Cumulus Networks

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Cumulus Networks
Type Private company
Industry Networking software, Cloud Networking
Founded January 2010
Headquarters Mountain View, California, USA
Key people JR Rivers, CEO,
Nolan Leake, CTO,
Dinesh Dutt, Chief Scientist,
Reza Malekzadeh, VP of Business,
Jason Martin, VP of Customer Experience,
Shrijeet Mukherjee, VP of Software Engineering
Products Operating System for Switches

Cumulus Networks is a computer software company headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA. The company designs and sells a Linux operating system for industry standard network switches to deliver networking solutions for large datacenter, cloud computing, and enterprise environments.

Corporate history[edit]

Cumulus Networks was founded by JR Rivers and Nolan Leake in 2010. The company raised a first round of seed funding in 2012.[1] Cumulus Networks emerged publicly in June 2013[2] after previously operating in stealth mode.[3] [4] .[5] The company is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Peter Wagner and 4 of the 5 original VMware founders.[6][7]


  • Cumulus Linux - a Linux Operating System for industry standard switch hardware. Cumulus claims that its Switch operating system is different from other network Operating Systems because it is Linux.[8]


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