I was in the audience for a recent NFV focused industry event, and watched a product manager from a large incumbent vendor present an all-in-one solution for NFV Infrastructure (NFVI). He did a good job for his employer. However, the next presenter, an architect at a prominent tier-1 communication services provider, started his talk with “...and that single vendor stack is exactly what we are tr... Read more

Last year we witnessed multiple high-profile distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Internet-based organizations that leveraged thousands of compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices to generate terabit-scale attack traffic. The first major DDoS attack of 2017 occurred in January against multiple UK banks, which affected access to online services (check balances and transactions) at Ll... Read more

As the next-generation data center networking company, we at Big Switch are busy bringing game changing innovations to data center switching with our Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) solution. Data center customers no longer need to be concerned with the complexity and cost of box-by-box networking. Like Dubai Municipality, they can deploy an easy to use, highly cost optimized switching fabric (BCF) that pr... Read more

It has been amazing to witness the adoption of open networking during the past few years years. The Open Compute Project (OCP) has been a catalyst for adoption of and innovation in open networking advancements. The practice of disaggregating network hardware and software, first employed by hyperscale organizations, is increasingly being adopted by mainstream enterprise and service provider custome... Read more

In the past few months there has been a flurry of activity and announcements about network verification and assurance technologies, which promise to tackle various obstacles that stand in the way of network administrators. The purpose of these technologies is to eliminate human errors that can cause major network outages, especially in the complex and seemingly heterogeneous networks of today. Hum... Read more

2016 was a remarkable year for Big Switch. It was a year of growth, many new customer logos, an expanding geographical footprint, many new faces at the company and exciting industry accolades. The team worked tirelessly to put the customer first and pushed the boundaries of innovation further than we have before. Most importantly, we continued to foster a culture and workplace built on a foundatio... Read more

I’ve had the privilege of traveling the world and talking about SDN[1] and related technologies (NFV, OpenStack, network virtualization, OpenFlow, etc.) for the past eight years. I’ve talked to customers, analysts, researchers, influencers, bloggers, reporters and--let’s face it--naysayers, and it’s been incredibly fulfilling to see the traction and impact this technology has had on the in... Read more

Accelerating Next-gen Network Packet Broker InnovationBig Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon) has taken an amazing journey over the last few years. It’s redefined the legacy, box-based network packet broker (NPB) technology with a next-generation NPB architecture. Leveraging the modern design principles of SDN control software, scale-out fabric topology, and open networking switch HW, Big Mon has delive... Read more

It is exciting to witness rapid customer adoption of Big Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon)—the next-generation network packet broker (NPB)—for data center wide monitoring and security. Big Mon has leveraged software-defined networking (SDN) enabled fabric design and open Ethernet switches to deliver unique next-gen innovations compared to legacy NPB boxes, such as scale-out architecture, zero-touch ... Read more

As the threat landscape intensifies, data center operators are demanding next-generation solutions to monitor pervasively and withstand massive cyber-attacks while operating within flat budgets. Today, we are announcing the BigSecure Architecture – a next-generation DMZ security architecture leveraging SDN fabric, best-of-breed security tools, deep packet inspection (DPI) service nodes and NFV t... Read more

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