Cumulus Networks Partners with HPE to Deliver Open Storage Networking

Cumulus Networks, a company that provides networking software to design, run, and operate “modern” data centers, has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to bring open, highly automated and scalable storage networking solutions to rapidly expanding data centers.

Josh Leslie
“The combination of Cumulus Linux and NetQ with HPE’s M-Series Ethernet Switches now provides organizations a more open, flexible networking fabric that is predictable, scalable, and reliable to help drive businesses forward,” said Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks.

With the continued growth of data and companies taking advantage of new technologies such as AI, 5G and IoT, businesses would need more options to handle the new demands being placed on the network. As of today, HPE’s StoreFabric M-Series Ethernet Switches will run Cumulus Linux and NetQ, delivering a flexible networking fabric that would be “predictable, scalable and reliable.”

 “Many modern data centers feature all flash storage architectures designed to meet the needs of high-performance applications, but what’s often limited these applications from reaching their true potential was networking,” said Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks. “The combination of Cumulus Linux and NetQ with HPE’s M-Series Ethernet Switches now provides organizations a more open, flexible networking fabric that is predictable, scalable, and reliable to help drive businesses forward.”

M-Series Switches

Designed for the highest performance and most scalable storage workloads, the M-Series switches with Cumulus Linux and NetQ would provide the highest bandwidth and the lowest-latency for a “cost-effective” solution to connect primary, secondary, hyperconverged, NAS or object storage systems. These switches would be ideal for building an Ethernet Storage Fabric (ESF).

With open networking, customers can choose the components that best fit their needs in order to optimize and automate their data centers. The integrated combination of M-Series Ethernet Switches and Cumulus Networks is the ideal way to achieve agility, providing customers with increased choice and the ability to tune their data center networks to their requirements to improve pace of innovation, efficiency and automation.

“Storage networks built on M-series switches deliver high levels of performance and ultra-low latency,” said Marty Lans, General Manager Storage Connectivity, HPE. “Adding Cumulus Linux and NetQ to the M-series now provides enterprises with greater network flexibility, increased scale, and deeper levels of automation making this a compelling solution for Ethernet Storage Fabrics.”

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