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Big Switch Networks

Every time you search on Google, friend on Facebook or start a VM on Amazon, you are using the world’s most cost-efficient and most automated data center networks—those built from bare metal switches and SDN controllers. Our mission is to bring hyperscale networking to a broader audience, removing the network as an obstacle to rapid deployment of new applications. We do this by delivering fit-for-purpose products inspired by hyperscale networking technologies and design principles:

I. Bare Metal Hardware to Reduce Cost

II. SDN Software to Reduce Complexity

III. Modern Data Center Designs to Innovate Faster

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Big Switch is taking key hyperscale networking design principles and applying them to products for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers. The company’s Big Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry’s most advanced bare metal SDN switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Big Cloud™ Fabric
Big Cloud™ Fabric embraces the hyperscale data center network design principles to enable rapid innovation, easy provisioning and management, while reducing overall costs. By featuring SDN software and bare metal Ethernet switch hardware in core-andpod designs, the Big Cloud Fabric delivers multi-hypervisor based networking to a broad class of users. The BCF solution is available in two editions:
  • P-Clos Edition: Leaf-spine physical Clos fabric controlled via SDN
  • Unified P+V Clos Edition: Leaf-spine plus vSwitches controlled by SDN

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