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"We haven't had to hire a dedicated network engineer because NSX handles 90 percent of it. The reduced overhead in terms of managing networks has been the biggest plus.""We have saved man-hours and decreased our security exposure.""We can't go without NSX, so it's invaluable from this perspective.""The solution is very expensive.""The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."

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Overview

Cumulus Networks is leading the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. Our networking switching software, Cumulus Linux, is the only solution that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data center operators — unlocking vertical network stacks.

With Cumulus Linux, our customers can run their data center networks the way Google and Facebook have done for years, highly automated, without all the development time or expensive, specialized hardware.

The network is a critical part of the data center that has traditionally been a bottleneck for rapid deployment of applications. We believe in completely transforming the industry by enabling a web-scale IT architectural approach that brings efficiency and flexibility to the network.

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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Perth Radiological Clinic, Medallia, Faithlife, Ooyala, NephoScale, DreamHost, SFMIXCity of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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Retailer27%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider29%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
Retailer4%
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Small Business25%
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Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business22%
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Cumulus Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 21 reviews. Cumulus Networks is rated 0.0, while VMware NSX is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Enables us to identify problems before they manifest, but they should develop more advanced features". Cumulus Networks is most compared with Pica8, Big Switch Networks, Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco Cariden and Meraki SD-WAN, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Tetration and Cisco SD-WAN.

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