Yahoo! JAPAN Demonstrates an Array of SDN Solutions From CTC and Big Switch Networks at Interop Japan

Yahoo! JAPAN Demonstrates an Array of SDN Solutions From CTC and Big Switch 
Networks at Interop Japan 
TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 --   Interop Japan -- Yahoo! JAPAN
and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) are jointly
demonstrating an array of Software-Defined Network solutions for
interconnecting data centers at scale using Big Switch Networks Big
Network Controller and Switch Light at the Interop trade show here
this week [CTC Booth @SDN ShowCase]. 
"The demonstration shows the power of using Big Switch Networks
Switch Light OpenFlow-based thin switching software on 'bare metal'
switches, dramatically reducing operational costs through centralized
provisioning; enabling choice in networking hardware; and enabling
rapid customer service provisioning," said Jason Matlof, Big Switch
Networks vice president of marketing. "CTC's focus on delivering an
agile IT infrastructure is a driving force in bringing the power of
SDN into the Japanese market, and we are very pleased to be
presenting this demonstration with them." 
"Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is at the core of our vision
for how IT infrastructure will be automatically administered by
software, and we are confident that the advanced and open
architecture of the Big Switch Networks product suite will lead SDI,"
said Toshiharu Chuman, General Manager of Enterprise Systems
Promotion Division, CTC.  
About Big Switch Open SDN Suite
 Big Switch Networks is the leading
platform-independent SDN vendor. The Open SDN Suite is built around
the Big Network Controller, which provides a common data model and
policy abstraction for all the network fabric elements. Big Network
Controller creates a universal network abstraction by leveraging
industry standards and open APIs, which enables universal
programmability of the entire network with a single software
application. Big Network Controller enables a broad range of network
applications that are included in the suite, including Big Virtual
Switch, a network virtualization application and Big Tap, a network
monitoring application. 
About Big Switch Networks
 Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open
Software-Defined Networking. The company's Open SDN platform embraces
industry standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral
support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big
Switch Networks Open SDN Suite supports a broad range of networking
applications, including network virtualization for public and private
cloud data centers built on OpenStack, CloudStack and other
platforms. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over
$45M from Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla
Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. For additional information
follow us @bigswitch or visit: bigswitch.com  
About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
 Established in 1972,
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) provides advanced IT
solutions to enhance enterprise network systems, and offers various
outsourcing services, such as operations by its own data centers. CTC
supports such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting,
finance, retail, distribution, manufacturing, education, government,
medicine, pharmaceutical, chemicals and apparel. CTC has formed
partnerships with more than hundreds leading IT companies from all
over the world. These partnerships range from those with global
multinational IT companies to those with highly focused venture
businesses. Around 7,000 people work for CTC throughout Japan, and
our service edge lies in offering one-stop 7 x 24 support in
approximately 100 service centers. 
Big Switch Networks, Big Network Controller, Big Tap, Big Virtual
Switch, Switch Light, Floodlight and Open SDN are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other
trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service
marks are the property of their respective owners.  
Big Switch Networks Contact: 
Ellen Roeckl 
ellen@bigswitch.com 
(408) 857-9718