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[TECH] Pica8 & Cumulus Networks
An easy start with Cumulus can be their VirtualBox image which can be found
This allows an easy start for a small evaluation PoC.
On 3 November 2015 at 01:35, Ian Clark <ian.clark at dreamhost.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 11:53 PM, Yoann THOMAS <ythomas at castle-it.fr>
> > Hello everyone,
> > Under a Cloud project I ask myself to use equipment based on the Pica8 or
> > Cumulus Networks.
> > All in order to mount a Spine & Leaf architecture
> > - Spine 40Gbps
> > - Leaf in 10Gbps
> > Someone of you there a feedback on this equipment.
> We've had a lot of success running Cumulus gear in cloudy production
> environments. They're easy to manage with infrastructure automation tools
> and perform as well as any other switch with the same hardware. There are
> a few features missing from the current general availability code (VRF is
> the main one for us), but the guys and gals at Cumulus are pretty
> responsive to requests for new features and I know that VRF is on its way.
> The main advantage IMO is the huge price break for 10g and 40g ports when
> compared with the other major players.
> Ian Clark
> Lead Network Engineer