the associated fee economics of service provider silicon.”Collectively, Cumulus Linux with Minipack is bringing modular design to fashionable information facilities that was as soon as solely accessible to the most important enterprises. Extra advantages and options embody:Scalability – Cumulus Networks EVPN is a subsequent technology control-plane resolution for VXLAN – deployed in L3, it’s extra agile and permits simplified troubleshooting, clear improve methods, and multi-vendor assist. Minipack follows the disaggregation ideas that enable prospects to keep up constant automated provisioning throughout all their switches of various form-factors (mounted or modular).Flexibility – Cumulus Linux permits for a single operational mannequin that spans throughout greater than 100 mounted and modular platforms, permitting for {hardware} and software program to be managed independently and at scale, with absolutely supported tooling and automation. Minipack delivers flexibility on the {hardware} facet by supporting a mixture of 100G and 400G Ethernet interfaces as much as a most of 128x100G or 32x400G ports. Operational Effectivity – Standardizing on Cumulus Linux and Minipack permits organizations to benefit from automation to restrict calls for on community engineers enabling them to deal with larger worth priorities, mitigate errors and assist operators handle extra switches successfully. By leveraging Tomahawk three chips, the business’s highest performing swap silicon, community operators can deploy extra environment friendly networks with the following degree of efficiency and benefit from the associated fee economies of service provider silicon. Go to Cumulus Networks at sales space C12 to see Cumulus Linux working on Minipack on the OCP World Summit. Pre-order Minipack with Cumulus Linux from Cumulus Networks or from a certified channel associate. About Cumulus NetworksCumulus Networks gives networking software program to design, run, and function fashionable information facilities which are easy, open, agile, resilient, and scalable. Cumulus Linux is the one open networking software program that means that you can affordably construct and effectively function your community just like the world’s largest information middle operators, unlocking vertical community stacks. Mixed with Cumulus NetQ, an operational administration device, organizations can benefit from deeper analytics and superior telemetry to extend visibility throughout the community and scale back imply time to decision. Cumulus Networks has greater than 1,500 prospects globally and has obtained enterprise funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Telstra Ventures, Peter Wagner, 4 of the unique VMware founders, amongst others. For extra data, please go to, the Cumulus Brand, CUMULUS NETWORKS, and the Rocket Turtle Brand (the “Marks”) are emblems and repair marks of Cumulus Networks, Inc. within the U.S. and different nations. You aren’t permitted to make use of the Marks with out the prior written consent of Cumulus Networks.Media ContactHighwire PR for [email protected]