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Cumulus and Nutanix Team Up to Simplify Hyperconverged Infrastructure Networking

January 30, 2019 / Wylie Wong

Data center network software provider Cumulus Networks has partnered with Nutanix to simplify networking on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). Cumulus said Tuesday that it has integrated the Cumulus Linux operating system and NetQ management software with Nutanix’s Prism management software. As a result, data center operators deploying Nutanix-powered hyperconverged equipment can now provision and manage server, storage, and network resources through a single user interface, Cumulus CEO Josh Leslie explained. Network management is no longer in its own separate silo. “One of the challenges with HCI is that it simplifies compute and storage, but it doesn’t really address the networking part,” Leslie said in an interview with Data Center Knowledge. “That’s what this partnership is about. We help automate the process of plugging Nutanix systems into a network and scaling them. It makes the process of using Nutanix systems and the Cumulus switching fabr...