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If you've already joined the Open Networking SDN revolution, we'll answer any questions you may have about Big Cloud Fabric or Big Monitoring Fabric.  If you are considering making the switch and would like to know more, attend one of our weekly webinars live or view on-demand at any time!

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Upcoming Sessions

  • Next-Gen Network Packet Broker Innovations: Elastic Cyber-defense, Container & Cloud Monitoring, and Advanced Analytics

    Join Big Switch Networks for a special launch webinar that will highlight new capabilities and use cases for Big Monitoring Fabric. The volume and cadence of network threats are at an all-time high, and network operators are increasingly challenged to keep up. Traditional network packet broker (NPB) architectures are disadvantaged in the new data center environment because they use proprietary boxes that are challenging to manage, slow to scale and create tool silos that introduce visibility gaps. Big Switch Networks is the only vendor to deliver an SDN-advantaged security delivery architecture that enables proactive and rapid response to known and newly discovered threats.

    Big Switch will introduce an industry-first security capability for any workload, anywhere, as well as new distributed application monitoring use cases. John Fruehe, Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, will discuss the mandate for network security in scale-out data centers where thousands of both physical and logical nodes can expose enterprises to added risk as they transform to support the next-generation of software-driven applications and services. Doug Murray, Big Switch CEO, and Prashant Gandhi, Chief Product Officer, will discuss the new requirements necessary for data center network monitoring to better recognize and mitigate cyber threats and attacks and will demonstrate the powerful capabilities delivered in the latest release of Big Monitoring Fabric.

    Discussion topics include:

    • What are the major issues driving the shift to next-generation data center networks?
    • What’s the new mandate to protect enterprise networks from continual security attacks?
    • What’s new in Big Monitoring Fabric?
    • Introduction of new use cases that are rapidly becoming the standard for agile and intelligent networks.

    Panelist(s):

    • Douglas Murray
      President and CEO
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      Chief Product Officer
      Big Switch Networks
    • John Fruehe
      Senior Analyst
      Moor Insights & Strategy

    Moderator:

    Gregg Holzrichter
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Big Switch Networks

Past Webinars and Demos

  • Multi-Container Network Automation and Visibility with SDN Fabrics

    November 16, 2016

    Containers are a new atomic unit of computing that is ideal for emerging cloud-native, distributed applications.  Data center operators are evaluating various container technologies, including Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere, and Red Hat OpenShift.  However, for enterprise-class container deployments, networking needs to be simple, automated, easy to manage and operate at the speed of containers – a feat that traditional box-by-box networking is unable to deliver.  With containers having a shorter lifecycle and higher density than VMs, visibility, and troubleshooting for container-to-container connectivity become very critical.

    Can SDN technology address these container networking challenges? Watch the recorded webinar to find out how Big Cloud Fabric is an ideal SDN solution for multi-Container network automation, and visibility. 

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • Big Question #1: How can SDN fabrics simplify and automate container networking?
    • Big Question #2: Can multi-container networking with Docker, Mesosphere, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift be deployed and automated simultaneously?
    • Big Point #3: How can fabric telemetry be provided in a multi-container environment?
    • Demo: Multi-container networking automation and visibility with Big Cloud Fabric

     

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks
    • Sarath Kumar
      Technical Team
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Migrating Applications to SDN Fabrics in Brownfield Data Centers

    October 26, 2016

    You really want to deploy SDN fabrics to take advantage of operational simplification, automated provisioning and fabric-wide telemetry.  But can SDN fabrics be inserted in existing brownfield data center and interoperate with traditional box-by-box networks?  How do you migrate existing virtualized and bare-metal applications to SDN fabrics in a hitless manner?  Watch the webinar recording to discover a step-by-step guide on deploying Big Cloud Fabric in brownfield data centers and rapidly migrating existing applications.

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • Big Point #1: How to rapidly deploy SDN cloud fabric in brownfield data center?
    • Big Point #2: What are the steps to migrate bare-metal and virtualized applications to an SDN cloud fabric?
    • Big Point #3: How to ensure interoperability with storage and L4-7 (FW, ADC) services?
    • Demo: Seamless application migration from traditional box-by-box network to SDN cloud fabric

     

    Panelist(s):

    • Jai Prakash Shukla
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks
    • Shawn Mall
      Senior Solutions Engineer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Palo Alto Networks and Big Switch Networks: Securing Applications and Data within Next-Gen Data Center Networks

    October 12, 2016

    Modern application workloads are agile and dynamic with VMs spun up/down and moved around on-demand. Securing these applications involves going beyond perimeter security and protecting the increasing amount of VM-to-VM (east-west) traffic within the data center. The combination of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Big Switch Networks’ Next-Generation switching fabric, Big Cloud Fabric (BCF), ensures that as your application infrastructure is scaled or modified, security is deployed in lockstep. The solution, which is deployed over an automated, scalable, and open network fabric, secures both the perimeter and intra-DC traffic and can be deployed to benefit enterprise IT Operations as well as telco cloud environments.

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • Big Question #1: How does Palo Alto Networks’ NG firewall enable policy-based visibility and protection for applications?
    • Big Question #2:  How do we simplify deployment of security for OpenStack clouds through a dynamic insertion of  the firewall with BCF?
    • Big Question #3:  What are key operational benefits offered by BCF deployment with Palo Alto Firewall for VMware environment?
    • Demo: Secure Data Center application deployment with BCF and Palo Alto Networks firewall

    Panelist(s):

    • Sai Balabhadrapatruni
      Sr. Product Marketing Manager
      Palo Alto Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks
    • Arkadiy Shapiro
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Bala Ramachandran
    Director, Product Management
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Switch Networks & SDX Central Present: The State of SDN Adoption and Data Center Network Monitoring & Security

    October 06, 2016

    Software-defined networking enables cloud and network engineers and administrators to respond quickly to changing business requirements via a centralized control console. SDN encompasses multiple kinds of network technologies designed to make the network more flexible and agile to support the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern software-defined data center. SDN deployments are accelerating at a rapid pace as end-users realize the significant and on-going benefits of this emerging architecture, including scalability, cost-effectiveness, agility and ease-of-use.
     
    This recoded webinar cuts through the noise of software defined, and highlight real-world SDN use cases currently deployed, including a breakdown of enterprise versus service provider deployments, current SDN adoption and a review of the most popular SDN solutions available currently. This webinar will examine the top features people are seeking out when reviewing SDN solutions, and the panelists will look ahead to discuss trends for the next 12 months, such as clouds, containers, OpenStack and more.
     
    Additionally, this webinar highlights Big Switch’s next-gen NPB solution, Big Monitoring Fabric, for data center network monitoring. Big Monitoring Fabric is an ideal alternative to legacy NPB solutions and offers cost-savings of up to 50%. Use cases include monitoring every rack, mobile/LTE monitoring, and remote DC monitoring & DMZ/Extranet inline security, driven by today’s demanding cybersecurity needs.
     
    The presenters are Gregg Holzrichter, Chief Marketing Officer, Big Switch Networks and Scott Raynovich, VP of research at SDx Central, who opens the presentation with a brief overview of key findings of the upcoming SDN Controller and NV Report webinar.
     
    Note you have to sign up for a complimentary SDX membership to view the recording and download the handouts. 
     

