January 23, 2018
Author: Bala Ramachandran, Big Switch Networks Director of Product ManagementNutanix Hyper Converged systems natively offer converged compute, storage and virtualization for all enterprise workloads at any scale by leveraging a distributed, scale-out architecture. Through software innovation, Nutanix solutions aggregate storage capacity across multiple servers and present them as a single logical... Read more
December 01, 2017
As Uber continues to dominate media headlines for all the wrong reasons, I become increasingly disappointed, but ironically hopeful. Hopeful that A new type of leader is emerging in Silicon Valley, and that the days of placing the domineering, brash, irresponsible leaders in the Valley on a pedestal, rather than highlighting the accomplishments of the far less dramatic, but far more measured... Read more
November 14, 2017
For the second year in a row, Wealthfront named Big Switch to its list of Career Launching Companies. This list, now in its sixth year, is compiled by Wealthfront, with input from leading venture capital firms, including: Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Lightspeed, and Sequoia capital.  For Big Switch, this recognition is incredibly meaningful for so many... Read more
October 12, 2017
Last month, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) to identify and remove all products and services supplied by AO Kaspersky Lab from Federal agencies. According to DHS, “this action is based on the information security risks presented by the use of Kaspersky products on federal information systems.”[i]   Given the significant access and privilege this... Read more
October 10, 2017
It’s hard to login to <insert any social media platform here> these days and not see something about containers. Having worked with quite a few customers on container networking projects over the past year, I wanted to dispel some myths around containers and more specifically, around container networking.Myth: Containers exist only in the cloudAlmost every deployment example online focuses... Read more
September 18, 2017
There is a general consensus on the goals of network function virtualization (NFV): to improve agility and speed of service delivery, lower costs, and allow service providers to keep pace with the demands on their network. NFV accomplishes this by helping service providers apply IT principles to roll out new services as VMs on standard commodity servers -- hence decoupling the services from the... Read more
August 30, 2017
Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s first SDN fabric solution to be certified under the VMware-Ready SDDC Management and Orchestration... Read more
August 21, 2017
While we create a great deal of content that quantifies (via analyst research) the benefits we believe you will experience by using our products, it is also important for prospective customers to hear from our current customers -- the people who are using our technology every day, and who share feedback such as: “Our organization has experienced a mindset change…”“We would recommend BCF because... Read more
August 14, 2017
Big Switch Networks and Dell EMC Open Networking are excited to host a special pre-VMworld briefing for Expert/Elect community members about the combined Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) and Dell EMC Open Networking solutions, which enable agile networking at the speed of virtualization.The network layer has traditionally been the least agile part of data center infrastructure to design, configure and... Read more
August 03, 2017
Data center users have increasingly moved away from traditional 3-tier network architectures towards flatter, scalable designs that support virtualized environments and higher East-West traffic. Many users gravitated towards fabric-based switching because it can offer more reliable performance, greater agility and scalability, and enhanced integration with orchestration systems. As data centers... Read more

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