Big Switch Networks' Big Cloud Fabric Named Finalist for Networking Product of the Year By IDG UK's Techworld Awards

SANTA CLARA, CA - Big Switch Networks, the company bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, today announced that its flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric, was named as a finalist for "Networking Product of the Year" by the Techworld Awards, an established infrastructure and networking awards event run by IDG UK.

"This recognition by Techworld further reaffirms that the European IT community sees Big Switch as a significant vendor in the data center networking space," commented Douglas Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks. "We provide a simple, economical and open alternative to traditional networking. This nomination is very timely as we continue to expand globally."

Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric was shortlisted for the "Networking Product of the Year" alongside five other products. This year, Big Cloud Fabric became the only DC Switching product finalist in this category. It was also the only SDN product and the sole bare metal switching product among finalists.

"This year's Techworld Awards have been the most difficult yet to judge. The standard of entries is higher than ever and everyone who made the shortlist has demonstrated outstanding professionalism," commented Mike Simons, Editor of Techworld.

In 2014, Big Switch and its products have been recognized by a number of organizations and publications, including Computer Reseller News' (CRN) 2014 Emerging Technology Vendor, CRN Annual List of the Top 50 Virtualization Vendors, AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies, as a Top 100 Private Company by AlwaysOn for a second consecutive year and as a MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist.

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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 -- 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

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