    Panelist(s):

    • Gregg Holzrichter
      Chief Marketing Officer
      Big Switch Networks
    • Scott Raynovich
      Vice President of Research
      SDx Central
  • Webinar - Symantec and Big Switch - Simplified Security Orchestration in the Data Center

    Symantec and Big Switch: Simplified Security Orchestration in the Data Center

    September 21, 2016

    Modern-day security architecture demands dynamic deployment and management of multiple security tool chains in the DMZ while providing full visibility to SSL traffic.  Symantec with its new acquisition, Blue Coat have collaborated with Big Switch to market an innovative network security solution combining superior SSL traffic protection and policy-based service insertion/chaining with SDN controller software. This Encrypted Threat Management (ETM)-Ready solution has been successfully deployed in production across multiple enterprise data centers.

    In this recorded webinar, you will learn about:

    • #1: How does Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance (SSLVA) help combat security threats hidden in SSL traffic?
    • #2:  Learn how a Fortune 50 company has benefited with their production deployment of Big Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon) inline solution.
    • #3:  How does the joint solution simplify data center security orchestration?
    • Demo: DMZ security solution with Big Mon Inline and Blue Coat SSLVA

    Panelist(s):

    • Greg Mayfield
      Director, Product Marketing
      Blue Coat (now part of Symantec)
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Arkadiy Shapiro
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Deploying VMware VSAN in minutes with Big Cloud Fabric

    September 14, 2016

    Virtual SAN (VSAN), VMware’s hyper-converged storage solution for SDDC, is seeing accelerated adoption as part of a market trend that Gartner predicts will see 80% growth to reach $2B TAM in 2016. Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) enables deployment of VMware VSAN in minutes in comparison to complex box-by-box networking. Watch this webinar with Big Switch Networks and VMware to learn how BCF’s integration with vCenter brings unique advantages to VSAN environments and provides visibility for both networking and VSAN admins.

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • Big Question #1:  What role does physical networking play in hyper-converged environments?
    • Big Question #2:  How does BCF bring enormous simplicity to VSAN deployments vs traditional box-by-box networks?
    • Big Question #3:  How can both networking and VSAN admins benefit through enhanced fabric visibility and troubleshooting?
    • Demo: Accelerating VSAN deployments with BCF

    Panelist(s):

    • John Nicholson
      Senior Techinical Marketing Manager
      VMware
    • Arkadiy Shapiro
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Prashant Gandhi
    Vice President, Product and Strategy
    Big Switch Networks
  • Open Networking is fast becoming a reality. Are you ready?

    August 18, 2016

    Watch this recorded webinar and you will see a live programming example using Broadcom’s OpenNSL and OCP's Open Network Linux. Programming the low-level internals of a data center switch is quickly becoming a reality. 

    In this webinar, we show you exactly how to do this using OCP's Open Network Linux (ONL) bare metal switch distribution and Broadcom's OpenNSL programming library to do basic packet forwarding operations  OpenNSL is a suite of network switch APIs that is openly available for programming Broadcom network switch silicon-based platforms. OpenNSL software enables the development of new applications on top of Broadcom StrataXGS® and StrataDNX™ switches, giving customers the flexibility to tailor their network equipment and meet their unique infrastructure requirements.  Open Network Linux packages up OpenNSL along with various kernel drivers, configuration options, and networking switch hardware abstractions to simplify development and provide cross-platform APIs. 

    In this webinar, we discuss:

    • Big Point #1:  How OpenNSL is the switch programming API
    • Big Point #2:  How ONL is the switch-programming environment.

    Panelist(s):

    • Eli Karpilovski
      Director, Product Management
      Broadcom, Ltd.
    • Rob Sherwood
      Chief Technology Officer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Next-gen Network Packet Broker NPB Customer Case Studies with Big Mon

    August 10, 2016

    Learn why enterprise and service provider customers have deployed Big Monitoring Fabric. In this recorded webinar, we showcase real-world deployments of the next-gen Network Packet Broker (NPB) -- Big Monitoring Fabric -- that leverages an open-vendor SDN fabric for pervasive visibility and security in the data center. Discover how Big Mon provides organization-wide monitoring of your main as well as remote data centers with dramatic operational simplicity and at 50% less cost.

    In this webinar, we discussed five customer use cases, in production today:

    • Case Study #1:  Extranet Security Tool Chaining in a top tier Energy company
    • Case Study #2:  VAAS (Visibility as a Service) at a Large Hi-tech Enterprise
    • Case Study #3:  Science DMZ Deployment at a Top US University
    • Case Study #4:  East-West Traffic Monitoring at a multinational Financial
    • Case Study #5: Remote monitoring at a prestigious Research Institut 

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Syed Ghayur
      Director, Systems Engineering
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Riverbed and Big Switch: Pervasive Application Performance Monitoring for Data Centers

    July 13, 2016

    Riverbed Technology® and Big Switch Networks® are partnering together to provide a cost-optimized application-aware network monitoring solution that delivers easy and efficient network and application troubleshooting. The joint solution offers unprecedented scale for data center-wide monitoring (including east-west traffic), and is being extended to support NetFlow-based analytics. Big Mon customers can register here to take advantage of Riverbed NetExpress 90-day free promotion.

    In this webinar, we discussed the following:

    • Big Question or Point #1:  How does the “All-in-One” Riverbed SteelCentral enable rapid resolution of performance problems?
    • Big Question or Point #2:  How do customers take advantage of new Big Mon features like NetFlow generation and NetExpress NetFlow analytics?
    • Big Question or Point #3:  How does the NetExpress 90-day free trial for the joint solution work?
    • Demo: Riverbed SteelCentral + Big Mon (including NetFlow generation and analytics)

     

    Panelist(s):

    • Frank Rubio
      Strategic Technology Alliances
      Riverbed
    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • New Capabilities of Big Switch SDN Fabrics Accelerate DC Network Transformation

    June 29, 2016

    Watch the Big Switch Summer Launch webinar recording to learn about the new release of our SDN solutions. Brad Casemore, Director of Research, Datacenter Networks, IDC, discusses the drivers of next-generation SDN-based fabric adoption as core to modern software-defined data centers. Kyle Forster, Big Switch Founder, and Prashant Gandhi, VP of Products,discuss the rapid adoption of SDN networking, compelling SDN use-cases, and demonstrate the powerful capabilities delivered in the latest releases of Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric Solutions. And, as always, a Big Switch surprise as we continue to disrupt the status-quo of data center networking.
     
    In this webinar, we discussed:
    • What’s the outlook for 2016, major trends in the rapid adoption of open networking technologies?
    • What’s new in Big Monitoring Fabric?
    • What’s new in Big Cloud Fabric?
    • Take the Community Edition Use Case Challenge and Win

    Panelist(s):

    • Brad Casemore
      Research Director, Datacenter Networking
      IDC
    • Kyle Forster
      Founder
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Products
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Gregg Holzrichter
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Big Switch Networks
  • Pervasive Network Visibility Strengthens Data Center Security

    June 08, 2016

    The exponential growth in network footprint, the shift in traffic patterns within the data center and the sophistication of cyber-attacks are breaking traditional network security designs. In such an environment, monitoring throughout the network is critical to dynamically mitigate security threats. Lee Doyle, Principal Analyst at Doyle Research, will present their findings on next-gen monitoring for data center security, followed by an interactive discussion with the Big Switch team about Pervasive Network Visibility and its impact on Data Center Security.

