March 17, 2017
From its inception, customer-first and innovation velocity have been pillars of Big Switch’s core principles, with the company consistently delivering differentiated solutions that enable data center transformation. Our mission is clear: Disrupt the status quo of Data Center networking.The market is responding to our innovative approach to networking, evidenced by the continued expansion of our... Read more
March 13, 2017
This is a guest blog from our partner, INLINE TechnologiesAlmost everyone in the field of information technology is familiar with the concept of software-defined networking (SDN). During the introductory period of SDN, there were no commercial products offered, rather this period was filled with R&D by academics; in fact, for a long time it was just a concept presented on PowerPoint slides.... Read more
February 22, 2017
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... Read more
February 13, 2017
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... Read more
January 30, 2017
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... Read more
January 19, 2017
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... Read more
December 29, 2016
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.... Read more
December 21, 2016
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... Read more
December 16, 2016
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 industry... Read more
December 05, 2016
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... Read more

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