SDN Blog

It’s been a fascinating few weeks for open networking.  Working backwards in time:Yesterday, Juniper Networks has announced that they are moving in to the Brite Box (BRanded whITE box) space with their OCX1100Tuesday, a group of 100+ developers lead by Microsoft and Dell held an Open Compute workshop on a ASIC-independent Switch Abstraction InterfaceJust before Thanksgiving, we at Big Switc... Read more

This is an exciting time to be in networking. The teams that have led network innovation for the last half decade have been hyperscale data center architects, not the traditional networking vendors, and their innovations are increasingly open to the broader community.Following sneak peeks of Google’s Andromeda (P+V) fabric and Microsoft’s Demon monitoring fabric, the Facebook team shared a gli... Read more

As networking continues to evolve and drive versatility, we can look back and learn from similar changes that ensued in the mainframe industry.  The past provides insight into how networking will likely transform – just as the mainframes transitioned to the disaggregated x86 server model.  Mainframes were tightly coupled with proprietary processors and operating systems, which resulted... Read more

We are excited to announce our expanded partnership with Riverbed to bring application awareness to SDN fabrics.  Both companies are focused on software innovations, leveraging standards-based open hardware, to deliver joint data center solutions.  Big Switch is also joining Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance Program to drive joint go-to-market activities – to accelerate consumption of... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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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