Big Switch Networks Named One of CRN's Top 20 Virtualization Vendors

Annual Data Center 100 List Recognizes Technology Vendors That Power, Support, and Protect Today's Data Centers Through Channel Partners


SANTA CLARA, CA (Feb 10, 2015) - Big Switch Networks, the leader in bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, announced that it has been recognized in The Channel Company's annual CRN Data Center 100 list in the Virtualization vendor category. To see the full list go to: 2015 Data Center 100: Top 20 Virtualization Vendors

The list is comprised of technology vendors whose solutions are vital to today's data centers. Selected by the CRN editorial staff after several months of in-depth research and nominations from solution providers, each vendor on the list is recognized for providing channel partners with an opportunity to grow their business by offering cutting-edge products and services to their customers.

"We are honored to be recognized as a Top 20 Virtualization Vendor by CRN," said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. "Big Switch's inclusion reflects our efforts in the channel over the last year, including the addition of more than 20 new selling partners in 2014. The channel plays a critical part in our mission to bring hyperscale networking capabilities to data centers worldwide."

The companies included in CRN's Data Center 100 list were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including the types of technology and services they make available to partners as well as their overall impact on the market and the channel. This year's list honors vendors in five data center technology categories: Infrastructure Providers, Tool Providers, Virtualization Vendors, Service Providers, and Designers & Builders.

In January Big Switch launched Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 which extends product support to fellow CRN Data Center 100 vendors VMware and Dell in their efforts to combat the complexity associated with legacy "box-by-box" networking. For more information: Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Product Overview

"The Data Center 100 list focuses on the contributions of those vendors whose technologies enable the channel partner community to strategically and profitably drive greater innovation, efficiency and productivity in the data center," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "At the helm of these leading-edge companies are forward-thinking executives who are envisioning and architecting the data centers of tomorrow. We applaud their accomplishments and anticipate their continued contributions to our dynamic industry."

Coverage of the Data Center 100 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

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About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a mainstream datacenter 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 a feature-rich solution to monitor existing networks, and 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.

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