Big Switch Networks Names Bruce Armstrong of Khosla Ventures to Board of Directors
Company Adds Industry Veteran on Heels of Series C and Product Innovation Announcements
SANTA CLARA, CA - (Mar 18, 2016) - Big Switch Networks™, the leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired networking to data centers worldwide, today announced it has named Khosla Ventures Operating Partner, Bruce Armstrong, to its Board of Directors. The announcement comes at a time where the company is seeing significant adoption of its products.
Bruce has more than 25 years of experience as an operating executive as well as investor. He started his career at Teradata Corporation where -- after the company's IPO and subsequent acquisition by AT&T/NCR -- he was named VP & GM of the $500M Enterprise Solutions Division, President of Teradata, and a company officer of AT&T. He also served as the VP & GM of the Server Products Group at Sybase running the company's $700M business. In his role as the EVP of Sales & Marketing at Broadbase Software, Bruce played an integral role in the company's successful IPO. Bruce has also held CEO positions with PivotLink, Kickfire, and KNOVA Software where he guided each of the companies through acquisition. He also has extensive Board experience including Cylance, GitLab, Helium, and Mesosphere.
"Bruce is a seasoned technology executive and board member, and I look forward to working with him," said Big Switch CEO Douglas Murray. "His experience makes him an ideal board member for Big Switch as the company will be able to tap the extensive insights he has gained during the course of his career."
"Big Switch has continued to impress the entire team at Khosla Ventures with the company's rapid innovation and accelerated growth as a result of widespread adoption," said Bruce Armstrong, Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures. "It's a critical period for the industry and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join Big Switch's Board of Directors to apply my previous experiences to help guide the company toward continued growth and success."
In 2015 Big Switch saw 300% annual growth and closed multiple deals in excess of $1M+. Big Switch started 2016 off with its Series C funding of $48.5M and continued to redefine data center networking with the release of Big Monitoring Fabric 5.5 and Big Cloud Fabric 3.5. The company also recently introduced Community Edition, an industry-first freemium offering for data center networking. The freemium software is a perpetual license of both Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric that can be downloaded for use in lab and development environments.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired data center networking technologies to a mainstream data center audience to deliver order of magnitude improvements in network agility, flexibility and operational efficiency. 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 Monitoring Fabric is a feature-rich next-generation Network Packet Broker to monitor and protect existing networks, and Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced open networking switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as OpenStack private cloud, VMware workloads, big data, and VDI. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.
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