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
Website www.cumulusnetworks.com

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.

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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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