Big Switch Networks and Dell Enable SDN-Based Private Cloud Network for Chinese Customer CSM Media Research

Big Switch Networks Open SDN Suite selected as the SDN controller and deployed with Dell’s suite of OpenFlow-enabled networking switch products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 11, 2013 – Big Switch Networks today announced that the company’s Open SDN Suite has been selected as the software-defined networking (SDN) controller and application platform deployed with an OpenFlow-based Dell networking solution for CSM Media Research, one of China’s leading media research and measurement companies. This commercial SDN deployment will span both data center network virtualization and network monitoring functions riding on top of a Dell 10G network architecture, including end-to-end management of a 10G network, network virtualization and real-time traffic monitoring.

CSM Media Research is one of the most authoritative TV and radio audience measurement research institutions in China, with the world’s largest TV and radio audience research network. This new SDN application will help CSM Media Research improve security, deliver network automation for their virtualized data center, and support more cost-effective network operations. The OpenFlow-based SDN delivers increased agility and flexibility required to address the rapidly growing demands that CSM is placing upon their data center network operations.

“We are very happy to be partnering with Big Switch as one of the leading SDN companies,” said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, Dell Networking, Dell. “By combining our market-leading OpenFlow switching platforms with the market-leading Big Switch Open SDN Suite, we are able to deliver a highly differentiated and cost-effective SDN solution to CSM Media Research that is built with a fundamentally more flexible, agile and automated network infrastructure than previously possible.”

“Our mutual commitment to SDN allows Dell and Big Switch to jointly deliver integrated customer solutions built upon Dell’s OpenFlow switching infrastructure and our Open SDN Suite,” said Big Switch CEO and co-founder Guido Appenzeller. “We are excited to see customers like CSM and others deploying our commercial SDN solutions into production environments at scale.”

About Big Switch Open SDN Suite

Big Switch Networks is the leading platform-independent SDN vendor. The Open SDN Suite is built around the Big Network Controller, which provides a common data model and policy abstraction for all the network fabric elements. Big Network Controller creates a universal network abstraction by leveraging industry standards and open APIs, which enables universal programmability of the entire network with a single software application. Big Network Controller enables a broad range of network applications that are included in the suite, including Big Virtual Switch, a network virtualization application and Big Tap, a network monitoring application.

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 on 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: 

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