Nutanix Engineering Director, Raul Robles shares the process that they used in selecting a new vendor that would enable them to architect an enterprise cloud as good as a public cloud. Big Switch and Nutanix are transforming data centers by leveraging public cloud constructs as first principles for architecting enterprise private clouds. Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) provides invisible (zero-touch) networking to Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) based on Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). BCF leverages cloud-first networking principles in two ways: (1) leaf-spine design based on open networking switches with SDN controls, and (2) public cloud VPC-style logical networking that is API integrated with Nutanix Prism. This joint solution enables unprecedented operational velocity, network automation at VM speed and end-to-end network visibility & troubleshooting. With Big Switch + Nutanix Enterprise Cloud operating just like a public cloud in terms of economics and operational workflows, customers can now optimize app placement across public and private clouds based on app’s needs for elasticity, cost, and performance.