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We live in a world with a constantly evolving threat landscape. While cloud and virtualization technologies have enabled rapid scaling of IT, the consequences of security breaches in such an environment are far-reaching. Security administrators have the very daunting task of protecting their IT assets from non-stop, sophisticated and constantly evolving, targeted attacks. These trends are substant... Read more

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The (much appreciated) twitter and website attention that we’ve received over the last few days has led to a few good jokes around the office. It has also made us reflect on the differences that we’re seeing in our business today versus this time last year when we saw a similar spike in traffic, and a handful of reasons for why the market today is in such a different place. The team on our ... Read more

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At Big Switch Networks, we are excited to announce on-schedule delivery of our flagship product – the Big Cloud Fabric (BCF).  It is the world’s first data center networking fabric built with bare metal switches and SDN software.  BCF was unveiled during our July launch while in beta, has secured $1M pre-FCS orders to date and is now shipping to customers.The BCF product is designed ... Read more

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On behalf of the team here at Big Switch, we wanted to post a thank you to the delegates of Networking Field Day 8 who spent a day over at our offices.  It was a lot of fun and a real highlight for us to host the event in our office – our team loved both the on-camera and off-camera sessions.For readers unfamiliar with Networking Field Day events, picture a room full of high-end networking ... Read more

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Big Tap Monitoring Fabric – an SDN visibility fabric based on bare metal switches – is gaining tremendous momentum with enterprise and service provider customers for ubiquitous monitoring of network traffic. Traditional approach based on proprietary Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) has proven to be expensive and operationally complex, and hence most organizations have been reluctant to deploy NPB... Read more

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Peter Krey, Co-Chair of Open Compute (OCP) Open Networking, Co-Founder of Open InfraShare, and President & Founder, Krey Associates, Inc. As Kyle has heard me blast nearly a zillion times, Khan Academy totally rocks!  For the first time ever, Khan Academy provides free and open access to an amazing range and growing group of self-learning resources. Starting at 3rd grade basics ... Read more

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 Today is a big day for Big Switch!We just announced our flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric, is orderable now and will ship later this quarter. With this announcement, the company is taking 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 are releasing Big Tap 4.0 and expanding ... Read more

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Who's with us?As part of our announcements today, we've unveiled the list of partners with whom we have been working over the last year. Thank you for helping us bring hyperscale networking to a broader community.We will be posting materials about interoperability, integrations and joint solutions on our partners page over the coming months. From now until then, you can hear directly from a few of... Read more

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Andy Brown, one of the leading visionaries of IT infrastructure on Wall Street, joined us for a conversation on topics including the current state of network design, the hyperscale versus enterprise mindset, some signals that network innovation is sinking in and navigating networking career paths.Below are some transcript highlights from a fun afternoon.  Andy, thank you.You’ve been a vocal... Read more

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For the first time, in a long time, there is a cycle of innovation in networking.  If you look at Facebook, Google and Amazon, they are advancing the state of the art to meet their hyperscale needs. They are not interested in the end-to-end offerings of the leading networking, database, compute and storage vendors, but rather are innovating at every layer of the data center. The rate of ... Read more

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