I’ve had the privilege of traveling the world and talking about SDN[1] and related technologies (NFV, OpenStack, network virtualization, OpenFlow, etc.) for the past eight years. I’ve talked to customers, analysts, researchers, influencers, bloggers, reporters and--let’s face it--naysayers, and it’s been incredibly fulfilling to see the traction and impact this technology has had on the in... Read more

Accelerating Next-gen Network Packet Broker InnovationBig Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon) has taken an amazing journey over the last few years. It’s redefined the legacy, box-based network packet broker (NPB) technology with a next-generation NPB architecture. Leveraging the modern design principles of SDN control software, scale-out fabric topology, and open networking switch HW, Big Mon has delive... Read more

It is exciting to witness rapid customer adoption of Big Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon)—the next-generation network packet broker (NPB)—for data center wide monitoring and security. Big Mon has leveraged software-defined networking (SDN) enabled fabric design and open Ethernet switches to deliver unique next-gen innovations compared to legacy NPB boxes, such as scale-out architecture, zero-touch ... Read more

As the threat landscape intensifies, data center operators are demanding next-generation solutions to monitor pervasively and withstand massive cyber-attacks while operating within flat budgets. Today, we are announcing the BigSecure Architecture – a next-generation DMZ security architecture leveraging SDN fabric, best-of-breed security tools, deep packet inspection (DPI) service nodes and NFV t... Read more

 It would be an understatement to say it is an exciting time to work in open networking. Open Network Linux (ONL) continues to partner with open switch vendors such as Accton/Edge-Core, Celestica, Dell, Facebook, Mellanox, Quanta and a few unnamed/upcoming vendors. ONL is at the forefront of system support, bringing in new systems weekly, as we continue to make working with our partners and t... Read more

Wealthfront, an automated investment service firm for personal finance, named Big Switch to its fifth annual Career-Launching Companies list. For Big Switch, this is a big honor, especially when you dive into the origins of the list, which is compiled by Wealthfront founder and Executive Chairman, Andy Rachleff.Andy is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and he started compiling th... Read more

Today, consumers are more connected than ever before, especially through our mobile devices and social platforms, leaving behind digital footprints wherever we go. Yahoo!, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Sony and Target are just a few of the companies that have recently had their networks compromised, and the scope and scale of this type of breach continues to grow with each new breach. It is no long... Read more

In order to meet business’ demand for faster, flexible and more responsive infrastructure for applications, the concept of a Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) has become very appealing to CIOs.  VMware has been at the forefront of the SDDC vision, offering a complete SDDC solution with vSphere (server virtualization), NSX (network virtualization), Virtual SAN (Hyper-convergence / storage ... Read more

I started with Big Switch Networks as VP of Sales, Americas, about 30 days ago. I was drawn to the company for its new approach around networking; it couples open SDN fabrics with white-box or britebox hardware, which enables Big Switch to provide its customers with significant CapEx and ongoing OpEx savings. In sales, we’re driven by numbers. A new number I had never seen before was 9... Read more

The storage industry is in the middle of massive transformation and the move to hyper-convergence is a key example of that.  This architecture is rapidly gaining popularity as more workloads are placed on top of integrated server-storage systems. Gartner predicts almost 80% growth for this market, expecting it to reach $2B in 2016. Virtual SAN (VSAN), which is a hyper-convergence solution fro... Read more

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