August 18, 2015
Everywhere you look, there are technologies and products intending to transform networking.  That’s because networking has remained a box-by-box architecture for more than 25 years – stable and proven, but complex, proprietary and expensive.  But modern forces of open hardware and disaggregated software together are driving an irreversible transformation in the datacenter today.  To make... Read more
August 05, 2015
A flurry of articles went out today on security concerns in open networking and the ONIE (http://onie.org) open source project, sparked in anticipation of Gregory Pickett’s upcoming talk at Black Hat: “Staying Persistent in Software Defined Networks.”  As active members of the security community, we’ve worked with Greg in the past (see his talk last year), so he was kind enough to reach out... Read more
May 29, 2015
[This blog post is based on excerpts from the detailed notes posted by the Big Switch team during the OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015. For complete details, click here.]Another impressive OpenStack Summit has now concluded. The community works hard for months, excitement builds up for weeks and then, in what seems like a blink of the eye, another OpenStack Summit is in our rear view mirror. For... Read more
May 11, 2015
Big Cloud Fabric™ – a modern Clos (leaf/spine) fabric leveraging SDN and open networking switches – has become a popular choice for deploying pods across OpenStack IaaS cloud, Big Data Analytics, or VDI. Customers are attracted to BCF for the following reasons: Logical network architecture allows faster app deployment SDN-based controller provides single pane of glass and zero-touch operations... Read more
May 07, 2015
We’re pretty excited here at Big Switch. We have just reached an important milestone with our online training camp at labs.bigswitch.com. The team has been watching the sign-up requests increase, and last week we crossed the 1,000 active users mark! Wow. For context, this is about as many CCIE certifications as were given in the US between 2007 and 2010. [new active user accounts]A small team... Read more
May 04, 2015
Big Monitoring Fabric – a next-generation network packet broker (NPB) – has brought much excitement to the traffic monitoring community with an open, SDN-based architecture that provides scale-out monitoring, operational simplicity and ultra low cost. Big Monitoring Fabric also pioneered new use cases such as Monitor (Tap) Every Rack to enable data center wide east-west traffic monitoring... Read more
April 15, 2015
This blog post by Jeff Doyle, Modern Networks Evangelist at Big Switch Networks, first appeared in Network World on April 14, 2015. How can Facebook's data center design apply to your data center plans? Over the past year, Facebook has thrown some interesting wrenches into the gears of the traditional networking industry. While mainstream thinking is to keep most details of your network... Read more
March 15, 2015
As open SDN fabrics (built with open networking switches) become popular for mainstream data center deployments, there is increasing demand for broader multi-vendor solutions that provide application-wide elasticity and data center-wide protection against continuous, sophisticated cyber attacks. A10 Networks and Big Switch are extending their partnership to address both these customer needs:The... Read more
March 09, 2015
The momentum behind the Open Networking movement and Open Compute (OCP) in particular is staggering.  This week, just in time for the Open Compute large annual summit in San Jose, an impressive collection of companies are coming together around Open Networking and announcing plans involving our Open Network Linux (http://opennetlinux.org) open source project.  In addition to trying to capture all... Read more
January 27, 2015
Today, we announced Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 – a smarter and ultra-flexible release of our ready-to-deploy SDN Clos (leaf/spine) fabric for building data center pod networks. It was just last September that we unveiled Big Cloud Fabric – the industry’s only bare-metal SDN fabric – to bring hyperscale-style network design and its benefits to data centers worldwide.  And, over the past few months, it... Read more

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