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • BIG QUESTION #1: What are the challenges of data center networking security?
    • BIG QUESTION #2:  What are the advantages a comprehensive network monitoring solution can bring the data center?
    • BIG QUESTION #3: How does BSN deliver network monitoring, policy management, and service chaining with tools?
    • DEMO: How to use drag and drop policy-based Inline service chaining

    Panelist(s):

    • Lee Doyle
      Principal Analyst
      Doyle Research
    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Judy Ash
    Head of Corporate Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Open Networking Promise and Pitfalls

    May 17, 2016

    Watch this recorded IHS Webinar on Open Networking Promise and Pitfalls with speakers from both Dell Computer and Big Switch Networks. 

    The trail to open networking with bare metal switching has been blazed by very large scale data center operators such as Google and Facebook, and it is the dominant use case for software-defined networking (SDN) in the data center. Traditional network vendors and startups have packaged the knowledge gained from large-scale data center operators, opening the door for others to participate in a new paradigm for purchasing and deploying data center networks. This model leverages an open and programmable environment that provides choice and is driving innovation in silicon and software technologies all at software speed. This webinar explores the rollout of open networking, discusses the advantages of this approach, shares lessons learned by early adopters, and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

    Key Topics Discussed:

     

    • Open networking market drivers and rollout
    • A new paradigm and options for data center networking
    • Open networking means innovation and choice
    • Open networking success stories and deployment best practices 

     

    This webinar was recorded live on May 17, 2016.

    Panelist(s):

    • Cliff Grossner, Ph.D.
      Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
      IHS
    • Kyle Forster
      Co-founder
      Big Switch Networks
    • Jonathan Seckler
      Director, Product Marketing
      Dell Open Networking

    Moderator:

    Allen Tatara
    Manager, IHS Webinars
    IHS
  • ACG Research’s Innovation Product of the Year – Customer Deployment Webinar

    May 11, 2016

    Watch this recorded webinar that showcases real-world deployments of Big Cloud Fabric, the networking industry’s only automated and open SDN fabric that offers agility for faster business innovation, operational simplicity, and hyper-scale economics. Discover why Big Cloud Fabric was named ACG Research's 2015 Omega Award for Breakthrough Innovation Product of the Year.

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • Case Study #1: Verizon’s Project Corona NFV Deployment
    • Case Study #2: U2 Cloud leverages vCenter with vPod
    • Case Study #3:  A major Healthcare provider's Ceph Storage Deployment

    Panelist(s):

    • Syed Ghayur
      Director, Americas Systems Engineering
      Big Switch Networks
    • Craig Johnson
      Senior System Engineer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    JP Shukla
    Director Product Management
    Big Switch Networks
  • The State of Open Source Networking - OpenStack, Open Compute, and ONUG: OMG!

    May 04, 2016

    The open networking movement continues to evolve and mature, with solutions now getting deployed in production, at scale. Open Source initiatives have been gathering momentum and customer adoption. From the Open Compute Project (OCP) to the OpenStack Summit held in Austin the final week of April, Rob Sherwood, Big Switch CTO, saw firsthand the innovation and customer adoption on display.  As an active member of the OpenStack community and Gold member of the OCP, Rob shares his perspectives and impressions from both the OCP Summit and the OpenStack Summit including:

    • The State of Open Networking –  Perspectives on Open Network Linux with OCP, Open Daylight Foundation, HP Open Switch, and Open Stack
    • Momentum & Adoption – Most popular use cases, industry vertical adoption, insertion points
    • Open Source – What’s Next?

    Panelist(s):

    • Rob Sherwood
      Chief Technology Officer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • The Promise of the Software Defined Data Center: Abstraction, Hyper-convergence, and Dramatically Increased Business Agility

    April 06, 2016

    More than a single vendor's buzzword filled vision; the Software Defined Data Center is the culmination of several significant trends that have disrupted the IT industry status quo, delivering order-of-magnitude improvements in data center efficiency, flexibility, and business agility. 

    Compute, Storage, and Networking have all undergone significant industry and architectural transformation with the advent of virtualization. Each underlying physical hardware stack that comprises the traditional datacenter has experienced dramatic disruption and subsequent standardization, followed by commoditization. The rise of differentiated software has allowed abstraction, consolidation, and optimization of the underlying hardware, fundamentally transforming the operational models and capital expenditure of compute, storage, and networking. 

    With the mainstream adoption of software defined compute (server virtualization), software defined storage (both hyper-converged form factors and software-only abstraction layers), and software defined networking (with network virtualization overlays and fabric based SDN underlays), the stage has been set for a new chapter in datacenter orchestration, automation, and policy-based provisioning.

    Watch this webinar and read the report to learn how modern, scale-out architectures, software abstraction, and intelligent orchestration are bringing the vision of the Software Defined Data Center to life, delivering on the promise of agile IT, with modern data centers delivering business agility at the pace of modern business.  

    Key Takeaways:

    • Compute was fundamentally transformed by the adoption of x86 architecture and server virtualization software. Both storage and networking are experiencing dramatic disruptions and transformation with the emergence of mature software abstraction layers.
    • Storage is enjoying a period of intense innovation and competition with the advent of hybrid storage, all flash arrays and hyper-converged architectures. Learn about these competing approaches and the impact each is having on data centers.
    • Networking has been the datacenter laggard compared to compute and storage. Learn how new approaches to SDN are being adopted by mainstream enterprises, service providers, and governments in production, delivering agility and operational simplicity to the traditionally most conservative and fragile silo in the datacenter.

     

    Panelist(s):

    • Rob Sherwood
      Chief Technology Officer
      Big Switch Networks
    • Roy Chau
      Co-Founder
      SDX Central
  • Delivering Resilient SDN Fabrics For OpenStack NFV Clouds with Advanced Visibility

    March 17, 2016

    NFV deployments represent some of the most demanding workloads in OpenStack clouds, yet the economic and operational promise of NFV makes this a high-value technical challenge for service providers worldwide. In this Intel Builders Network webinar, we discuss a joint solution based on Big Switch’s SDN Fabrics (for cloud and for visibility) and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 7 for a large NFV deployment at tier-1 US telecom provider.  For deploying OpenStack cloud for NFV, the following key design principles are discussed:

    • Resiliency & Performance at Scale
    • Reducing Operational Complexity
    • Integrated Security & Analytics

    Demo: OpenStack Network Automation

    Additionally, pervasive visibility of NFV environment is critical due to east-west traffic across NFV workloads and increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.  Big Switch’s Big Monitoring Fabric enables advanced visibility and security to the OpenStack NFV cloud. Specifically, we discussed:

    • Out-of-band and inline SDN fabrics for visibility and service chaining
    • Intel DPDK-based service node for advanced services such as De-deduplication, Packet Slicing, and RegEx Pattern Matching
    • Dynamic policy creation through event triggered API integration

    Demo: Advanced Network Visibility 

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Products and Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
    • Glenn Rudolph
      Director, Business Development
      Red Hat
    • Bala Ramchandran
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric 3.5 Deep Dive

    March 09, 2016

    Watch this recorded webinar with the Big Switch Networks product team as they discuss and demo the latest Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) technology advancements. The latest release of Big Cloud Fabric delivers expanded networking capabilities for VMware and OpenStack private clouds.  Additionally, BCF now supports multiple, isolated vPods, where each vPod can be associated with a different vSphere or OpenStack orchestration! 

