28 Jan POSITION PAPER: Dell Opens Datacenter Networking with Cumulus Networks

Highlights of the Dell – Cumulus Joint Announcement on 1/28/14

  • Dell and Cumulus Networks are partnering to enable the Cumulus Linux network operating system to be integrated on Dell Networking S4810 and S6000 switches
  • Dell is the first major networking vendor to offer a pre-installed Cumulus solution alongside its own networking operating system – straight from the factory
  • This partnership lets enterprises align their networking needs to application and network deployments with a factory integrated solution
  • Delivers a common acquisition, deployment and operational model for single source fulfillment and optimized supply chain

Table of Contents

  • Highlights of the Dell – Cumulus Joint Announcement on 1/28/14 Topline Observations
  • Why Was This Needed?
  • Important Information About This Paper
  • Dell Networking Switches
  • What is Cumulus Linux?
  • Enabling Network Choice
  • Changing Compute Landscape
  • The Customer Impact
  • Important Information About This Paper

Download this paper here.

Companies Referenced:

  • Cumulus
  • Dell
  • DreamHost
  • VMware