Cumulus VX Stimulates Open Networking Platform

By CIOReview | Friday, August 14, 2015
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Cumulus Networks, open source networking solution provider announces the launch of Cumulus VX (Virtual Experience) facilitating cloud and networking experts a zero cost way to test open networking environments with support of its Open Networking Community.

The tool is a free virtual appliance designed to provide a new way for data center cloud administrators and network engineers to learn, implement prototype and develop open networking concepts at their own environment without needing to invest in hardware.

The technology enables the IT and network professionals to learn and become more familiar with open networking. Customers can also shorten the evaluation cycle by testing Cumulus Linux or RMP features and functionalities. They can minimize errors and time of production by leveraging the technology to experiment and design rollouts.

Cumulus VX is not developed for production usage but it allows networking experts to test and configure traditional networking protocols like BGP and MLAG and also in Prescriptive Topology Manager (PTM). The tool supports the development of custom, portable application that seamlessly transfers Cumulus technologies.

The VX version runs in a number of virtual environments such as Virtualbox, KVM, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware ESXi as well as with GNS3 and Vagrat.

“Open networking is the future. We’re seeing firsthand how organizations of all sizes benefit from embracing it. With Cumulus VX, we’re removing all economic and organizational barriers to make it easier than ever for people who are interested in open networking to try it out,” says Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Business, Cumulus Networks.