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With Cumulus Linux, you can build a web-scale data center with all the scalability, efficiency and automation available to the largest data center operators in the world. You have the ability to: ■ ■ Customize your network applications ■ ■ Automate your configurations ■ ■ Choose whatever whitebox hardware you want — based on your budget and your needs ■ ■ Build a web-scale data center like the world's largest operators at a fraction of the cost As the new, modern way to build your network, web-scale networking gives you access to intelligent software, it's open and modular, and it allows you to automate and scale with ease. This short guide provides you with a condensed cheat sheet of things you should consider when designing your web-scale network. THIS DOCUMENT INCLUDES: Data Center Switches Oversubscription Calculations Common Host to ToR Network Types Terminology Clos Architecture Incremental Growth Optics and Cables TIA Standard Color Codes 40G and 100G as Leafs Port Configurations Networking Terminology Cheat Sheet YOUR REFERENCE SHEET FOR GOING WEB-SCALE WITH CUMULUS LINUX CUMULUS NETWORKS — NETWORKING TERMINOLOGY CHEAT SHEET Data Center Switches This section includes a sampling of common whitebox form-factors used in data center deployments. TYPICAL 1RU 1G TOR SWITCH 48 x 1Gbps RJ45 RJ45 Console USB 4 x 10Gbps SFP+ eth0 RJ45 1Gbps OOB port TYPICAL 1RU 10G -T TOR SWITCH 48 x 10G-T RJ45 RJ45 Console USB eth0 RJ45 1Gbps OOB port (4 or 6) x 40Gbps QSFP+ TYPICAL 1RU 10G TOR SWITCH 48 x 10Gbps SFP+ RJ45 Console USB (4 or 6) x 40Gbps QSFP+ eth0 RJ45 1Gbps OOB port TYPICAL 1RU 40G (LEAF/SPINE) SWITCH 32 x 40Gbps QSFP+ USB RJ45 Console eth0 RJ45 1Gbps OOB port TYPICAL 1RU 100G (LEAF/SPINE) SWITCH USB 32 x 100Gbps QSFP28 RJ45 Console eth0 RJ45 1Gbps OOB port

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