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February 13, 2016 4:49 AM ET


Company Overview of Big Switch Networks Inc.

Company Overview

Big Switch Networks Inc. provides data center architecture enabled by bare metal fabrics worldwide. The company offers SDN products, including Big Tap Monitoring Fabric, a network monitoring solution that enables tapping traffic everywhere in the network and delivers it to various troubleshooting, network monitoring, application performance monitoring, or security tools; and Big Cloud Fabric that includes a logically centralized and hierarchically implemented SDN controller, bare metal leaf and spine switch hardware, Switch Light operating system, an SDN vSwitch for unified P+V Clos designs, and OpenStack plug-in for integration with various distributions of OpenStack. Its Big Cloud Fabric i...

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Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Big Switch Networks Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Member of The Board of Directors
Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Support
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Head of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Big Switch Networks Inc. Key Developments

Mayflex Signs an Agreement with Big Switch Networks

Mayflex has signed an agreement with Big Switch Networks. With roots in the original Stanford research team that invented Software Defined Networking (SDN), the company is widely considered one of the original SDN pioneers with broadest portfolios of enabling technologies for SDN.

Big Switch Advances Network Transformation with New Innovations in SDN Fabrics and First Elastic Pricing Model for SDN

Big Switch Networks announced significant advancements to its SDN fabric products and introduced first hyperscale-inspired elastic pricing structure. The latest developments come just one year after Big Switch introduced its vision to make hyperscale-style networking accessible to all organizations. Through an external SDN controller, advanced fabric design and open networking (bare metal) hardware, Big Switch's SDN solutions accelerate network transformations in mainstream enterprise and carrier data centers. Organizations can now deploy next-generation networks that deliver the benefits of centralized management, network automation and reduced CapEx with open networking switch economics. Big Cloud Fabric 3.0 delivers unified physical + virtual SDN fabric for deploying resilient OpenStack clouds. Big Switch's Switch Light software is deployed on open networking switches (Switch Light OS) as well as on virtualized KVM servers (Switch Light VX). Its OpenStack Neutron plugin for L2/L3 networking provides resiliency necessary for production-grade OpenStack deployments. The Big Cloud Fabric 3.0 Controller acts as the single pane of glass for provisioning, troubleshooting, visibility and analytics of the entire physical and virtual network environment. In addition, Big Cloud Fabric 3.0 deepens its integration across multiple VMware products in support of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). This includes natively supporting advanced network automation and deep visibility for vSphere environments, now including vSphere 6; as well as support for VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO). Big Monitoring Fabric (formerly Big Tap) is a next-generation network packet broker (NPB) that leverages SDN principles and Open Networking switches to provide scale-out data center monitoring at 30% of the cost of traditional NPBs. Popular customer use cases for Big Monitoring Fabric include: Pervasive monitoring, remote monitoring, mobile/LTE monitoring & DMZ /Inline security. Big Monitoring Fabric innovations include: Support for scale-out and low cost monitoring services such as de-duplication and packet modification with an x86 service node, with the Big Monitoring Fabric controller acting as the single pane of glass for both monitoring fabric and service nodes for simplified operational experience; Support high density 100G switch at commodity economics to meet the massive bandwidth demands for monitoring carrier and cloud data centers. The excess capacity of Elastic SDN Fabric is consumed on an as-utilized basis at $599/switch/month.

Clemson University Chooses Big Switch's Next Generation Big Cloud Fabric to Run its Datacenter Network

Big Switch Networks reported that Clemson University has chosen Big Switch's next generation Big Cloud Fabric to run its datacenter network. The company noted that the enterprise license agreement for OpenStack, VMware, VDI and Monitoring environments will deliver network agility and simplified network management through a modern SDN fabric approach. Clemson has already deployed Big Cloud Fabric for its production OpenStack Virtual Desktop environment. Big Cloud Fabric enables Clemson's IT team to benefit from application agility and operational efficiencies while achieving cost savings. Additionally, Big Cloud Fabric said that its flexible, scale-out design allowed Clemson OpenStack architects to start at the size and scale that satisfied their immediate needs, while future-proofing their growth. Big Switch reported that it will make the network another programmable part of Clemson's high-bandwidth computing infrastructure. Big Switch will enable Clemson's engineers to easily automate and adjust network traffic to meet changing demands.

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