Next-Gen Switching for Hyper-Converged and Multi-Container Environments

February 08, 2017

Hyper-converged infrastructure and containers are undergoing accelerated adoption as more organizations look to improve operational efficiency, speed up application deployment, and reduce costs. These modern workloads demand intelligent, agile, and flexible network infrastructure that traditional, box-by-box networking cannot deliver.


The solution? A next-generation data center switching fabric, leveraging SDN control software and open networking hardware, that offers an operationally superior, intent-based network design for software-defined data centers and cloud-native applications.


In this recorded webinar, Jim Duffy, Sr. Analyst from 451 Group provides an update on next-generation data center trends in SDN networking and the impact of hyper-converged infrastructure innovations.  Then the Big Switch team discusses latest innovations in Big Cloud Fabric (BCF), including enhancements for hyper-converged and container environments.

The Big Questions we discussed:

#1 How Big Cloud Fabric automates and simplifies hyper-converged deployments, including vSAN and VDI.

#2  The advantages of Big Cloud Fabric in multi-container deployments, with Kubernetes, Docker, and Red Hat OpenShift.

#3  The new innovations in Big Cloud Fabric, including 128-leaf scale, 25G/100G performant fabric, and inter-DC connectivity via VXLAN.

Jim Duffy
Senior Analyst
451 Group
Douglas Murray
President and CEO
Big Switch Networks
Prashant Gandhi
President and CEO
Big Switch Networks
Gregg Holzrichter
Chief Marketing Officer
Big Switch Networks