Cumulus Networks announced a set of enterprise data center capabilities including support for x86 CPU architectures.
Some key additions in Cumulus Linux 2.2:
- Network virtualization-optimized 10G SFP+ platform with hardware VXLAN support — Penguin Computing Arctica 4806XP
- Improved Linux networking experience, bringing scalable and simplified interface configuration for networking devices (ifupdown2)
- Simplified operations and workflow with Prescriptive Topology Manager (PTM)
- Lightweight, consistent fast link failure detection mechanism with Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
- Improved routing table scale leveraging the algorithmic LPM (ALPM) table
- Solutions for dual-attached servers, from Layer 2 bonding to Layer 3 ECMP options (Host HA)
- Overlay solution for L2 cloud services on bare metal switches, Lightweight Network Virtualization (LNV)
- Network traffic visibility through sFlow with InMon’s open source Host sFlow agent
- Turnkey infrastructure as a service (IaaS) integration with MetaCloud OpenStack private cloud.
“Cumulus Linux 2.2 is another milestone towards fulfilling the promise of an open ecosystem within the data center,” said Shrijeet Mukherjee, VP Engineering Cumulus Networks. “We continue to demonstrate strong execution to our existing customers while bringing our solution to a new audience of enterprise customers looking for choice, rapid application integration and more flexibility with modern data center designs.”