Evaluate Big Switch Networks SDN solutions on your Network at no cost.

Big Switch Networks® SDN fabrics deliver operational simplicity, automation, and visibility with compelling economics. With our Community Editions, you can experience the benefits of 21st century hyperscale-inspired networks at no cost and no risk.

Big Switch Networks is offering new Community Editions for both of its production grade SDN fabric solutions – Big Cloud Fabric™ and Big Monitoring Fabric™

  • Big Cloud Fabric enables SDN-based leaf/spine fabric for many data center use cases, including OpenStack clouds, VMware vSphere/NSX/SDDC, Big Data/Hadoop, Virtual Desktop, Docker containers and Software Defined Storage.  The Big Cloud Fabric Community Edition allows users to deploy a one-rack topology and impelment a variety of use cases.
  • Big Monitoring Fabric enables SDN-based visibility fabric for pervasive monitoring and security. Big Monitoring Fabric use cases include: Monitor every rack, DMZ/Extranet (Inline) Security, 4G/LTE monitoring, Monitor every location and Science DMZ. The Big Monitoring Fabric Community Edition allows user to deploy most of the out-of-band use cases.

Register now to download Big Switch Networks Community Edition.

  • Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric are available for download at no cost upon completed registration.
  • Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric software is for physical switches (Switch Light™ OS) with VM-based SDN controller.
  • Open network switches are required for deployment of community editions. White box switches can be purchased directly from Big Switch Networks at the time of download. When you get access, see our Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for Community Edition for specific information on compliant hardware switches, cables and optics.
  • Support is provided via email on a best effort basis.
  • Big Switch Networks Community Edition documentation is available at the time of download.

For software and compatible switch configuration details, please read the Big Switch Networks Community Edition Datasheet.

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Big Monitoring Fabric

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Big Monitoring Fabric Community Edition

 

Big Monitoring Fabric Community Edition provides free software so users can experience benefits of modern hyperscale-style networking with SDN and open networking switches.

  • Dramatic operational simplicity with zero-touch fabric and SDN
  • Sophisticated policies and API-driven automation with tools
  • Deep visibility and troubleshooting with fabric analytics
  • Attractive economics and vendor choice with open networking switches

Big Monitoring Fabric provides SDN-based visibility fabric for variety of use cases, including:

  • Monitor every rack
  • DMZ/Extranet (inline) security
  • Mobile 4G/LTE monitoring
  • Monitor every location (centralized tool farm)
  • Science DMZ

Big Monitoring Fabric Community Edition Support

Technical questions: Log into the Customer Portal to submit a question. Big Switch Networks will provide answers via case management (best effort) to user questions regarding the Big Monitoring Fabric Community Edition. For answers to general questions, before you have access to the portal, please email: community_info@bigswitch.com

Big Cloud Fabric

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Big Cloud Fabric Community Edition

 

Big Cloud Fabric Community Edition provides no cost software that allows you to experience the benefits of modern hyperscale-inspired networking with SDN and open networking switches.

  • Dramatic operational simplicity with zero-touch fabric and SDN
  • Sophisticated policies and API-driven automation with tools
  • Deep Visibility and troubleshooting with fabric analytics
  • Attractive economics and vendor choice with open networking switches

Big Cloud Fabric provides SDN-based leaf/spine fabric for variety of use cases, including:

  • OpenStack clouds
  • VMware SDDC with vSphere and NSX
  • Big Data/Hadoop
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Docker containers
  • Software Defined Storage

Big Cloud Fabric Community Edition Support

Technical questions: Log into the Customer Portal to submit a question. Big Switch Networks will provide answers via case management (best effort) to user questions regarding the Big Cloud Fabric Community Edition. For answers to general questions, before you have access to the portal, please email: community_info@bigswitch.com

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