Big Switch Networks Launches Operations In Australia

Leading Hyperscale Networking Vendor Announces Australian Technology and Reseller Partners

SYDNEY, Australia - (Aug 4, 2016) - Big Switch Networks®, the leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired networking to data centres worldwide, today announced the company’s launch in Australia. Australia is a growing market of software defined networking (SDN) deployments, with the APAC region already representing over 15% of the Big Switch Networks customer pipeline.

Big Switch Networks has also appointed Mario Vecchio as Managing Director of Asia Pacific, based in Melbourne. Vecchio will be responsible for growing the customer base across the region. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and launched operations in Japan in late 2014.

“With the advent of cloud computing, big data, machine to machine communications and the Internet of Things, local businesses and cloud providers are increasingly relying on data centres for housing critical company and customer data. Big Switch Networks provides simple to operate, yet powerful software defined solutions that deliver order of magnitude improvements in network operations,” said Douglas Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks.

“Australia is the third market where we have formally launched operations and we see an exciting opportunity to simplify networking for Australian enterprises and service providers,” he added.

Big Switch Networks will sell in Australia through Global Partner, Dell and local distributor, Newgen Systems. The company has technology partnerships with Palo Alto Networks, Red Hat, VMware, F5, Edgecore Networks, FireEye and ExtraHop to offer Australian customers a broad range of deployment options to drive business agility, flexibility and reduced cost of ownership of network operations.

“We’re seeing strong interest in next-generation networking technologies in Australia,” said Mario Vecchio, Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Big Switch Networks. “Over the past year we’ve built a robust channel program locally and as part of our continued global expansion, today we welcome Newgen Systems, Palo Alto Networks, Red Hat, VMware, F5, Edgecore Networks, FireEye, ExtraHop and Dell as our strategic partners, to the Big Switch Australia team.”

“Being Big Switch Networks’ Australian distributor means that we are bringing innovation and value to the local market with proven SDN technology. Not only are we changing the economics around traditional networking, but we are also modernising the network world. With Big Switch Networks' customer ready SDN solutions, our resellers can quickly meet Australian business needs to support both network monitoring and data centre operations,” said Robert Perin, CEO, Newgen Systems.

Big Switch Networks offers customers in financial services, government departments, higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, hi-tech and telecommunications industries worldwide two key products – Big Cloud Fabric™ and SDN-based Big Monitoring Fabric™ solutions, which provide physical and virtual workload connectivity in data centre pods and enable security and monitoring of network traffic. With recent product enhancements to visibility, troubleshooting and automated network operations, Big Switch continues its rapid pace of innovation to transform data centre networking.

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Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data centre networking technologies to a mainstream data centre 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 centre 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 existing networks, and Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced open networking switching fabric intended for new data centre pods such as OpenStack private cloud, VMware NSX, big data, and VDI.


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