December 05, 2016
It is exciting to witness rapid customer adoption of Big Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon)—the next-generation network packet broker (NPB)—for data center wide monitoring and security. Big Mon has leveraged software-defined networking (SDN) enabled fabric design and open Ethernet switches to deliver unique next-gen innovations compared to legacy NPB boxes, such as scale-out architecture, zero-touch... Read more
December 05, 2016
As the threat landscape intensifies, data center operators are demanding next-generation solutions to monitor pervasively and withstand massive cyber-attacks while operating within flat budgets. Today, we are announcing the BigSecure Architecture – a next-generation DMZ security architecture leveraging SDN fabric, best-of-breed security tools, deep packet inspection (DPI) service nodes and NFV... Read more
November 21, 2016
 It would be an understatement to say it is an exciting time to work in open networking. Open Network Linux (ONL) continues to partner with open switch vendors such as Accton/Edgecore, Celestica, Dell, Facebook, Mellanox, Quanta and a few unnamed/upcoming vendors. ONL is at the forefront of system support, bringing in new systems weekly, as we continue to make working with our partners and the... Read more
October 27, 2016
Wealthfront, an automated investment service firm for personal finance, named Big Switch to its fifth annual Career-Launching Companies list. For Big Switch, this is a big honor, especially when you dive into the origins of the list, which is compiled by Wealthfront founder and Executive Chairman, Andy Rachleff.Andy is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and he started compiling... Read more
October 25, 2016
Today, consumers are more connected than ever before, especially through our mobile devices and social platforms, leaving behind digital footprints wherever we go. Yahoo!, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Sony and Target are just a few of the companies that have recently had their networks compromised, and the scope and scale of this type of breach continues to grow with each new breach. It is no... Read more
August 25, 2016
In order to meet business’ demand for faster, flexible and more responsive infrastructure for applications, the concept of a Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) has become very appealing to CIOs.  VMware has been at the forefront of the SDDC vision, offering a complete SDDC solution with vSphere (server virtualization), NSX (network virtualization), Virtual SAN (Hyper-convergence / storage... Read more
August 24, 2016
I started with Big Switch Networks as VP of Sales, Americas, about 30 days ago. I was drawn to the company for its new approach around networking; it couples open SDN fabrics with white-box or britebox hardware, which enables Big Switch to provide its customers with significant CapEx and ongoing OpEx savings. In sales, we’re driven by numbers. A new number I had never seen before was 90%... Read more
August 03, 2016
The storage industry is in the middle of massive transformation and the move to hyper-convergence is a key example of that.  This architecture is rapidly gaining popularity as more workloads are placed on top of integrated server-storage systems. Gartner predicts almost 80% growth for this market, expecting it to reach $2B in 2016. Virtual SAN (VSAN), which is a hyper-convergence solution from... Read more
June 20, 2016
Big Cloud Fabric – next–generation data center switching fabric built with SDN control software and open networking switches – is an ideal solution for variety of IP storage connectivity.  Specifically, Big Cloud Fabric supports both traditional and modern storage options, as shown in the figure below: Traditional IP Storage Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software-defined Storage (SDS) Software-... Read more
June 20, 2016
When we started the company back in 2010, the vision was to use SDN controllers along with physical and hypervisor virtual switches to build a range of new networking products that the world had never seen before.  Steve Jobs’ “Think Different” campaign was a mantra around our (very small) office at the time.   As I look back on the last few months, a few points make me particularly proud of the... Read more

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