Building an Efficient, Affordable Data Center Network Using Web-Scale Principles

March 6th, 2017 · 27 mins 53 secs

About this Episode

In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we spoke to Josh Leslie, Chief Executive Officer, and JR Rivers, CTO and Cofounder, of Cumulus Networks.

We discussed how to best define web-scale networking, and how Cumulus Linux is different from traditional networking solutions. They spoke to the need for inter-system communication for new workloads, and how that factors into building a software-defined data center. They told us about their recent product release Cumulus Express, as well as their announcement around Facebook’s Backpack, an open network chassis. Our conversation included points about hyper-converged infrastructure, customer roadblocks, and the roadmap for Cumulus Networks.