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NCLU Smooths Networking Transition to Cumulus Linux

The communication industry is embracing Linux-based switch hardware and software to build affordable, agile and high-capacity networks. However, to maximize operational efficiency, IT engineers need not only advanced network functions, but also more concise command line interfaces and configuration approaches - because even the command lines of various Linux-based switches are similar, not all the engineers are necessary with a Linux background. To simplify network configuration and make Cumulu...
Posted on February 16, 2019 By FS.COM
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Does an Open Switch With Cumulus Linux Equal a Proprietary Switch?

As you may know that open network is a hot topic these days. It is enabled by several parts such as open source software, open compute hardware, etc. Under this trend, another related topic, open switch, has caught much attention as well. Then, what is open switch? How does it differ from the traditional proprietary switch? In this post, we will focus on the comparison on a proprietary switch (Cisco, Juniper and HPE switches, etc.) and an open switch preloaded with the open source software Cumul...
Posted on February 16, 2019 By FS.COM
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100G Switch: Bare Metal One or Preloaded Cumulus Linux or ICOS?

100G switches, sounds futuristic? Not really, 100G is here and being deployed. Actually, since 2015, companies like Google, Microsoft or Amazon have started their migration toward 100G. And many of their 100G deployments adopted 100G open source switches for web-scale or hyper-converged data center architectures. However, there are many choices on the market, such as the brite box switch that preloaded with open source software like Cumulus Linux or ICOS and etc, and the bare metal switch withou...
Posted on February 8, 2019 By FS.COM
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Is Open Switch Ready for Enterprise Network?

In the networking realm, the term open switch gets thrown around often. Based on a complete separation of switch hardware and software, open networking switch is gaining more traction in the data center hardware world. This is by building a scalable, programmable and agile network with simplified operation and management. It is reshaping the landscape of networking while being a disruptive rival to those established, proprietary switch vendors. So what is special about an open switch? Is it the ...
Posted on January 30, 2019 By FS.COM
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25G NIC - the Highly Effective Path Towards 100G Network

25G and 40G are competing with each other during the upgrading from 10G to 100G in data centers. Increasingly more people are in favour of 25GbE joined by the endorsement of 25G by large cloud providers such as Google and Microsoft, it seems that 25G will finally surpass 40G as the most deployed server with great access speed. Therefore, 25G products keep popping up in the market. One key component in the entire 25G/100G structure is the 25G NIC. This post will shed light on the little flat card...
Posted on January 25, 2019 By FS.COM
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FS N-Series Switches with Cumulus Linux: What Function Do You Expect?

Today’s world is all about open, and the trend has spread to varied fields. The network is no exception. Till now, we have had the open source software, open source hardware, open source switch, and open source operating system. In response to the expansion of open source network, FS released N-series bare metal switches which leave room for customers to configure their desirable network switches. FS has added the Cumulus Linux to the switches.Overview of FS N-series Switches with Cumulus LinuxF...
Posted on December 23, 2018 By FS.COM
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Cumulus Linux: A Powerful ONOS for Network

At present, the network switch in the market usually comes with two operating systems (OS). One is proprietary OS, which is designed, developed and sold by a particular enterprise. The other is open source OS, which can be used, changed, and shared by any vendors, and it is less costly than proprietary OS. Therefore, open source OS is more and more popular. Based on ONIE (Network Install Environment), there are multiple open source operating systems. Among them, Cumulus Linux is a powerful Open ...
Posted on December 20, 2018 By FS.COM
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Why FS Adds Cumulus Support to the N-series Data Center Switches

Open source networking is becoming the new norm in the world of computing. Based on complete separation between hardware and software, it is valued for the ability to deliver an agile, scalable and programmable network that can quickly adapt to the changing requirements. The networking industry is making a decisive move toward open switch: web-scale giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon is integrating open networking switches in their data center. And reputable hardware providers like Cisco, J...
Posted on December 19, 2018 By FS.COM
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NAS vs Server: Which Is Right for You?

Data storage is a vital part of any enterprise because it’s imperative to distribute data quickly and safely backup the vital information of the business. As your business grows, so does your need for more sophisticated storage facilities, especially when you have employees who require access to large amounts of information in the office and off-site. NAS (Network-attached Storage) and storage server are two main storage options for data access, storage and sharing. NAS vs server, which is right...
Posted on October 11, 2018 By FS.COM