|By Business Wire||
|February 26, 2014 04:00 AM EST||
Cumulus Networks, the company bringing the power of Linux to networking, and Hammer, the number one European storage distributor, today announced a new partner agreement focused on the distribution of Cumulus®Linux® across UK and the rest of Europe.
Following announcements with VMware, Broadcom and Open Compute Project Foundation last year, the establishment of a fast growing reseller programme and – most recently – alliances with Dell and CTC Japan, the new partnership with Hammer will support Cumulus Networks’ global mission to bring the open revolution to the network. The company has created an all-new supply chain for enterprise organisations, giving customers the ability to pick and choose the solutions best suited for their networking needs and move away from vendor lock-in with their incumbents. The benefits include more cost effective, reliable and simpler platforms that can be implemented in next generation datacentre design.
For over 20 years, Hammer has been at the forefront of the server, data storage and high performance computing market. The company offers a world-class portfolio of technology manufacturers backed by a value-add approach; delivering innovative and scalable storage, server and networking solutions to companies of every size. Hammer aligns products and solutions to the needs of both individual companies and vertical markets; enabling its partners to gain a technical, commercial and competitive business advantage. By combining industry-leading technology, solution-specific pre-sales service, in-depth technical support and ultimate solution flexibility, Hammer assists datacentre and channel partners in delivering the most comprehensive solutions to their customers.
“ESG research indicates organisations in Western Europe have a larger datacentre footprint as compared to their North American counterparts and are spending a greater portion of their IT budget on new technology projects/purchases (44% vs. 36% respectively),” said Bob Laliberte, Sr. Analyst of Networking, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Furthermore, these organisations report that business process improvement is the top justification for IT projects to the business, followed closely by reducing operational expenses. Therefore, innovative solutions, like those delivered by Cumulus Networks and Hammer - that can cost effectively improve a business processes and make IT more responsive - should be well received.”
Through its partnership with Hammer, Cumulus Networks will be able to fulfill demand for Cumulus Linux and bare metal networking to organisations across the region. The companies will also recruit and work with resellers across the region to support local sales.
“Cumulus Networks’ approach towards bringing a native Linux experience to networking is ground-breaking, giving back to datacentre managers control, flexibility and choice when it comes to managing their network infrastructure,” said Tom Cox, Server Product and Solution Sales Manager at Hammer. “Cumulus Networks is a crucial piece of our all-encompassing portfolio. We believe that Cumulus Networks will be an integral part of our end-to-end suite of solutions covering the full spectrum of datacentre requirements. We are proud to take Cumulus Linux to market and we are excited to enable both new and existing customers with an opportunity to benefit from this revolutionary, versatile, and cost-effective software model.”
“‘Choice’ is the operative word in today’s datacentre,” said Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Business, Cumulus Networks. “Demand for more choice is at a global scale. We are excited to be working with a clear market leader like Hammer to extend Cumulus Linux and the benefits of bare metal networking to the European market. The opportunity in the UK and the rest of Europe is expanding rapidly and this partnership helps us work more closely with organisations that can realize the benefits of Linux and modern networking architectures.”
Cumulus Linux will be featured in a live demo at the Hammer booth, stand 427, at Cloud Expo 2014 Summit in London on February 26th and 27th 2014, where attendees will be able to see the future of open networking first-hand.
Pricing and Availability
For details on purchasing Cumulus Linux please contact Hammer by visiting the Cumulus microsite: http://www.hammerplc.com/cumulus
About Cumulus Networks
Cumulus Networks is bringing the Linux revolution to 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 center. Just as Linux completely transformed the economics and innovation on the server side of the data center, Cumulus Linux will do the same for the network. It is radically reducing the costs and complexities of operating modern data center networks for service providers and enterprises. Cumulus Networks has received venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Peter Wagner and four of the original VMware founders.
Cumulus Networks is a contributing member of the Open Compute Project, an open source hardware and software project whose members include Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Baidu, Fidelity and Microsoft.
Hammer is a leading specialist storage distributor. Its success is based on a total commitment to storage, combined with unrivalled technical knowledge and customer service quality in providing data storage for any storage requirement. Recognized for its commitment to innovation, Hammer works closely with selected world-class vendors and market-leading resellers and integrators. It also develops and provides flexible and bespoke storage solutions for all markets. Founded in 1991 and a privately owned company, Hammer has its headquarters in Basingstoke, England, with a staff of 130+, and has increasing European presence with offices in the Nordics, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany.
The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis.
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