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NVIDIA To Acquire Cumulus

by Adam Armstrong
NVIDIA Acquire Cumulus

Today NVIDA announced its intent to acquire Cumulus Networks. NVIDIA isn’t exactly on an acquisition frenzy, but they did recently acquire Mellanox as well. While the Mellanox deal went for just shy of $7 billion, there doesn’t seem to be a word yet on the price tag of Cumulus.

Today NVIDA announced its intent to acquire Cumulus Networks. NVIDIA isn’t exactly on an acquisition frenzy, but they did recently acquire Mellanox as well. While the Mellanox deal went for just shy of $7 billion, there doesn’t seem to be a word yet on the price tag of Cumulus.

NVIDIA Acquire Cumulus

Founded in 2010 by JR Rivers and Nolan Leake, Cumulus Networks started to change the way networking is addressed. The company focused on infrastructure specifically simplicity, transparency, and scalability in the data center. The company created the ONIE environment that is a software foundation for Mellanox’s bare-metal switches. Cumulus also has a realtime network monitoring and analytics tool, NetQ, that just hit its 3.0 release. The company has grown to have 1,800 customers, over 30% of the Fortune 50 are part of those customers.

As the above suggests, NVIDIA acquiring Cumulus makes more sense seeing how tied they are to Mellanox. Mellanox and Cumulus have worked together since 2013, when the former began its Open Ethernet strategy. The acquisition will continue to augment NVIDIA’s approach to creating both the hardware and software for accelerated computing.

Little to no details were given on pricing or timing of the deal.

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