Big Switch Networks Expands Japanese SDN Market Presence Through New Partnership With UNIADEX

Big Switch Networks Expands Japanese SDN Market Presence Through New 
Partnership With UNIADEX 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/13 --  Big Switch
Networks today announced a new distribution agreement with leading
Japanese distributor and system integrator UNIADEX, Ltd. to carry the
company's portfolio of Open SDN Fabric Solutions. The partnership
allows Big Switch to further penetrate the rapidly growing Japanese
SDN market, and will provide Japanese enterprise and data center
customers with a powerful combination of breakthrough technology and
advanced systems integration and support.  
UNIADEX will provide SDN integration and support services for
customers looking to adopt SDN, and will focus on the enterprise and
education segments using Big Switch Networks Open SDN solutions to
deliver flexible control and centralized and consolidated management
that overcomes many of the major challenges posed by conventional IP
network products. Customers gain system management automation through
Big Switch's monitoring fabric and orchestration with cloud software
tools, enabling them to build data centers with greater capabilities
and features at lower capital and operational costs.  
"Support and systems integration capabilities are critical to helping
customers adopt new SDN technologies, so we are very happy to be
working with a leading partner like UNIADEX," said Mansour Karam,
vice president of business development and strategic alliances. "This
partnership helps us expand our presence in Japan and together, we
will continue to grow the very promising Japanese SDN market."  
"We are very excited to partner with Big Switch Networks to bring
innovative and groundbreaking technologies to our customers," said
Tsuneo Toh, Managing Director and Corporate Officer of UNIADEX. "The
Open SDN solution by Big Switch Networks and the advanced quality
system integration and support service by UNIADEX will enhance the
Japanese market by creating a new path to the significant value of
Software Defined Networking." 
About Big Switch Open SDN Suite 
Big Switch Networks is the leader in open source Software-Defined
Networking (SDN) products, delivering unmatched network agility,
choice in networking hardware, and optimized network operations. The
company's Open SDN(TM) solutions offer an OpenFlow switch fabric that
can run on bare metal switches and hypervisor virtual switches, and
enables a wide variety of SDN network applications including data
center network virtualization and network monitoring.  
About Big Switch Networks 
Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open Software-Defined
Networking. The company's Open SDN solutions embrace industry
standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral support for
both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch
Networks Open SDN solutions support 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
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UNIADEX, Ltd. was established in 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Nihon Unisys, Ltd. to take over Nihon Unisys' network related and
open service network businesses. Currently UNIADEX is operating ICT
management services, ICT support services, ICT facility services as
well as network integration services after strong mergers in Nihon
Unisys group. With 2,700 employees, national IT infrastructure
support in 180 locations, global support in over 130 countries, high
customer satisfactions, vender-neutral position and revenues of 97.0
billion yen in FY2012, UNIADEX is a leader in planning, designing and
developing information and communication network systems. 
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 
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