Cumulus Networks

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Cumulus Networks
Private company
Industry Networking software, Cloud Networking
Founded January 2010
Headquarters Mountain View, California, USA
Key people
Josh Leslie, CEO,
JR Rivers, CTO & Co-Founder,
Nolan Leake, Co-Founder
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.


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]

In 2014 Dell made a deal with Cumulus to offer the option of the Cumulus Linux network OS with their switches.[8]

In 2015, Hewlett Packard Enterprise made a deal with Cumulus Networks to offer Cumulus Linux on their Altoline switches.[9]

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