OpenStack Summit May 2015 - Vancouver
We were very excited to be part of the OpenStack Summit in beautiful Vancouver May 18-22. Along with the numerous new demos we shared, Rob Sherwood, Big Switch CTO, joined 451’s Eric Hanselman in a discussion of "OpenStack Networking of the Future: a Look with Industry Startup Founders and 451 Chief Analyst."
For more info and a show recap, check out our OpenStack Summit page and be sure to read our summit notes.
Open Networking User Group/ONUG Spring 2015
New York's Columbia University hosted ONUG Spring 2015 in May.
And on May 13, Kyle Forster, Big Switch Co-founder, was part of the Virtual Networks/Overlays Working Group Update.
IEEE Communications Society - 2015 International CQR International Workshop
Prashant Gandhi, Vice President, Product Management & Strategy spoke at IEEE Communications Society's 2015 International Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR) Workshop in Charleston in May. His segment was on "Production Readiness for NFV and SDN."
Along with other panelists, he addressed questions around widespread production deployments to realize the high level of quality and reliability operators and users expect from today’s networks. He also provided recommendations to guide development, trial, production rollout, and support of virtualized services.
IHS Webinar: Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone?
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IHS Webinar: Bare Metal Switching: Is if for Everyone?
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 15:00 UTC
Big Switch Co-founder, Kyle Forster, was one of four speakers in this live IHS webinar. Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone? explored the rollout of bare metal switching, discussed the advantages of the bare metal approach, and provided guidelines for purchase-decision makers.
Discussion topics included:
- Bare metal switch market drivers and rollout
- A new open paradigm for data center networking with bare metal switches
- Options for innovative data center networks with bare metal switches
- Best practices for migrating to bare metal switches
Interop Las Vegas
Interop Las Vegas was fantastic! Big Switch CEO Douglas Murray led the conference session Why the Hyperscale Data Center is Leading the Enterprise on Thursday, April 30.
The discussion covered:
- Why hyperscale companies are the first to cross the chasm
- What benefits they're reaping
- Why the data center of the future will be software-defined
- How to think hyperscale and network your data center accordingly
Immediately following his talk, Doug was one of the judges for Startup Hot Seat, which brought four enterprise startups to the stage. Each startup got eight minutes to share their innovative solutions to problems. Attendees and the expert panelist also had an opportunity to ask the tough questions.
And that's not all. Big Switch was also part of InteropNet, which created a lab on the Expo Floor to test Software-Defined Networking (SDN) systems and applications including open source software and vendor hardware and software. Big Switch demoed its fit-for-purpose bare-metal SDN solutions including Big Cloud Fabric and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric that provide unprecedented agility, tremendous operational simplicity and hyper-scale economics. Read more about InteropNet.
RSA Conference USA 2015
Thanks to all who visited us at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco!
Ethernet Technology Summit
Thanks for joining Big Switch at this year's Ethernet Technology Summit in Santa Clara, CA. The team spoke across a number of sessions including the Open Source Switching Tracks. Check out the program for the details. Here are the individual sessions the team spoke at:
Rob Sherwood, CTO
Tuesday April 14 - 1:00 - 2:30pm
Open Source Switching Seminar (Open Source Switching Track)
Session O-13: Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
“Open Network Linux - an Open Source Switch OS”
Tuesday April 14 - 4:00 - 5:00pm
Open Source Switching Seminar/Open Source Switching Track
Session O-15: Future of Open-Source Switching
Prashant Gandhi, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy
Wednesday April 15 - 8:30 -9:40am
Forum 1B: Ethernet in Data Centers (Data/Telco Centers Track)
“Applying Hyperscale Networking Principles to Normal-Scale Data Centers”
Sandip Shah, Lead Engineer/Architect
Wednesday April 15 - 3:20-4:25pm
Forum 1C: 40/100/400 GbE, Part 2 (Emerging Technologies Track)
“Building Advanced-Visibility Fabrics with SDN and Open Ethernet Switches”
Jeff Doyle, Modern Networks Evangelist
Open Source Switching Seminar (Open Source Switching Track)
Tuesday April 14 - 2:45 - 4:00pm
Session O-14: Design Issues
"SDN and Open Switches Power Modern Data Center Networks"
Open Compute Summit (OCP U.S. Summit)
Big Switch was at OCP Summit in San Jose, CA in March.
At the OCP Summit, we announced that the Open Compute Project (OCP) has formally accepted Big Switch’s contribution of Open Network Linux (ONL) as its reference Network Operating System (NOS). ONL is a Linux-based open source network operating system to bare-metal and branded white-box (“brite box”) switches.
Big Switch news from the summit:
From our blog: Attention World: The Network Is Now Open!
Agenda and presentation slides: Click here
If you would like to set up a dedicated time with our Sales and Technical leads, please Contact Us.
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OpenStack Paris Summit
Our Big Switch product and technology teams were at the OpenStack Paris Summit in November. This year, we were in the Startup section of the Expo to discuss how Bare Metal SDN fabrics can power your OpenStack clouds.
If you would like to connect with us, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Riverbed FORCE User Conference 2014
Big Switch was delighted to be a sponsor of Riverbed FORCE 2014 in November in San Jose, CA. For more information about our joint solutions with Riverbed, please read the Riverbed SteelCentral and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric Joint Solution Brief and the Riverbed SteelApp Traffic Manager with Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric Joint Solution Brief.
If you're interested in these joint solutions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Networking User Group (ONUG) - Fall 2014
Big Switch Networks was happy to be part of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) event in October.
If you have any followup questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Interop New York 2014
Big Switch Networks showcased its fit-for-purpose bare metal SDN products including Big Cloud Fabric and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric at the InteropNet SDN Lab in New York in October 2014. For those who had wondered what Bare Metal SDN can do for them, the demos proved to be a great opportunity to try out the products in the Interop Lab. The product demos included:
- OpenStack integration with Big Cloud Controller to highlight the multi-tenant, application-centric design and management of a highly resilient network fabric.
- Scale-out network visibility with Big Tap Monitoring Fabric using bare metal Ethernet switches to implement consolidated tool farm architectures.
At the SDN Lab, we hosted a daily White Boarding Session with Big Switch Networks.
If you would like to followup meeting with our Sales and Technical leads, please Contact Us.
Big Switch Networks - Summer Launch 2014
On July 22nd, Big Switch CEO Doug Murragy announced our flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric, is orderable now and will ship later this quarter. With this announcement, the company took another step in the company’s commitment to bring hyperscale networking technologies to a broader audience. In addition to the introduction of Big Cloud Fabric, we released Big Tap 4.0 and expanded our partner ecosystem.
If you missed the live event, please check the following Blog Announcement.
Please check this space shortly for a recording of the live event. Speakers included:
CEO, Big Switch
Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC
VP Product Management, Big Switch
CTO, Big Switch
Big Switch was a Silver-tip sponsor at the Sharkfest '14 conference. Thanks to all our customers and partners for stopping by our booth as well as spending time with us checking our product demos!
If we missed you, and you would like to see how our customers and partners are using SDN based Monitoring Fabric solutions - check out some of the session presentations here (also provided below for your convenience). If you have any follow-up queries on how Bare Metal SDN technologies can help you in your current network deployments, please Contact Us.
Telecom Council - Infrastructure as a Service
Tech Talk by Rob Sherwood: SDN and Bare Metal Switches
Rob Sherwood (Big Switch CTO) presented at the Bay Area Network Virtualization Meetup hosted by Symantec. Rob's talk focused on the benefits of combing SDN with bare metal Ethernet switches. He also touched on various open source projects (Open Network Linux, Project Floodlight, etc.) and discussed how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.
To view a recording of the session, please check the link below.
OpenStack Atlanta Summit
Big Switch product and technology teams were at the OpenStack Atlanta Summit. Thank you to the OpenStack community, our customers and partners for stopping by our booth and making the conference a huge success for us!
If you missed us and would like to learn more about how Bare Metal SDN fabrics can power your OpenStack clouds, check out the hands-on session recording below.
Open Networking User Group (ONUG) - Spring 2014
Rob Sherwood (Big Switch CTO) attended the Open Networking User Group meet held in New York City. His presentation was titled: "Understanding White box Networking".
The PDF version of the presentation can be accessed below. If you have any follow-up questions for Rob or Big Switch Networks, please Contact Us.
Annual Ethernet Technology Summit
Big Switch was at the 5th Annual Ethernet Technology Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- Prashant Gandhi (VP Product Management & Strategy) presented on the topic of "Scalable Network Monitoring with SDN-Based Ethernet Fabrics"
- Rob Sherwood (CTO), spoke about "Open Source SDN Switch OS"
Thanks to all our customers and partners for stopping by our booth! If you have any follow-up queries on the above topics or would like additional information on Big Switch products and technologies, please Contact Us.
Interop Las Vegas 2014
Big Switch Networks was at Interop Las Vegas 2014. Douglas Murray, Big Switch CEO, was on the Startup Hot Seat Panel. If you missed his talk at the conference, please check out his presentation below.
Thanks to all our customers and partners for stopping by our booth! If you have any follow-up queries or requests, please Contact Us.
Open Networking Summit 2014
Big Switch Networks was at the Open Networking Summit 2014. Thanks to all our customers and partners for making it such a big success for us!
If we missed you at the conference or you are interested in exploring what the Bare Metal SDN buzz is all about:
- Check out Najam Ahmad from Facebook introducing Rob Sherwood during the Bare Metal Switching Plenary. Short video (20 mins) of Rob's talk is below.
- Explore our SDN products to see how we are realizing the promise of SDN for our customers: Big Tap Monitoring Fabric and Unified (P+V) Cloud Fabric
If you have further questions, please Contact Us.