Big Switch Joins the New Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance Program to Extend Reach and Value of Riverbed Solutions for Hybrid Enterprises

Companies Expand Partnership to Bring Application-Awareness to SDN Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Nov 4, 2014) - Big Switch Networks, the company bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, today announced at Riverbed FORCE 2014 that it has joined the Riverbed®-Ready Technology Alliance program to bring Big Switch's SDN fabric technologies to joint customers. Integrating Big Switch's Big Tap Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric products with Riverbed solutions allows Big Switch to leverage Riverbed's advanced technologies and market-leading products to enhance their combined offering to customers. To learn more about the partnership, visit Big Switch and Riverbed at FORCE 2014 at the San Jose Convention Center, November 3 - 6, 2014.

"This partnership enables us to develop integrated, tested SDN fabric solutions with Riverbed's application-aware networking and performance-management technologies," said Prashant Gandhi, VP of Product Management and Strategy at Big Switch Networks. "With proprietary data center networks rapidly transitioning to open SDN architectures, we see tremendous opportunity to accelerate customers' transition to hyperscale-style network designs. Together with Riverbed, we are enabling customers to deploy applications faster while driving down unnecessary network complexity and cost."

Joint solutions are offered for both Big Switch SDN product families. The Big Tap monitoring fabric integrates with Riverbed SteelCentral to provide a cost-optimized, application-aware network monitoring solution, which offers unprecedented scale for data center-wide monitoring, including east-west application-to-application traffic. Big Switch's flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric integrates with Riverbed SteelApp Traffic Manager as an L4-7 application delivery controller service, allowing for fabric-wide application-level scaling and fault tolerance, flexible deployment options, and seamless insertion into existing data centers. By bringing modern software-centric technologies and innovations to standard hardware, the companies together are enabling data center administrators to rapidly deploy applications on flexible, programmable network infrastructure and provide seamless change management.

"Through the new Riverbed-Ready program, Riverbed and Big Switch will provide our customers integrated solutions including Big Switch's modern SDN fabrics and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform," said Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances at Riverbed. "Together, Riverbed and Big Switch are providing end-to-end solutions that offer deep visibility and control to inspect, direct, and protect workloads across data center and cloud environments."

Solution Briefs:
Big Tap and Riverbed SteelCentral Solution Brief
Big Cloud Fabric and SteelApp Traffic Manager Solution Brief

Blog: Riverbed and Big Switch Partner to Accelerate Application-aware SDN Fabric

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About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI. For additional information, email, follow @bigswitch, or visit

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Tap, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light vSwitch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Riverbed FORCE 2014
Riverbed FORCE 2014, November 3 - 6 at the San Jose Convention Center, gathers global IT leaders and industry pioneers to focus on The Hybrid Enterprise: How to Make Yours Perform at Its Peak. FORCE offers attendees thought-provoking General Session keynotes from industry experts; free technical certification testing; a Riverbed-Ready Technology Partner Pavilion; and 80 hands on labs and technical sessions that deliver in-depth training with hybrid architectures and solutions in performance management, WAN optimization, branch converged infrastructure and application delivery. More than 1,000 customers, technology partners and industry and Riverbed technology experts are expected at this premier event. Learn more at

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