Big Switch Networks Joint Solution With Dell Receives A 2015 SDN Excellence Award

TMC’s award recognizes open networking innovation in SDN architecture and applications

SANTA CLARA, CA - April 7, 2015 - Big Switch Networks®, the leader in bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, announced that its joint solutions for Big Cloud Fabric™ and Big Tap™ Monitoring Fabric with Dell have been named a winner of TMC’s 2015 SDN Excellence Award. The joint solutions consist of Dell Open Network hardware and services integrated with SDN software from Big Switch.

“We are proud to be a recipient of this year’s SDN Excellence Award,” said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. “Our partnership with Dell makes it easier for enterprises to make the leap from legacy box-by-box networking to a more modern, efficient, and automated design similar to what we see at hyperscale players such as Facebook and Google.”

Big Switch was the first Open SDN Fabric solution to support hardware and software disaggregation on Dell Open Network switches. With the most recent release, Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 now supports the Dell S4048-ON and Dell S6000-ON.

With more than 1,000 Dell field representatives now trained on the Big Tap/Open Networking design, both companies are generating considerable interest and customer traction with Open Networking and SDN. Dell is a trusted name in data center computing, storage, and networking, while Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open SDN fabrics. Together the companies are in a unique position to satisfy the demand for changing data center architectures.

“Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Big Switch Networks as a recipient of the 2015 SDN Excellence Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Their joint solution with Dell has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Big Switch for their inspiring work.”

Winners of the SDN Excellence Award will be published in theApril 2015 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The Award is presented by TMC, a global, integrated media company, and SDN Zone.

In 2015, Big Switch has also been recognized as one of CRN’s Top 20 Virtualization Vendors and was named to JMP Securities inaugural Fast 50 list. Last year, Big Switch was recognized by numerous organizations for its technologies and growth, including: Lead 411s Hottest of Silicon Valley 2014, AlwaysOn 2014 Global 250, and CRNs Top Disruptors.

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 a next-generation SDN 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. The company is backed by Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Intel and Goldman Sachs. For additional information, email, follow @bigswitch, or visit

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About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines includingCloud Computing,IoT Evolution,Customer, andInternet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars