Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, April 16, 2015 (All day)

Ethernet Technology Summit

Come out and join Big Switch at this year's Ethernet Technology Summit in Santa Clara, CA. Our team will be speaking across a number sessions and all over the Open Source Switching Tracks. Check out the program to get all the details. Here are the individual sessions you can find us 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"

Monday, April 20, 2015 (All day) to Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day)

RSA Conference USA 2015

Heading to the RSA Conference in San Francisco? Be sure to stop by Booth 2713 to talk with the Big Switch team. if you’d like to set up an appointment to chat ahead of time, please Contact Us.

Monday, April 27, 2015 (All day) to Friday, May 1, 2015 (All day)

Interop Las Vegas

Interop Las Vegas, here we come! Big Switch CEO Douglas Murray will be leading the conference session Why the Hyperscale Data Center is Leading the Enterprise Thursday, April 30 from 11:45AM to 12:45PM.

The discussion will cover:

  • 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 will also be one of the judges for Startup Hot Seat, which brings four enterprise startups to the stage. Each startup gets eight minutes to share their innovative solutions to problems. Attendees and the expert panelist have an opportunity to ask the tough questions.

And that's not all. Big Switch will also be part of InteropNet, which will create 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 will demo 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. Stop by and check out the demo. Read more about InteropNet.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 8:00am

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, will be one of four speakers in this live IHS webinar. Bare Metal Switching: Is it for Everyone? explores the rollout of bare metal switching, discusses the advantages of the bare metal approach, and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers. 

Discussion topics include: 

  • 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


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 14, 2015 (All day)

IEEE Communications Society - 2015 International CQR International Workshop

Hear our very own Prashant Gandhi, Vice President, Product Management & Strategy at IEEE Communications Society's 2015 International Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR) Workshop in Charleston this May. You'll find him onstage on Wednesday, May 13th in Segment 2 discussing "Production Readiness for NFV and SDN."

Along with other panelists, he'll address questions around widespread production deployments to realize the high level of quality and reliability operators and users expect from today’s networks. The goal of this segment will be to address these questions and provide concrete recommendations to guide development, trial, production rollout, and support of virtualized services.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 14, 2015 (All day)

Open Networking User Group/ONUG Spring 2015

New York's Columbia University will host ONUG Spring 2015 in May. Catch Big Switch CTO Rob Sherwood on stage for his May 12 white box tutorial. Read Rob's blog post White Box Is So Much More Than CapEx Reduction for a summary of his upcoming tutorial. 

Monday, May 18, 2015 (All day) to Friday, May 22, 2015 (All day)

OpenStack Summit May 2015 - Vancouver

We're looking forward to being part of the OpenStack Summit in beautiful Vancouver. Stay tuned for more details on our involvement.

Monday, June 15, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, June 18, 2015 (All day)

Open Networking Summit 2015 (ONS)

Check out our CTO Rob Sherwood onstage at the Open Networking Summit/ONS taking place in Santa Clara, CA. He'll be discussing everything ONL as part of the session on "Open Source SDN Technologies."

Monday, June 22, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, June 25, 2015 (All day)

SharkFest 2015

Drop by and see Big Switch at SharkFest '15 in June at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Explore solutions and ask questions at the Vendor Showcase Event & Reception to be held on Tuesday June 23 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Past Events

March 09, 2015 to March 11, 2015

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!

Press release: Open Compute Project (OCP) Formally Accepts Open Network Linux (ONL)

Tweet announcement: Great news - @OpenComputePrj accepts Open Network Linux as its recommended Network Operating System. More info at:

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.

November 17, 2014 to November 21, 2014

SC14 New Orleans

November was a busy month for Big Switch Networks. One of our many shows was at the Super Computing 2014 conference in New Orleans. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

November 03, 2014 to November 07, 2014

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

November 03, 2014 to November 06, 2014

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

October 28, 2014 to October 29, 2014

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

October 01, 2014 to October 02, 2014

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.

July 22, 2014

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:

Douglas Murray
CEO, Big Switch

Brad Casemore
Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC

Prashant Gandhi
VP Product Management, Big Switch

Rob Sherwood
CTO, Big Switch

June 16, 2014 to June 20, 2014

Sharkfest 2014

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.

May 22, 2014

Telecom Council - Infrastructure as a Service

Prashant Gandhi (VP, Product Mgmt and Strategy) presented at the Rapid Fire Demo session at the Silicon Valley Telecom Council.

Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like to know more about next generation data center networking.

May 19, 2014

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.

May 12, 2014 to May 16, 2014

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.

May 06, 2014

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.

Additional Resources

April 29, 2014 to April 30, 2014

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.

April 01, 2014 to April 03, 2014

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.

March 04, 2014 to March 05, 2014

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.

If you have further questions, please Contact Us.