Big Switch Networks Named to JMP Securities Fast 50 List of Hottest Privately Held Networking and Security Companies for Second Consecutive Year

SANTA CLARA, CA - (Apr 5, 2016) - Big Switch Networks, the leader in bringing hyperscale inspired networking to data centers worldwide, announced that it has been named to JMP Securities annual Fast 50 list. The Fast 50 list recognizes the overall achievements of privately held networking and security companies that are disrupting the technology titans currently dominating the traditional landscape. The list, which was compiled by the Internet Security and Communications Infrastructure group at JMP Securities, included 50 of security and networking's most innovative and promising vendors.

"We are honored to be recognized by JMP Securities for a second consecutive year as a Fast 50 company," said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. "I am very proud of our team and their unwavering commitment to executing on our vision to disrupt the status-quo of networking."

Since the beginning of 2016, Big Switch has announced a $48.5M Series C round of funding, released free Community Editions of Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric -- a first for the datacenter networking industry -- and added industry veterans Bruce Armstrong, Gary Morgenthaler and Dan Warmenhoven to its Board of Directors.

JMP Securities believes that Big Switch and the other companies it has recognized each play a key role in contributing to the most disruptive transformation in networking in more than a decade. There's a significant opportunity for emerging software vendors to usurp the control that proprietary hardware bundled-with-software incumbents wield over their existing customers with the accelerating trend of disaggregation of hardware and software.

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About Big Switch Networks:
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired 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 Monitoring Fabric is a next-generation SDN 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. The company is backed by Index Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Silver Lake Partners, Accton, Redpoint Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Intel and Goldman Sachs, among others. For additional information, email, follow @bigswitch, or visit

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