I recently caught up with Cumulus Networks to find out how its Cumulus Express program is going. Cumulus Express sells white box switches that are pre-bundled with Cumulus Linux, the company’s network OS.
The Express program is a bit of a departure from Cumulus’s original go-to-market strategy, which was based around disaggregating the switch software and hardware. Cumulus still offers its software as a stand-alone package, but the Express program is designed to help customers get rolling with Cumulus more quickly.
I spoke with Cumulus CEO Josh Leslie to get an update on the Express program, what the company has learned, and how it affects its relationship with other technology partners.