Companies Offer 90-Day Free Trial of Big Monitoring Fabric Solution & SteelCentral NetExpress to Prospective Customers
SANTA CLARA, CA - (May 26, 2016) - Big Switch Networks®, the leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired networking to data centers worldwide, announced today a deepened partnership with Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, to provide end users with a cost-optimized application-aware network monitoring solution that delivers easy and efficient network and application troubleshooting. Big Switch and Riverbed will offer a free 90-day trial of the solution for network and security operations teams to test on-demand monitoring of any traffic, anywhere in the data center.
As data centers worldwide are seeing an increasing demand to monitor more of their network traffic, tapping or mirroring pervasively is paramount for comprehensive visibility, ensuring optimal network performance and granular security monitoring. The joint solution offers unprecedented scale for data center-wide monitoring, including east-west application-to-application traffic. Furthermore, customers realize unsurpassed benefits of having an operationally simple, and dramatically cost-optimized solution compared to traditional static proprietary hardware-based network packet broker solutions.
The solution couples Big Monitoring Fabric™ with the Riverbed SteelCentral NetExpress network performance management platform to deliver all-in-one network monitoring solution combining flow and packet collection and analysis for the entire data center. Specifically:
Key Solution Benefits Include:
Big Switch and Riverbed are offering a free 90-day trial for prospective customers to evaluate the solution. To access the free trial: http://www.bigswitch.com/partners/riverbed-netexpress-big-monitoring-fabric
"Together, Riverbed and Big Switch are providing end-to-end solutions that offer deep visibility and control to inspect, direct, and protect workloads for data center and private cloud environments," said Katie Colbert, VP, Global Technology Alliances, at Riverbed. "With proprietary data center networks rapidly transitioning to open SDN fabrics, we see tremendous opportunity to accelerate customers' demand for network and application performance monitoring by leveraging innovative software-centric architectures from Big Switch."
"We are excited to announce our expanded partnership with Riverbed to enable data center wide monitoring for network performance and security. Both companies are focused on software innovations, leveraging standards-based hardware, to deliver next-generation data center monitoring solutions," said Prashant Gandhi, VP of Product Management and Strategy at Big Switch Networks. "Together with Riverbed, we are enabling customers to deploy applications faster while driving down unnecessary network complexity and total cost of monitoring."
Riverbed/Big Switch Customer Case Study Webinar with Intuit: Discover How Intuit Leverages Next-Generation Performance Monitoring With Riverbed and Big Switch Networks
Big Monitoring Fabric Web Page: http://www.bigswitch.com/sdn-products/sdn-products/big-monitoring-fabric
Solution Brief: Riverbed SteelCentral and Big Monitoring Fabric
Riverbed/Big Switch Joint Webinar: Riverbed & Big Switch: Application-aware network monitoring at scale with SDN fabrics
Riverbed Partner Page for Big Switch: http://www.riverbed.com/partners/find-a-partner/Big-Switch-Networks.html
Riverbed Blog: Here
Riverbed SteelCentral NetExpress Web Page: http://www.riverbed.com/products/steelcentral/network-performance-management/steelcentral-netexpress.html
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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