     In this webinar, they discussed:

    • Latest Enhancements: What’s new with Big Cloud Fabric 3.5?
    • Demo: VMware on BCF - Enhanced visibility and automation with vCenter 6.0 GUI Plugin
    • Demo: Virtual Pods – Deploy multiple OpenStack and/or VMware instances on single physical infrastructure
    • How to Get Started – BSN Labs, Starter Kits and, Introducing New Community Edition

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Director, Product Management
      Big Switch Netwoks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Arkadiy Shapiro
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • VMware + Big Switch Networks: Delivering Simplified Visibility and Orchestration

    February 24, 2016

    Big Switch Networks' Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) --- a controller-driven SDN fabric implemented with commodity open networking (whitebox/britebox) switches---can be deployed as a cost-optimized physical network for VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO). Coupled with VMware NSX for L3 network and rich security services, enterprises have an end-to-end solution for OpenStack networking for VMware deployments. Watch this recorded webinar to learn about how VIO deployments benefit from BCF's operational simplification through automation and enhanced visibility along with the comprehensive services offered by NSX. 

    In this webinar, we discussed:

    • Big Question #1: What benefits does VIO offer for deploying production-grade OpenStack on VMware? 
    • Big Question #2: How does the BCF’s Physical Fabric Automation accelerate VIO deployments? 
    • Big Question #3: How does the solution provide end-to-end network visibility and simplify troubleshooting? 
    • Demo: VIO+BCF+NSX solution – Arkadiy Shapiro 

    Panelist(s):

    • Arvind Soni
      OpenStack Lead Product Manager
      VMware
    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP, Product Management and Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
    • Arkadiy Shapiro
      Principal Technical Marketing Engineer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Bala Ramachandran
    Director Product Management, Technology Partnerships
    Big Switch Networks
  • Secure your DMZ/Extranet with Big Monitoring Fabric 5.5

    February 10, 2016

     Secure your DMZ/Extranet with Big Monitoring Fabric 5.5

    In this recorded webinar, the Big Switch Networks product team takes you a deep dive to learn about the latest Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF) technology advances.  The latest release of Big Monitoring Fabric delivers expanded capabilities that include advanced packet manipulation functions such as De-duplication, Packet Slicing, and RegEx pattern matching. Add to that advanced analytics, superior inline mode capabilities and 100G switch support — and pervasive network security that is Simple, Scalable and Economical is now fully within reach.

    In this webinar, they discussed:

    • BMF Use Cases: What are the most popular Big Monitoring Fabric Use Cases?
    • Service Appliance: How BMF enables advanced packet services using Intel x86 based service nodes?
    • Advanced Analytics:  Learn how customizable, historical time-series data helps provide even greater visibility into the network
    • Demo: Inline mode deployments, Service chaining and more…

    Panelist(s):

    • Sunit Chauhan
      Head of Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Switch Momentum 2016: The year SDN deployments go mainstream

    January 27, 2016

    HYPERSCALE-INSPIRED NETWORKING: CROSSING THE SDN CHASM

    Watch this recorded webinar and learn about the next release of Big Switch SDN solutions plus hear from Doug Murray about Big Switch market momentum in 2016. 

    The Gartner Hype Cycle for SDN predicts that 2016 is the year for broad adoption of SDN and hyper-scale networking in the Enterprise. Listen to Big Switch CEO, Doug Murray, and Prashant Gandhi, VP of Product Management and Strategy, as they discuss trends, momentum, and the launch of the next release of Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. 

    Discussion topics included:

    • What is the outlook for 2016, what's in store for our customers and what are major trends we see in hyper-scale SDN adoption?
    • What’s new in Big Monitoring Fabric?
    • What’s new in Big Cloud Fabric?
    • Introduction of new Community Editions for both of Big Switch Network’s production grade SDN fabric solutions – Big Cloud Fabric™ and Big Monitoring Fabric™

    Panelist(s):

    • Doug Murray
      CEO
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP, Product Management & Strategy
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Head of Product Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Garland and Big Switch: Enabling Low Cost 100G Monitoring for Visibility and Security

    December 16, 2015

    Learn how Big Switch SDN fabric and Garland TAPs enable low-cost 10G/40G/100G pervasive monitoring. In this recorded webinar, discover how Garland Technology’s network TAPs are deployed with Big Switch’s Big Monitoring Fabric to provide a 10G/40G/100G monitoring solution that is operationally simple, highly scalable, and cost-effective for enterprise, service provider and web-scale/SaaS data centers.

    The webinar presenters discuss the following: 

    • What are the key drivers for high-performance monitoring?
    • How does the joint solution provide simplicity, scale and economics for DC-wide monitoring?
    • Why does a network TAP ensure 100% data visibility and access to a centralized tool farm?
    • Demo (at 23:54): Any TAP to Any Tool – Dramatically Simplified!

    Panelist(s):

    • Chris Bihary
      CEO and Founder
      Garland Technology
    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Product Management & Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Enabling Science DMZ deployments with Big Monitoring Fabric

    December 02, 2015

    Big Monitoring Fabric allows enterprises and universities to easily deploy and manage highly resilient, security networks for their DMZ / extranet environments at bare-metal economics. 

    Watch this recorded webinar and find out how Big Monitoring Fabric Inline enables Science DMZ deployments for universities, using SDN and production grade, open vendor 40G / 100G switches.  Also, learn about the limited, time-sensitive promotions primarily targeted for schools, colleges and universities.  

    Webinar attendees can leverage a limited-time promotion, specially designed for schools, colleges and universities.  Email us at info@bigswitch.com for details. 

    Discussion topics included:

    •WHAT are the key considerations when deploying a Science DMZ network?

    •HOW does the Big Mon Inline solution help optimize inline tool deployment for Science DMZ networks? 

    •HOW to leverage Big Mon’s SDN programmability for fast-pathing policy enforcement for your Science DMZ?

    •WHAT are the benefits of a unified, single point of management for your Inline as well as out-of-band tools?

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Docker Container Networking with Big Cloud Fabric

    November 11, 2015

    As the buzz and momentum around containers grows, so do questions around how the networking technologies need to evolve to address the challenges posed by these highly dense and ephemeral workloads. 

    In this recorded webinar, Rob Sherwood (Big Switch CTO) and Prashant Gandhi (VP PLM & Strategy) discuss networking for containers - what changes and what stays the same?They also discuss how Big Cloud Fabric enables streamlined network management, visibility and troubleshooting for the Docker container workloads. 

    Discussion topics include:

    • What’s New? Emergence of new application architectures, richer network topologies, higher density, short-lived workloads...
    • What’s Not? The need for network automation, programmability, enhanced visibility and analytics...
    • Demo (@14:49): Big Cloud Fabric networking for Docker containers including advanced visibility and troubleshooting.
    • Q&A: Listen to the discussion about the challenges and requirements for container networking in your data any center.

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, PLM & Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
    • Rob Sherwood
      Chief Technology Officer
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Red Hat & Big Switch: Integrated OpenStack Solution for Simplified Cloud Deployment

    October 28, 2015

    Big Switch Networks and Red Hat have collaborated to fully integrate Big Cloud Fabric with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 (RHEL OSP 7) -- providing a simplified and scalable OpenStack networking solution for enterprise & service provider infrastructure teams.

    Watch the webinar recording to see the product teams discuss and demo the integrated solution which simplifies OpenStack deployment workflows and enables streamlined management, visibility and troubleshooting of the data center networks. The demo starts at 16:00. 

    Discussion topics include:

    • Self Service Cloud Deployment: Integrated RHEL OSP 7 workflow for infrastructure deployment, operations and change management.
    • Operational Simplicity & Agility: End-to-end networking automation for multi-tenant application deployment
    • Simplified Troubleshooting: Deep visibility across both virtual and physical environment for enabling end-to-end troubleshooting
    • Big Switch Labs: Try out OpenStack Integration with Big Cloud Fabric online for free!  Sign-up Now!

