Modern data centers demand software-centric infrastructures across compute, network and storage for speed, simplicity, flexibility and economics.  A new class of hyperscale-inspired applications, such as HDFS, Cassandra, Storm, Spark, Jenkins as well as a new application form factor – containers – require rapidly deployable, logically isolated infrastructure that natively supports applica... Read more

Taking Integration with VMware to the next level with BCF 3.5 Some say that "SDN" is the answer to all of your IT problems. However, this term is getting over-used and definition changes depending on the day or who screams the loudest. Some have even called it "Slide Defined Networking". At Big Switch Networks however, SDN is definitely not slide defined. In contrast, it is defined by conc... Read more

 There is no denying that the appetite for computing power is growing. Whether that computing capacity is in Public cloud or private cloud is a choice often influenced by economics, applications, security and other data governance issues. Regardless of where the applications are hosted, there is also a need to continuously monitor the data center infrastructure along with applications and sec... Read more

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has brought new levels of efficiency to various use cases including data center, campus and WAN. It has brought with it promise of increased agility, lower CapEx and OpEx. Big Switch Networks has been at the forefront of this trend in data center networking. By leveraging the power of open source software and a growing demand of hardware software disaggregation wi... Read more

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) enables enterprises to deploy production-grade OpenStack private clouds on VMware vSphere and NSX-v environments giving VMware administrators the ability to offer multi-tenant cloud infrastructure leveraging industry-standard OpenStack orchestration. Key operational capabilities such as installation, configuration, visibility, and troubleshooting are provided via ... Read more

If you’ve ever proposed a talk for OpenStack Summit, you’ll know that there is a "talk submission process" with a fairly high bar.  Presenters submit talk proposals, and there is a very democratic webform where attendees vote for their favorite talks, and then a committee that does the final selection. Because there’s so much interest for presentations going on at the Summit, talks have... Read more

Announcing Free Community Edition plus BCF 3.5 & BMF 5.5 Innovations At Big Switch Networks, we have been laser focused over the last few years on two key missions - rapid product innovation to address expanding customer use cases and rapid customer adoption of modern (hyperscale-style) data center network solutions. Both objectives go hand in hand and form the core tenets of our vision t... Read more

From my early days in 2008 at Stanford University’s Clean Slate Lab to today’s seemingly unending announcements that big name networking vendors are dramatically changing their stripes (Dell allows choice of NOS on their hardware, HP has an open source NOS project, Juniper is selling JunOS for white boxes), one thing is clear: the traditional networking model of closed, vertically integrated d... Read more

With the 12th OpenStack Summit in full swing this week in Tokyo, the promise of OpenStack is on full display, while the the on-going quest to reduce OpenStack complexity, increase resiliency and deliver at scale remains front and center.  Over the years, early OpenStack disciples have highlighted three key challenges to achieving operational efficiency:Deployment: Installing OpenStack and ope... Read more

Guest Post - U2 Cloud As a cloud service provider, at U2 Cloud we are focused on leveraging cutting edge technology that enables us to deliver cutting edge solutions to consumers and businesses alike. As we built out our newest offering – the WaaS (Workspace-as-a-Service) environment – we wanted to offer a powerful and secure provisioning platform that easily allowed for user creation and... Read more

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