Many network professionals saddled with legacy equipment dream of building a new network based on software-defined technology. But building such a technology business from the ground up is both “a luxury and a challenge,” says David Robinson, Chief Technology Officer of STT Connect. Based in Singapore, STT Connect is the cloud management arm of ST Telemedia, a Singapore based technology invest... Read more

Author: Bala Ramachandran, Big Switch Networks Director of Product ManagementNutanix Hyper Converged systems natively offer converged compute, storage and virtualization for all enterprise workloads at any scale by leveraging a distributed, scale-out architecture. Through software innovation, Nutanix solutions aggregate storage capacity across multiple servers and present them as a single logical ... Read more

As Uber continues to dominate media headlines for all the wrong reasons, I become increasingly disappointed, but ironically hopeful. Hopeful that A new type of leader is emerging in Silicon Valley, and that the days of placing the domineering, brash, irresponsible leaders in the Valley on a pedestal, rather than highlighting the accomplishments of the far less dramatic, but far more measured compo... Read more

For the second year in a row, Wealthfront named Big Switch to its list of Career Launching Companies. This list, now in its sixth year, is compiled by Wealthfront, with input from leading venture capital firms, including: Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Lightspeed, and Sequoia capital.  For Big Switch, this recognition is incredibly meaningful for so many re... Read more

Last month, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) to identify and remove all products and services supplied by AO Kaspersky Lab from Federal agencies. According to DHS, “this action is based on the information security risks presented by the use of Kaspersky products on federal information systems.”[i]   Given the significant access and priv... Read more

It’s hard to login to <insert any social media platform here> these days and not see something about containers. Having worked with quite a few customers on container networking projects over the past year, I wanted to dispel some myths around containers and more specifically, around container networking.Myth: Containers exist only in the cloudAlmost every deployment example online focuses... Read more

There is a general consensus on the goals of network function virtualization (NFV): to improve agility and speed of service delivery, lower costs, and allow service providers to keep pace with the demands on their network. NFV accomplishes this by helping service providers apply IT principles to roll out new services as VMs on standard commodity servers -- hence decoupling the services from the un... Read more

Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s first SDN fabric solution to be certified under the VMware-Ready SDDC Management and Orchest... Read more

While we create a great deal of content that quantifies (via analyst research) the benefits we believe you will experience by using our products, it is also important for prospective customers to hear from our current customers -- the people who are using our technology every day, and who share feedback such as: “Our organization has experienced a mindset change…”“We would recommend B... Read more

Big Switch Networks and Dell EMC Open Networking are excited to host a special pre-VMworld briefing for Expert/Elect community members about the combined Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) and Dell EMC Open Networking solutions, which enable agile networking at the speed of virtualization.The network layer has traditionally been the least agile part of data center infrastructure to design, configure and opera... Read more

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