Open networking technology offers scalability and flexibility in the modern data centre
Cumulus Networks, the leader in building open, modern, and scalable networks, and Infradata, a leading European provider of cyber security and cloud networking solutions, have announced a new strategic partnership. By using the open networking software from Cumulus, Infradata is able to continue to innovate and support its European customers in their growth plans.
Open Networking technology
Powerful automation of network tasks and investments in new technologies are necessary for operators to remain competitive. Current market conditions mean that margins and profit are under pressure; while service provisioning expectations are increasingly high. New and innovative operational models are therefore essential for operators to attract and retain customers.
One example of this kind of technology is the open networking operating system Cumulus Linux. By using open networking technology and premium brand industry-standard hardware, complexity is reduced and performance and reliability are enhanced. With Cumulus' solutions, Infradata customers can build network infrastructures that guarantee scalability, flexibility and far-reaching automation.
“It is good to note that the appreciation of open network technology among the important cloud networking integrators is increasing. They are closely following developments in that area,” says Robby van Roosmalen, Sales Director Netherlands at Cumulus Networks. “The high-quality solutions from Cumulus in combination with the specialist knowledge in the field of cloud networking and cyber security at Infradata have the result that organisations can be completely unburdened. We are very happy with this promising cooperation.”
“The Cumulus channel community continues to go from strength to strength across Europe. We are delighted to be working with the Infradata team, who bring the business intelligence, technical skills and true passion for open networking that we look for in our selective focus partner relationships. We are excited to see how our collaboration with Infradata develops as we drive for mutual success in the market.” Lara O’Brien, Senior Director Worldwide Partnerships, Cumulus Networks.
Mohamed El Haddouchi, CTO of Infradata Group: "With our established name and focus on innovation we see the networking market shifting rapidly towards open networking. This means that the role of the integrator is changing. Different vendor solutions are being integrated, as are the functionalities of various manufacturers. The question that then arises is: who will take responsibility for the solution? This role is reserved for an integrator like Infradata. The importance of this role is growing and we have a strong need for a collaboration partner such as Cumulus Networks. We see many opportunities to continue to distinguish ourselves together in the network environment and look forward to the next steps in this collaboration".
About Cumulus Networks
Cumulus Networks was founded in 2010 by experienced network engineers from Cisco and VMware and developed the first true, complete Linux operating system for network hardware - Cumulus Linux. It now serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide, 35% of which are in the Fortune 50. Cumulus Networks provides networking software to design, manage and operate a modern data centre and campus networks that are simple, open, flexible, resilient and scalable.
Just as Linux has transformed the TCO and accelerated the pace of innovation on the server-side of the data centre, Cumulus Linux does the same for the network side. Cumulus dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of modern data centre networks and enables the true promise of the software-defined data centre.
Combined with Cumulus NetQ, a highly scalable set of network management tools, organizations can accelerate the implementation of open networks and reduce average resolution time.