Cumulus Networks announced a big milestone for its Linux operating system for data center networking: well over 1 million switch ports worldwide.
The company said its customers range in size from webscale to small business across many industries.
Cumulus Networks now supports 16 hardware platforms, two CPU architectures and five hardware vendors.
“Just over a year ago, we brought the transformational impact of Linux out of the data center and introduced it to networking, and enterprises have responded well to its promise of breaking vendor lock-in, increasing performance and significantly reducing hardware costs,” said JR Rivers, co-founder and CEO, Cumulus Networks. “Our continued expansion is a testament to the growing demand in the industry for solutions that empower more choice, ease and flexibility within their data centers. It is now just as easy to choose Cumulus Linux as it is any other solution, and customers are overwhelmingly deciding against vendor lock-in.”