Big Switch Networks appoints James Wong as General Manager, South Asia

Company expands APAC team as market growth continues in region

 

Singapore – June 5, 2017 -- Big Switch Networks®, The Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced the appointment of James Wong as General Manager, South Asia. This is a new role for Big Switch Networks, as the company continues to invest and gain traction in the APAC region.

Wong’s primary role will be to support Big Switch Networks’ partners in creating end-user demand for next-generation data centre networking solutions, as well as growing the company’s existing South Asia business. Based in Singapore, Wong will report to Mario Vecchio, Big Switch Networks’ Managing Director, APAC.
 
“The reception to Big Switch Networks and our technology in South Asia has exceeded our expectations,” said Mario Vecchio, Managing Director, APAC, Big Switch Networks. “James has extensive industry experience, and will play a crucial role in the business as we continue to gain momentum in the region.”
 
Wong has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Asia, at Alpha7. Prior to joining Alpha7, Wong was A10 Networks’ Head of Channels, APAC, where he oversaw regional activities around the company’s IPO. He has also held senior leadership roles at Siebel, prior to its acquisition by Oracle, and was one of the first employees at Salesforce in Singapore.
 
“The networking industry is undergoing a huge transformation, and I’m excited to be joining one of the companies leading the charge,” said James Wong, General Manger, South Asia, Big Switch Networks. “I look forward to playing a meaningful role in expanding Big Switch Networks’ presence in South Asia.”
 
Big Switch Networks has global partnerships with Dell Technologies and Edgecore Networks. The company’s key partners in South Asia are Duta Sarana Abadi Jaya (Indonesia), Network Media (Hong Kong), ST Telemedia (Singapore), STRANETIX (Singapore), TeleScience (Singapore) and Wipro (India and South East Asia).
 
About Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation network packet broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.
 
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