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November 16, 2012

Big Switch Networks Open SDN Product Suite Now Available

Open software-defined networking company Big Switch Networks (News - Alert) is all set to accelerate network transformation by shipping its first Open SDN product suite.

The Big Switch Open SDN product suite enables customers to quickly adopt new network applications not possible with traditional networks, and is deployed in some of the largest and most innovative production networks.

“SDN is the most disruptive and transformative trend to hit the networking industry in over 20 years and Big Switch Networks Open SDN product suite delivers on the promise of the full potential that we envisioned when we started this company,” Guido Appenzeller, chief executive officer and co-founder of Big Switch Networks.

Appenzeller also clarified that Big Switch Networks ecosystem ensures customers the broadest range of choice in physical and virtual infrastructure and applications, coupled with the industry’s only open network application platform.

Big Switch Networks Open SDN focus on open APIs, open standards, and platform-independence has attracted the industry’s largest ecosystem of physical and hypervisor switch, security, cloud orchestration and application partners. Company claims that this product suite is the only generally available SDN offering that unifies applications and infrastructure across vendors including support for both physical and virtual switches.

The suite includes Big Network Controller, the Open SDN platform for network applications which scales to more than a thousand switches and 250,000 new host connections per second; Big Tap, a unified network monitoring application which provides cost-effective enterprise-wide network visibility; and Big Virtual Switch, a data center network virtualization application that makes the data center network as agile and dynamic as cloud compute resources. It supports up to 32,000 Virtual Network Segments, and offers integration into popular orchestration systems, including OpenStack, CloudStack, Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center, and VMware vCenter.




Edited by Rich Steeves
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