Cumulus Networks Unveils Its 4th-Generation of Open, Modern Network Software

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A new press release reports, “Cumulus Networks, the leaders in building open, modern, and scalable networks, today released Cumulus Linux 4.0 and NetQ 2.4 – the most stable, reliable, and feature-rich software stack yet. Included in the cutting-edge enhancements are support for the most diverse switch silicon, the industry’s best EVPN implementation for L2/L3 connectivity, increased visibility and troubleshooting with a cloud-based deployment model of NetQ, the most comprehensive end-to-end network automation, and a single fabric across data center and campus networking environments. As a result of nearly 10 years of focused development, Cumulus Linux 4.0 is the most reliable and performant version ever. With this fourth-generation release, Cumulus will continue to enable customers to meet modern network challenges with the best networking software designed to run and operate today’s data center and campus environments.”

The release continues, “Cumulus Linux 4.0 includes: (1) Support for the widest range of hardware platforms: 134 platforms across 14 ASICs. (2) Newly added support for Mellanox’s Spectrum-2 chipset for faster performance, Broadcom’s Qumran chipset for deep buffering at the top of rack, Facebook’s Minipack– an open, modular chassis with a single 12.8TB chip, and additional campus networking platforms with Dell. (3) Migration to the latest, and most advanced, Linux kernel for greater route scale, the latest security updates, and thousands of contributions from the broader Linux community. (4) Support for SwitchDev, an open source in-kernel abstraction model, providing a standardized way to program switch ASICs and speed development time. (5) Enhancements to our EVPN implementation (EVPN-PIM and EVPN multi-homing) for Layer 2/Layer3 connectivity, making it the simplest, most scalable, and easiest to configure EVPN solution.”

Read more at Real Wire.

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