    Panelist(s):

    • Glenn Rudolph
      Global Business Development Director
      Red Hat
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Head of Product Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Unified P+V Networking for OpenStack Clouds

    October 14, 2015

    Looking for a simple and resilient OpenStack Neutron networking solution? Find it hard to deploy, manage and troubleshoot the physical and virtual networking?  How about a Unified Physical + Virtual solution for your OpenStack data center networking?

    Watch this recorded webinar featuring the Big Cloud Fabric team who discuss the industry's first unified physical + virtual SDN fabric for deploying resilient OpenStack clouds.  There is also a demo at 20:32

    The topics discussed include:

    • Operational Simplification: Controller based provisioning of P+V Fabric with full Neutron integration for L2/L3 (distributed routing, NAT)
    • Tenant Centric Provisioning: Accelerate application deployment and simplify operational workflows.
    • Simplified Troubleshooting: A single pane of glass with visibility and analytics for the entire physical and virtual network environment.
    • Big Switch Labs: Try out OpenStack Integration with Big Cloud Fabric online for free!  Sign-up Now!  

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shulka
      Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Head of Product Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Monitoring Fabric: Introducing Latest Innovations for Pervasive Security and Visibility

    September 30, 2015

    In this webinar, the Big Switch product team discussed the latest Big Monitoring Fabric innovations including x86 Service Nodes (de-duplication, packet slicing and regex matching), 100G Switch Support (commodity economics) and Advanced Analytics (sFlow collector, ICMP / DHCP / DHS trackers).

    Watch the recorded webinar to learn more about:

    • Operational Simplicity: Experience the difference between a box-by-box vs. SDN-based approach to pervasive network visibility.
    • Flexible, Scalable Fabric: Eliminate tool silos and enable tools by providing complete visibility of the production network
    • Dramatic Cost Savings: Monitor more while paying less leveraging benefits of  SDN-powered open vendor switches
    • Big Switch Labs: Try out Big Monitoring Fabric online for free!  Sign-up Now!  

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Head of Product Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • VMware Data Centers with Dell Open Networking & Big Cloud Fabric

    September 16, 2015

    Open Networking is changing networking just as surely as the PC changed computing. To further ease adoption of software defined data center (SDDC) networking technologies, Big Switch Networks has partnered with Dell and VMware, allowing data center administrators unprecedented network automation capabilities.

    Watch and listen to executives from Dell and Big Switch as they discuss Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) – the networking industry’s only open SDN fabric designed to transform complex, expensive and proprietary box-by-box networking.  Learn how organizations deploying VMware server (vSphere) or network virtualization (NSX) solutions can now simplify operational workflows of the underlying physical network while reducing overall TCO. 

    Topics covered include: 

    • Dell Open Networking - Dell is disaggregating the networking stack and enabling choice for VMware Data Centers.
    • BCF + VMware vSphere - BCF seamlessly integrates with VMware vCenter to automate application deployment on the physical SDN fabric.
    • BCF + VMware NSX - BCF provides the best SDN underlay for VMware NSX-v deployments providing enhanced physical network visibility to network administrators.
    • BCF + VMware VIO: BCF automates the underlying physical network for VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) and enhances network visibility and troubleshooting.

    Panelist(s):

    • Amit Sanyal
      Sr. Director PLM
      Dell Networking
    • Sunit Chauhan
      Head of Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
  • The Big Switch Networks' 2015 Launch Event

    August 19, 2015

    One year ago, at our 2014 Launch Event, we announced our vision to bring hyperscale networking to organizations of all sizes. Watch this webinar to hear about the tremendous progress we have made in just one year, and find out about the next chapter in our exciting journey.

    • WHAT are the latest advances in Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric?
    • HOW are we continuing to reduce the barrier to the adoption of hyperscale networking?
    • WHAT are the areas of deepening technology partnerships?
    • HOW do customers experience the scalability, simplicity, and agility of our solutions?

    Panelist(s):

    • Douglas Murray
      Chief Executive Officer
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Product Management and Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ray Mota
      CEO and Managing Partner
      ACG Research

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Head of Product Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • F5 & Big Switch - Automating Application Delivery Services with SDN Fabrics

    July 29, 2015

    Looking to deploy cloud-centric applications leveraging a simple, scalable and agile networking infrastructure?  Then you need to watch this webinar recording where the F5 & Big Switch teams discuss the benefits of F5’s industry-leading BIG-IP platform deployed with Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric (BCF).  You will learn how the joint solution delivers rapid application deployment, application elasticity and operational simplicity across both physical and virtual infrastructure.

    The webinar addresses the following:

    • F5 BIG-IP & BCF: What are the key capabilities of the SDN-based joint solution that enable app elasticity and agility?
    • VMware vSphere: How does the BIG-IP ADC with BCF for VMware environments enable customers to achieve operational simplicity and fabric elasticity?
    • OpenStack LBaaS: How is F5’s LBaaS integrated with BCF to deliver an automated and cost-optimized L2-L7 solution for OpenStack clouds?
    • Demo: Joint Solution – F5’s BIG-IP + Big Cloud Fabric (for VMware and OpenStack LBaaS)

     

    Panelist(s):

    • Matt Quill
      Business Development Manager
      F5
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Discover How Intuit Leverages Next-Generation Performance Monitoring With Riverbed and Big Switch Networks

    July 21, 2015

    In this recorded webinar, discover how Intuit uses Riverbed SteelCentral & Big Switch Big Tap Monitoring Fabric together to enable pervasive application-aware network monitoring while achieving massive operational simplicity and dramatic cost reduction. 

    Specific topics discussed include:

    • HOW:  Design considerations for monitoring DC traffic for delivering optimal network and application performance
    • WHAT: Riverbed SteelCentral’s comprehensive capabilities to enable smarter troubleshooting and rapid rectification of network problems
    • HOW: Big Tap Monitoring Fabric, a next-gen NPB, offers dramatic operational simplification and TCO reduction compared to legacy NPBs
    • WHY: Solution flexibility and operational simplification for pervasive application and network monitoring

    Panelist(s):

    • Ted Turner
      Network Engineer
      Intuit
    • Nic Koutsoukos
      Senior Director, Marketing
      Riverbed
    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Product Management and Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
  • Deploy SDN-based Network Automation in Minutes!

    July 15, 2015

    Are you interested in Network Automation but don't know where to begin? Are you a CCIE / JNCIE looking to quickly enhance your career with DevOps like skillset for network automation?

    Watch the Big Cloud Fabric team as they demonstrate the ease and simplicity of programing a networking fabric without months of training. You will learn the 3 steps to becoming a DevOps-style network programmer!

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • What is the difference between SDN automation and Box-by-Box scripting?
    • Why an API-first design principle is fundamental to enabling network-wide programmability?
    • How to easily create Python scripts to automate your existing network workflows?
    • Demo: Networking CLI → Python Programming

    Panelist(s):

    • Sunit Chauhan
      Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ted Elhourani
      Big Switch Labs
      Big Switch Networks
  • Advanced Network Telemetry with Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

    June 24, 2015

    Looking to extract intelligence and analytics out of your network infrastructure in minutes? Listen to the discussion and demo with Big Switch team. In this recorded webinar, the presenter will discuss and then demo some of the in-built and advanced visibility and telemetry features of Big Tap Monitoring Fabric -- Automated Trackers (Workloads, Network Segments, DHCP/DNS/IPAM controls), On-Demand Packet Capture and sFlow Offload. 

