Big Switch Networks at GigaOM’s Structure: Networking Needs a ‘VMware’
PALO ALTO, CA – June 24, 2011 - This week at GigaOM’s Structure conference, Big Switch Networks, a new company building an OpenFlow-based platform to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, talked about how networking hasn’t kept up with the innovation in the area of server virtualization and how networking needs a VMware.
“OpenFlow was definitely one of the hottest topics at GigaOM’s Structure conference this year, and everyone was talking about ways to improve networking for the cloud,” said Janko Roettgers, GigaOM’s New TeeVee.com Co-Editor.
“I think it’s an incredibly exciting time for networking,” said Guido Appenzeller, Co-Founder and CEO of Big Switch Networks, during the From OpenFlow to Virtualized Networks Session. “We have a kind of perfect storm in the networking sector. There’s a huge amount of upheaval in the market. It’s open warfare, and it’s an incredible opportunity for startups.”
During LaunchPad, Big Switch Networks Co-Founder Kyle Forster showed how Big Switch Networks’ OpenFlow-based platform for virtualizing networks in the enterprise data center and campus LAN makes it possible for an enterprise to overlay virtual networks on top of their physical devices, operating each of these networks like one big switch.
About GigaOM’s Structure
Now in its fourth year, Structure is one of the most influential cloud computing conferences and a must-attend event for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs and technology directors leading the cloud computing and Internet infrastructure industries. Structure took place June 22-23, 2011 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://event.gigaom.com/structure.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks was founded in 2010 to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks using OpenFlow. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit: http://www.bigswitch.com.