About Cumulus

Cumulus Networks® is transforming networking with the industry’s first, full-featured Linux operating system for networking hardware.

As application requirements continue to grow, businesses are looking for ways to scale data centres and provide more efficient automation of agile, resilient and fast networks in a cost-efficient manner.

Cumulus Networks Unleashes the power of Open Networking. Founded by veteran networking engineers from Cisco and VMware, Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software defined data centre. Just as Linux completely transformed the economics and innovation on the server side of the data centre, Cumulus Linux is doing the same for the network. It is radically reducing the costs and complexities of operating modern data centre networks for service providers and businesses of all sizes. Cumulus Networks has received venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Peter Wagner and four of the original VMware founders.

JR Rivers - Co-Founder and CTO

JR is a co-founder and CTO of the company where he works on company, technology, and product direction. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He's worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR's early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco's Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern datacenter.

JR Rivers

Nolan Leake - Co-Founder

Nolan is the co-founder of Cumulus Networks where he is involved in the technical direction and product roadmap. Prior to Cumulus, he founded a distributed storage start-up called Tile Networks. His work there led him to realize how unsuitable existing networking equipment is for the data-center of the future (which Cumulus Networks aims to rectify). Prior to that, he had a research role at Nuova Systems, and a technical leadership role at cluster-virtualization pioneer 3Leaf Systems. He did early work on virtualization at VMware.

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Nolan Leake