    Topics he shared included:

    • Centralized Visibility: Experience the difference between a box-by-box vs. SDN-based approach to pervasive network visibility.
    • Automated Tracking: Access relevant network information at your fingertips without extensive setup overhead.
    • Simplified Troubleshooting: Experience ease of day-to-day troubleshooting tasks with modern controller-based visibility fabrics.
    • Demo: Automated Trackers, Packet Capture and sFlow Offload features of Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Pervasive Security Monitoring with Cyphort & Big Switch Networks

    June 17, 2015

    Looking for Scalable Enterprise-wide Security Monitoring? Watch the recorded presentation of Cyphort’s Advanced Threat Defense Platform together with Big Switch’s next-gen NPB, Big  Tap Monitoring Fabric. In this webinar, security and networking experts from Cyphort and Big Switch discuss how security teams can economically and rapidly detect advanced targeted attacks at scale and mitigate threats in a prioritized manner. 

    This webinar covers:

    • Scalable: How does the Cyphort/Big Switch joint solution deliver scalable (enterprise-wide) threat detection and mitigation?
    • Advanced: What are the sophisticated cybersecurity technologies employed by Cyphort’s Advanced Threat Defense Platform?
    • Economical: Why Big Tap, a next-gen NPB dramatically reduces total cost of ownership compared to legacy solutions?
    • Demo: Simplified and granular security monitoring using Big Tap and Advanced Threat Detection Platform

    Panelist(s):

    • Jeremy Carlson
      Senior Director, Business Development
      Cyphort
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • OpenStack L4-L7 Networking Made Easy with Open SDN

    June 10, 2015

    In this webinar, you will see how Big Cloud Fabric supports seamless integration with OpenStack, makes it very easy to deploy new OpenStack pods, and integrates troubleshooting workflows directly into Horizon GUI. In addition to automating L2-L3 networking, BCF also simplifies L4-L7 service insertion, such as load balancer/Firewall as a service (LBaaS/FWaaS). Discussion topics included:

    • Simple: How do the Neutron plugin and Horizon GUI enhancements make your OpenStack networking easy?
    • Resilient: What does it mean to have a Chaos Monkey grade networking infrastructure?
    • Economical: How do Open SDN Fabrics enable Capex and Opex benefits?
    • Demo: Managing L4-L7 service insertion (LBaaS) from Horizon GUI

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • FireEye & Big Switch: Enabling Enterprise-wide Threat Protection with Next Gen NPB

    May 27, 2015

    In this webinar, our panelists taught us how to combat a full spectrum of cyber threat vectors with efficiency and scale by deploying FireEye Threat Protection Platforms, featuring advanced signature-less protection, with Big Tap Monitoring Fabric — a next generation NPB based on open SDN fabrics.  

    The following was discussed amongst our panelists:

    • How does the FireEye/Big Switch joint solution deliver scalable and sophisticated threat prevention for all data center traffic?
    • What are the unique benefits of Big Tap Controller when deploying FireEye platforms for inline or out-of-band use cases?
    • How automation practices like fast-pathing policy enforcement at the data center and DMZ are enabled using Big Tap’s SDN programmability?
    • Why next-gen NPB dramatically reduce total cost of ownership compared to legacy NPBs?  

    There was also a live demo. 

    Panelist(s):

    • Ruby Sharma
      Senior Manager, Cyber Security Coalition
      FireEye
    • John Klassen
      Senior Director, Technology, Cyber Security Coalition
      FireEye
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric 2.6 Launch

    May 20, 2015

    The simple, cost-effective SDN underlay on Dell and bare-metal switches for VMware NSX.
    Watch this webinar recording of the Big Cloud Fabric 2.6 launch. This release delivers physical network automation and physical network visibility to VMware NSX, with seamless integration with vCenter to support any VMware vSphere workload. Virtualization administrators are now able to engage with a highly responsive physical network that operates at the same pace as VM creation/deletion and VM live migration (e.g., vMotion) events.

    In this webinar, we showed how Big Cloud Fabric 2.6:

    • DRIVES rapid resolution of cross-domain issues by providing a consistent view of virtualization environments across both virtualization and network admins
    • PROVIDES complete NSX VM and host (Virtual Tunnel End Point or VTEP) visibility in the BCF controller
    • HELPS rapid VTEP-to-VTEP trouble-shooting on BCF fabric underlay across the fabric
    • DELIVERS direct VMware vCenter™ integration that automates network creation on the physical SDN fabric.

    There was a demo of Big Cloud Fabric 2.6.

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      Vice President, Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
  • Big Tap 4.5 - Launch Webinar

    May 13, 2015

    In this webinar, Prashant Gandhi, Vice President of Product Management at Big Switch announced the general availability of Big Tap 4.5. He discussed how this release of Big Tap brings remarkable operational simplicity to customers by enabling a single Big Tap controller to manage both inline and out-of-band deployment modes. 

    The new features includes the following:

    • Inline Mode allows users to easily connect the fabric to a variety of security tools
    • sFlow Generation provides a clear picture of network activity
    • Network Telemetry/Analytics enables rapid inventory of infrastructure services and identification of rogue devices
    • Dell Support expanded to include the S4048 switch with 48x10G and 6x40G interfaces

    In this webinar, there was a live demo of Big Tap 4.5.  

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management & Strategy
      Big Switch Networks
    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
  • Big Monitoring Fabric: Enabling Inline Security with SDN Fabrics

    April 29, 2015

    Big Monitoring Fabric 4.5 allows data center admins to easily deploy and manage multiple inline security tools in their DMZ network. In this webinar, we showed how you can leverage the SDN-based Big Monitoring Fabric to easily configure a highly resilient inline visibility solution using Bare-metal or Brite-box switches. 

    We also answered the following: 

    • What are the key considerations when deploying inline security tools in your DMZ network?
    • How does Big Monitoring Fabric Inline solution help optimize inline tool deployment in a DMZ?
    • How to leverage Big Monitoring Fabric's SDN programmability for fast-pathing policy enforcement in your DMZ?
    • What are the benefits of a unified, single point of management for your inline as well as passive tools?

    Also included in this webinar is a demo.

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric /Citrix CloudPlatform Integration

    April 22, 2015

    Building production-grade clouds with Citrix CloudPlatform and open networking-enabled SDN fabrics.In this webinar we discussed how we can leverage the CloudStack orchestration and Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric to build production-grade clouds with SDN-based architecture and open networking switch hardware.

     We answered the following questions:

    • What are the emerging requirements on data center network infrastructure to efficiently manage cloud-hosted applications?
    • How does Citrix CloudPlatform enable reliable, application-centric cloud orchestration and workload provisioning for cloud deployments?
    • What integration does the joint solution provide for CloudStack orchestration with Big Cloud Fabric to achieve configuration automation?
    • How can customers achieve operational simplicity, workload agility and elasticity at much lower cost points using the joint solution when compared to traditional box-by-box solutions?

    We also showed a live product demo of the CloudStack-based orchestration with Big Cloud Fabric. 

    Panelist(s):

    • Palanivel Rajan
      Product Manager
      Citrix
    • Aditya Tandon
      Product Manager
      Citrix
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric & VMware vSphere Integration with Demo

    April 15, 2015

    Running vSphere workloads? Want to automate physical network provisioning? Watch this webinar to find out how you can build an SDN fabric that integrates with vSphere to enable network automation.

    Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 supports seamless integration with vSphere, bringing automated workflows for connecting virtual machines across a physical network.  This unique integration provides complete VM-level visibility and simplifies virtual-physical troubleshooting across VMware Infrastructure (VI) for network administrators.

    In this webinar, we demonstrated:

    • How Big Cloud Fabric is integrated with vCenter?
    • Which workflows are automated?
      • Auto Host Detection & LAG Formation
      • Auto L2 Network Creation & VM Learning
      • Auto policy migration for vMotion/DRS
    • How troubleshooting across virtual and physical networks can be accelerated

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks
    • Jeff Doyle
      Modern Networking Evangelist
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • BCF: Modern GUI Workflows for NetOps

    April 08, 2015

    Tired of box-by-box management? Watch this recorded webinar to experience the operational simplicity offered by Big Cloud Fabric GUI

    Big Cloud Fabric Controller provides Single Pane of Glass for the entire Leaf Spine Clos Fabric. For data center network operations team, a centralized dashboard for fabric management not only enables operational simplicity but also provides quick and easy access to troubleshooting, analytics and telemetry information.

    In this webinar, we showcased the ease of operating Big Cloud Fabric using the Graphical User Interface (GUI).  We discussed the following topics:

    • How to use Big Cloud Fabric GUI to bring up physical switches to automatically form a leaf-spine Clos fabric?
    • What are the steps involved in provisioning tenants or projects, network segments and logical routers?
    • How to troubleshoot connectivity issues in a matter of minutes? Or perhaps policy misconfigurations?
    • What benefits can Fabric Analytics bring to simplify day to day network operations?

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Tap sFlow: Enabling Pervasive Flow-level Visibility

    April 01, 2015

    Looking for network traffic visibility without overloading your production networks?  Watch the webinar recording to learn more about Big Tap’s sFlow feature.

    If you are looking for pervasive network security and visibility for your high-speed datacenter networks, look no further.  Big Tap provides a simple, scalable and economical solution.  With Big Tap’s sFlow Generation capability you can now get real-time flow-level visibility into your production network.

    In this webinar, the panelists discussed the options for flow level visibility and also discussed:

      • What are the challenges faced by Network Security teams as they aim for ubiquitous visibility?
      • What is sFlow? What are the advantages of enabling sFlow generation with Big Tap? 
      • How does the Big Tap solution provide comprehensive traffic and flow-level visibility?
      • Demo: Big Tap Monitoring Fabric sFlow Generation Feature

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • OCP Summit 2015 – Open Networking Momentum Accelerates

    March 25, 2015

    The momentum behind the Open Networking movement is staggering and it was on full display at the just concluded Open Compute (OCP) Summit 2015 in San Jose, CA. 

    If you missed the conference and our webinar, you can listen to the recording.  Rob Sherwood, Big Switch CTO and an active member of the OCP Networking community, shared his perspectives and impressions from the conference including:

    • The State of Open Networking – Bringing hyperscale designs to normal-scale data centers
    • The Momentum – Over 200 member organizations now including Apple and Microsoft
    • The Latest on the Technology Front -  Facebook Wedge and 6-Pack, Open Network Linux (ONL), Broadcom’s Open NSL and FBOSS

    Panelist(s):

    • Rob Sherwood
      Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
      Big Switch Networks
    • Sunit Chauhan
      Head of Product Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sharyn Fitzpatrick
    Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • BCF: Experience Zero Touch SDN Clos Fabric

    March 18, 2015

    Are you still managing your data center networks box-by-box?  With Zero Touch Fabric (ZTF) features of BCF, you get complete control and management of physical switches from a centralized, single pane of glass. 

    In this webinar, the Big Switch Product team shows how ZTF tremendously simplifies day-to-day data center network operations, including:

    •  Hitless auto-upgrade of the BCF fabric including BCF controller software and Switch Light OS on fabric node
    • Auto scaling of the BCF fabric – adding or removing racks, nodes or links within the fabric

    Included in this webinar is a detailed Product Demo showcasing BCF software upgrade and fabric expansion using ZTF.

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Webinar: Big Tap: Scalable Security Monitoring for Data Centers

    Big Tap: Scalable Security Monitoring for Data Centers

    March 11, 2015

    The exponential growth seen in data center size, bandwidth and traffic, as well as the demand for a higher portion of network traffic to be monitored have been testing the limits of the traditional monitoring/visibility designs. Traditional box-by-box approach based on proprietary Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) has proven to be cost prohibitive and operationally complex for organization wide monitoring.

    In this webinar, Big Switch product teams showcase Big Tap’s Pervasive Security Monitoring capability - powered by it scale-out architecture, simplified operations and bare metal switch (whitebox or britebox) economics. The team discussed real customer deployments to compare and contrast Big Tap Monitoring design with traditional NPB solutions.  Watch the webinar recording to see why Big Tap is rapidly becoming an attractive replacement for your expensive NPBs.

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
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    Riverbed & Big Switch: Application-aware network monitoring at scale with SDN fabrics

    March 04, 2015

    Learn how to achieve scale, simplicity and efficiency of monitoring at low cost by deploying Riverbed SteelCentral products with SDN-powered Big Tap Monitoring Fabric. Topics covered in this webinar included Data Center monitoring design considerations for delivering optimal network and application performance.

    Solution Demo (starting at 16:27): Granular application monitoring made simple with Riverbed SteelCentral and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

    Panelist(s):

    • Patrick Campbell
      Technical Marketing
      Riverbed
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • A10 & Big Switch: Dynamic L4-L7 Services in BCF with A10 Thunder ADC

    February 25, 2015

    The webinar provided an overview of the dynamic L4-L7 service insertion capability in Big Cloud Fabric. Panelists showcased how the A10 Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) can be seamlessly deployed with Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric to achieve operational simplicity, resilience and agility for large scale applications.

    Joint Solution Demo: A10 Thunder ADC service insertion into Big Cloud Fabric, including automated provisioning using the REST API interfaces.

    Panelist(s):

    • Vinay Mamidi
      Product Management
      A10 Networks
    • Jeevan Sharma
      Technical Marketing
      A10 Networks
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Telchemy & Big Switch: Real-time Monitoring of Multimedia traffic driven by SDN Fabrics

    February 18, 2015

    The webinar covered how Telchemy SQprobe Media Analytics works with Big Tap Monitoring Fabric to provide optimal user experience for multimedia applications. Panelists discussed the key challenges in monitoring real time video and voice service performance and how the powerful combination of SQprobe with Big Tap leverage advanced analytics with SDN to provide service monitoring at an unprecedented level.

    Joint Solution Demo: Telchemy SQprobe Media Analytics with Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

    Panelist(s):

    • Alan Clark
      CEO
      Telchemy
    • Shane Holthaus
      Systems Engineering
      Telchemy
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric - Resilient SDN Fabric for Data Centers

    February 11, 2015

    In this webinar, the Big Switch team discussed the resilience and reliability requirements of modern SDN Fabrics and provided a deep dive into the architecture of Big Cloud Fabric that makes it a highly resilient switching fabric for data center deployments.  Results from a Chaos-monkey style stress test that featured 42,000 simulated VMs in a 16 rack OpenStack pod running a Hadoop workload were shared.

    Product Demo: The webinar included a product demo, simulating multiple failures in the physical fabric including, headless-mode operations when both BCF controllers are not able to communicate with the Fabric.

