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Big Monitoring Fabric to Integrate with Microsoft Azure Virtual Network Terminal Access Point
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big Switch Networks, the Cloud-First Networking company, today announced it is one of the first Microsoft Azure ecosystem partners to offer an integrated solution for its new Azure Virtual Network Terminal Access Point (TAP). Big Monitoring Fabric – Public Cloud (BMF-PC) will integrate with Azure Virtual Network TAP APIs to offer customers a simple, secure and scalable solution to monitor workloads on Azure.
“With widespread adoption of Microsoft Azure, IT organizations need to monitor applications deployed in Azure, just as they monitor their on-premises applications,” said Prashant Gandhi, VP & Chief Product Officer, Big Switch Networks. “With BMF-PC for Azure, organizations are able to deploy a flexible, scalable and secure solution for flow- and packet-level monitoring for security, troubleshooting, and application performance of their Azure workloads. We are pleased to partner with Microsoft to bring this solution to market for organizations around the globe who leverage Azure.”
The Azure Virtual Network TAP feature allows organizations to enable mirroring of their virtual machine (VM) network traffic to a network packet broker (NPB), such as BMF-PC, via integration with the Virtual Network APIs. The integration with Azure Virtual Network TAP APIs makes this a turn-key solution, eliminating the need for custom scripts, agents, workflows, or specialized tools to monitor workloads in Azure. Additionally, BMF-PC offers a single pane of glass to easily monitor Azure applications, by providing a mechanism to selectively copy and filter packets from any of the VMs within Azure, and deliver them to third party tools in the cloud.
“Microsoft Azure Virtual Network TAP enables an ecosystem of partners providing cloud visibility solutions,” said Ross Ortega, Partner PM Manager of Azure networking at Microsoft. “We look forward to working with Big Switch to help our customers derive the benefits offered by the Big Monitoring Fabric-Public Cloud and Azure Virtual Network TAP solution."
The BMF-PC solution within Azure, consists of:
Big Monitoring Fabric-Public Cloud is a cloud-first NPB that enables dramatically simplified and scalable security and performance monitoring for workloads hosted on the Azure cloud. Powered by a software-defined controller, BMF-PC brings comprehensive packet/flow-level visibility to any organization’s Azure workloads. BMF-PC is also capable of advanced NPB features such as advanced packet filtering and analytics.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Cloud-First Networking company, bringing public cloud-style networking and hybrid cloud consistency to organizations around the world. The company provides data center switching, monitoring, visibility and security solutions for on-premises enterprise cloud, public cloud and multi-cloud environments that enable companies of all sizes to increase operational efficiency and business agility, while reducing networking costs. Big Switch was founded in 2010, with roots in the original Stanford research team that invented software-defined networking. Big Switch has strategic partnerships with Dell EMC, HPE and Edgecore, delivering innovative software on industry-standard open networking hardware. Since its founding the company has been an active member and contributor to multiple open source communities. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with a dedicated presence across more than 25 countries. The company is funded from leading venture capital firms, including: Dell Technologies Capital, Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, MSD Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, Redpoint and Silverlake Waterman.
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