Big Switch Networks Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand 100 Winner

Recognized for creating new opportunities in on-demand software, cloud computing, and SaaS.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA., May 3, 2013 – Big Switch Networks today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners.  Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Big Switch Networks was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Big Switch Networks and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on May 20th, 2013, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, CA.

This two-day exclusive event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the SaaS, cloud, on-demand, and mobile enterprise sectors.

“The world of the cloud is beginning to live up to its promise of expanding and enhancing almost every sector of the technology world.  Public, private, and hybrid, the cloud infrastructure companies that can provide the most robust, always-on performance are the ones that are propelling us into a completely new digital age,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn.  “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners represent the companies that are not only providing the space to develop daring, indispensible applications for a growing and increasingly mobile universe, they’re making sure that everyone has their information, data, media, and apps whenever and wherever they happen to be.  The innovations these companies are developing goes beyond consumer, beyond business enterprise—it’s the future, in the palm of your hand, on your desktop, in your car.  The on-demand paradigm is computing, and the Global Silicon Valley has never been more ready to take on its challenge.

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders.  The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list.

Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open Software-Defined Networking. The company’s Open SDN platform embraces industry standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks product suite supports a broad range of networking applications, including network virtualization and network monitoring. The company was founded in 2010 and has raised more than $40 million from Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others.

A full list of all the OnDemand 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
http://aonetwork.com/announcing-the-2013-ondemand-100-top-private-companies/

About Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open Software-Defined Networking. The company’s Open SDN platform embraces industry standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks Open SDN Suite supports a broad range of networking applications, including network virtualization for public and private cloud data centers built OpenStack, CloudStack and other platforms. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over $45M from Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. For additional information follow us @bigswitch or visit: bigswitch.com 

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