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Company Overview of Big Switch Networks Inc.

Company Overview

Big Switch Networks Inc. provides data center networking technologies to a mainstream data center audience worldwide. The company offers Big Monitoring Fabric, a network packet broker designed from the ground-up to create security chains at scale for inline traffic in the DMZ/Extranet; and out-of-band edition that provides pervasive security and visibility for the entire organization through a single pane of glass. It also provides Big Cloud Fabric, a data center fabric that is built using open networking (white-box or brite-box) switches and software defined networking controller technology. In addition, the company offers Big Cloud Fabric for use in VMware, OpenStack cloud, network functio...

3965 Freedom Circle

Suite 300

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Big Switch Networks Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Co-Founder and Director
Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Customer Support
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing
Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Big Switch Networks Inc. Key Developments

Big Switch Networks Announces Updates to its SDN-Based Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric solutions

Big Switch Networks announced significant updates to its SDN-based Big Monitoring Fabric™ and Big Cloud Fabric™ solutions. The new releases provide broader support for key customer use cases in security monitoring, network function virtualization (NFV) and IP storage, as well as support for the latest open networking switches. Furthermore, with enhancements to visibility, troubleshooting and automated network operations, Big Switch continues its rapid pace of innovation to transform data center networking. New capabilities in Big Monitoring Fabric include advanced feature additions to the Big Switch DPDK service node and enhanced network services for out-of-band network monitoring to achieve pervasive network visibility and security. Big Cloud Fabric updates include deeper integration with VMware vSphere®, and support for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, with a recently completed 300 node scale benchmark validation test with Dell & Red Hat. Big Switch is also announcing support for the latest open networking switches based on Broadcom Trident-II+ and Tomahawk ASICs, including copper 10G (10GbT) and higher-density 64x40G to double the scale of both SDN fabric solutions. With these new capabilities, Big Switch delivers next-generation network visibility and automation to any company, any workload, at any scale. Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) delivers next-generation networking -- the promise of hyper-scale agility, economics and operational simplicity delivered to OpenStack Platform clouds or VMware virtualization environments. BCF is the industry's first leaf/spine SDN fabric to support open networking switches. In OpenStack environments, the BCF controller acts as a single pane of glass for network provisioning, troubleshooting, visibility and analytics of the entire physical and virtual network environment, delivering tremendous improvements in network agility, automation and operational efficiency. In VMware environments, BCF connects with vCenter APIs to provide physical network automation and visibility for vSphere, and can serve as a network fabric underlay for VMware NSX™ network virtualization deployments. Updates to Big Cloud Fabric includes NFV Everywhere -- To expand NFV deployments beyond the data center to Central Offices, smaller POPs and remote locations via NEBS support, a new VM controller option and stretched-fabric deployments. Enhanced VMware vCenter GUI Plug-in -- To deliver physical network automation, visibility and now troubleshooting directly from vCenter to simplify provisioning and operations for the cloud/virtualization admin. Support for Software-Defined Storage -- In addition to traditional IP storage, now supports production deployments with Red Hat Ceph Inter-Pod/Inter-DC L2 Extension -- Enables tenant services and application mobility across pods and data centers leveraging VXLAN (beta support) Expanded SDN Security Crypto security for SDN control-plane (CPSec) now includes controller-to-vSwitch and controller-to-controller traffic as well as controller-to-pSwitch previously supported. Container Networking Demonstration -- Plug-in for Kubernetes container orchestration to demonstrate network automation, visibility and troubleshooting in Docker container environment. The Preferred OpenStack Networking Solution Big Cloud Fabric provides the industry's most scalable, high performance, production ready Neutron networking. Recently, Verizon announced it had selected technology from Red Hat, Big Switch and Dell to develop its OpenStack pod-based design that went from concept to deployment of more than 50 racks in five production data centers in less than nine months. The unified P+V architecture enables full network resiliency at scale, with no hairpinning of traffic, efficient use of compute resources and purpose built design for high availability. New Capabilities and Benefits of BCF for OpenStack includes Seamless Integration with OpenStack -- Optimized integration with Red Hat Open Stack Platform 8 (RHOSP 8) helps ease deployment. Most scalable OpenStack SDN solution -- Prove and tested in a 300 node scale benchmark with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Dell open networking switches at the Dell Open Networking center of excellence. Integration with F5 LBaaS -- Validated solution with RHOSP 8 offers ease of tenant-aware application delivery for OpenStack Clouds. Tenant-level Service Insertion with Palo Alto Firewall -- Joint BCF P+V OpenStack solution offers tenant-level security with seamless insertion of Palo Alto firewall to secure both north-south and east-west traffic across BCF. Expanded Support for Open Networking Hardware -- Both Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric to support latest Broadcom Trident-II+ and Tomahawk based Open Networking switches from Dell and Edgecore Networks, includes 64x40G: Dell's S6100 high-density Broadcom Tomahawk-based platform to double 40G fabric scale for both Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric 10GbT: Copper 10G platform (48x10GbT + 6x40G) based on Broadcom Trident-II+ for cost-optimized deployments 32x40G and 48x10G + 6x40G: fiber 10G and 40G platforms based on Broadcom Trident-II+.

Big Switch Networks Appoints Mike Hoffman as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer

Big Switch Networks, announced it has appointed Mike Hoffman as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. Hoffman joins the company with extensive experience in driving growth and capturing market share in disruptive and highly complex industries. Most recently Hoffman held the role of EVP of Sales and Marketing at cybersecurity startup Datiphy.

Big Switch Networks Appoints Kosuke Tajima as Japan Country Manager

Big Switch Networks announced that it has appointed Kosuke Tajima as Japan Country Manager. Tajima-san will oversee the company's continued growth in Japan and work closely with its partners, which include CTC, NetOne Systems and Uniadex. Tajima-san is an industry veteran who has previously held senior sales and channel roles at 6WIND, Ericsson, Business Objects, Cisco and Nortel. Under Tajima-san's leadership, Big Switch is planning increased investment in the region in response to growing demand for Big Switch's products, Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric.

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