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 - Launch Webinar

    January 30, 2015

    In this hour long session that included an industry analyst presentation and live Q&A, Big Switch executive team outlined significant customer traction and market momentum. Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 was launched with various major enhancements including:

    • Support for VMware Environments
    • Support for Dell Open Network Switches
    • Best in Class Fabric Analytics
    • Enhanced Cloud Orchestration and Hypervisor Support
    • Expanded Topologies and Use Cases

    Product Demo: Fabric Analytics feature announced with BCF 2.5

    Panelist(s):

    • Douglas Murray
      CEO
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Shamus McGillicuddy
      Senior Analyst
      EMA Research

    Moderator:

    Gregg Holzrichter
    CMO
    Big Switch Networks
  • Accelerate deployment of OpenStack clouds with Mirantis OpenStack and Big Cloud Fabric (BCF)

    January 23, 2015

    In this webinar, Jason Venner, Chief Architect at Mirantis shares his thoughts about resiliency and reliability requirements of Enterprise OpenStack deployments and presents results from the Chaos Monkey style stress testing done with Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) running the Hadoop Terrasort benchmark.  The webinar starts with an overview of BCF and an introduction to Big Switch's OpenStack enhancements.

    Product Demo:  Mirantis Fuel deployment and overview of Big Switch's OpenStack Horizon enhancements.

    Panelist(s):

    • Jason Venner
      VP & Chief Architect
      Mirantis
    • Bala Ramachandran
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Tap Monitoring Fabric: Deeper Packet Matching

    January 16, 2015

    In this webinar, Big Switch product team discusses the Deeper Packet Matching capability of Big Tap Monitoring Fabric.  Big Tap enables HW-based deeper packet matching capability to recognize application protocols and their attributes.  With ability to match up to 128 bytes of each packet at line rate, Big Tap allows more sophisticated monitoring policies to be written that can match on inner header fields for encapsulated packets such as MPLS, VXLAN and GRE and/or mobile 4G/LTE protocols such as GTP and SCTP.

    Product Demo: Deeper Packet Matching (DPM) functionality of Big Tap Monitoring Fabric.

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Enhancements

    January 09, 2015

    In this webinar, we featured many of the key enhancements to the Big Cloud Fabric product 2.5 release. New features include expanded support for new use cases, topologies, orchestration systems, and hardware platforms and advanced Fabric Analytics.  

    With the central repository analytics, you will see an easy, fine-grain log of events based on 

    • Time-series window
    • Event state (e.g. failures)
    • Configuration change (REST, CLI or GUI)
    • Tenant / Segment
    • End-point (MAC or IP) attachment & detachment
    • Devices

    You will also see Switch CPU / memory stats; tenant traffic stats, trend analysis and time-base log correlation.  A demo of the Fabric Analytics was also shown.

     

     

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Head of Product Marketing
    Big Switch Networks
  • A10 & Big Switch - Scalable DDoS Protection driven by SDN Monitoring Fabrics

    December 12, 2014

    In this webinar, Big Switch Networks and A10 Networks discuss the scalable DDoS protection solution comprising of A10's Thunder Threat Protection System and Big Switch's Big Tap Monitoring Fabric.

    Joint Solution Demo: Scalable DDoS protection solution with A10 Thunder TPS and Big Tap Monitoring Fabric.

    Panelist(s):

    • Rene Paap
      Product Marketing
      A10 Networks
    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Tap: Remote Data Center Monitoring

    December 06, 2014

    Big Tap product team introduces the Remote Data Center Monitoring capability of Big Tap Monitoring Fabric.  Big Tap monitoring fabric can be extended across L3 WAN to enable monitoring of remote DCs/POPs, colo facilities, campus/branch locations, as well as retail sites.  This allows centralization of monitoring tools and staff in few data centers, thus dramatically reducing CapEx and OpEx cost while allowing operations teams to monitor networks across the entire organization.

    Product Demo: Remote DC Monitoring Feature of Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

    Panelist(s):

    • Praful Bhaidasna
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Mostafa Mansour
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Switch CEO Douglas Murray discusses Data Center Networking Trends

    November 14, 2014

    Big Switch executives share their perspective on a wide ranging set of topics, including the latest trends in the networking industry, how the data center networking is reshaping and finally, how Big Switch Networks is gaining momentum and mindshare in the industry.

    Panelist(s):

    • Douglas Murray
      CEO
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Next-gen Visibility Fabrics with Dell Open Networking Switches

    November 07, 2014

    In this webinar, executives from Big Switch and Dell Open Networking discuss the strategic relationship and joint go to market plans between the two companies. Initial Dell hardware products supported include the Dell Networking S4810-ON and S6000-ON high performance data center switches, with S4000-ON on the near term roadmap. Big Switch software products available included Switch Light OS and the Big Tap Controller, with Big Cloud Fabric planned for early 2015.

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Charles Conte
      NA Open Networking Strategy
      Dell

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • 3 Things to Know About Big Cloud Fabric ZTF - Auto Configuration, Auto Scaling & Auto Upgrade

    October 31, 2014

    Big Switch Networks product team discusses the Zero Touch Fabric (ZTF) feature of Big Cloud Fabric (BCF). ZTF enables complete control of physical switches within BCF without manually interacting with the switches. It simplifies day-to-day network operations:

    • auto-configuration and auto-upgrade of Switch Light OS,
    • automatic topology updates and event notifications based on fabric link state changes.
    • auto-scaling of the fabric—adding or removing nodes and/or links within the fabric requires no additional configuration changes on the controller and,
    • auto-upgrade of the fabric – hitless upgrade of entire multi-rack fabric in minutes.

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Ganapathi Bhat
      Technical Marketing
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Accelerate OpenStack Deployments with Big Cloud Fabric

    October 24, 2014

    Big Cloud Fabric’s flexible, scale-out design allows OpenStack architects to start at the size and scale that satisfies their immediate needs while future-proofing their growth needs. With support for both OpenStack Nova and Neutron network operating models, users do not have to make difficult tradeoffs as their data center application designs evolve. They have complete flexibility and choice to realize the benefits from bare metal SDN right away.

    In this webinar, the Big Switch team show cased and demo;ed OpenStack Deployments on Big Cloud Fabric.

    Panelist(s):

    • JP Shukla
      Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Syed Ghayur
      Systems Engineering
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Next-Gen Network Packet Broker: Simpler, Scalable, Economical

    October 17, 2014

    In this webinar, Big Switch team provides an overview of the Big Tap Monitoring Fabric – an SDN visibility fabric based on bare metal switches that 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 NPBs for data center wide monitoring.  With Big Tap’s scale-out architecture, simplified operations and bare metal economics (at least 60% CapEx saving over NPBs), it is rapidly becoming an attractive alternative to NPBs.

     

    Panelist(s):

    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management
      Big Switch Networks

    Moderator:

    Sunit Chauhan
    Big Switch Networks
  • Big Cloud Fabric 2.0 - Launch Webinar

    July 22, 2014

    In this company launch webinar from July 2014, Big Switch executives introduce of Big Cloud Fabric 2.0.  Additional announcements included an overview of Big Tap 4.0, market momentum, and ecosystem expansion.  This webinar included a product demo/video on unboxing of our flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric.

    For more information, visit: http://www.bigswitch.com/big-july

    Panelist(s):

    • Douglas Murray
      CEO
      Big Switch Networks
    • Kyle Forster
      Co-Founder
      Big Switch Networks
    • Prashant Gandhi
      VP Product Management
      Big Switch Networks
    • Rob Sherwood
      CTO
      Big Switch Networks