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Big Switch Networks Receives 2015 ACG Omega Award for Breakthrough Innovation Product of the Year

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ACG Research Recognizes Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric Product

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 28, 2016) - Big Switch Networks, the leader in bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, today announced it's the recipient of ACG Research's 2015 Omega Award for Breakthrough Innovation Product of the Year for Big Cloud Fabric (BCF). Big Switch was selected for this year's award for delivering on the core vision of SDN with more dimensions than any other solution in the market. Additional award recipients this year include Brocade, Cisco, and Ixia. To learn more about the awards: http://acgcc.com/roll-it-acgs-2015-omega-winners-are/

"We are excited to receive the 2015 ACG Omega Award for Breakthrough Innovation Product of the Year," said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. "Special thanks to our customers who share in our vision to change the status quo of networking as well as the remarkable team at Big Switch for their continued execution."

Big Cloud Fabric was selected for this year's award for the following reasons:

  • BCF uses open software running on low-cost, high performance merchant silicon switches from multiple white box partners. This makes the physical underlay network both efficient and programmable.
  • BCF's overlay virtual network is programmable in the same manner as the physical underlay network, supporting consistent policy deployments in a unified cloud computing fabric.
  • BCF's controller is open and modular, able to integrate with cloud management systems like OpenStack and VMware and provides visibility from the cloud management platform into the operation of its supporting network transparently.
  • BCF's controller is open for extension and integration of optimization applications like Fabric Analytics to collect traffic data and use it to perform network optimizations directly.
  • With BCF, Big Switch is achieving an important milestone in creating open, scalable, and versatile software-driven networking for the cloud. The true logic for the unified fabric's operation is created in the BCF controller and propagated to all participating network elements dynamically.

The ACG Omega Awards are determined by analyst ratings, customer ratings, video views and feedback from service providers, enterprises and the financial community. These videos discuss the key points and advantages of the vendor's product, outline concepts related to the topic, present a deep dive into the issues significant to the company and its customers and focus on fundamental innovations of the vendor's product, service, and platform to highlight the nature of the innovations and their role in enabling the value proposition.

"The Breakthrough Innovation Product award demonstrates Big Switch's core SDN vision and its value proposition, which will resonate powerfully with its customers and business partners," said Ray Mota, CEO, ACG Research. "Big Switch is the first vendor to deliver on this vision on more dimensions than any other solution currently available. Its Big Cloud Fabric will help providers build programmable cloud network infrastructures that are dynamic, open and secure."

"Big Switch is achieving an important milestone in creating open, scalable, and versatile software-driven networking for the cloud," said ACG Research Cloud and SDN analyst Paul Parker-Johnson. "The true logic for the unified fabric's operation is created in the BCF Controller and propagated to all participating network elements dynamically."

With BCF, data center infrastructure teams can automate their cloud environments with 16x faster configuration and upgrades, 4x faster application deployment and issue resolution and troubleshooting. BCF uses open software running on low-cost, high performance merchant silicon switches from multiple white box partners. This makes the physical underlay network both efficient and programmable. BCF's overlay virtual network is programmable in the same manner as the physical underlay network, supporting consistent policy deployments in a unified cloud computing fabric.

Through BCF's SDN controller, cloud management systems like VMware or OpenStack networks enable enhanced physical and virtual visibility from the cloud management platform and into the network. BCF's SDN controller also integrates with applications like Fabric Analytics to collect traffic data and optimize networking performance directly.

About Big Switch Networks:

Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Monitoring Fabric is a next-generation SDN solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI. The company is backed by Index Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Silver Lake Partners, Accton, Redpoint Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Intel and Goldman Sachs, among others. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light vSwitch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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