The dot-com bubble during the late 90s resulted in the revolution of how companies functioned henceforth. Additionally, with the evolution of the internet and large scale deployment systems by companies, data centers were created. Today, with further technological development, ‘datacenter’ is being used as a combined term to refer to a facility housing computer systems and associated components. Similarly evolving along is Big Switch Networks, a computer networking firm founded in 2010. The firm leverages hyper scale datacenter networking technologies to build fit-for-purpose products designed to be used in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. Headquartered in Santa Clara, United States, the company’s product portfolio includes Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric. Big Cloud Fabric is an open networking switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI; and Big Monitoring Fabric is a next-generation Network Packet Broker to monitor and protect existing networks.
The use cases for the Big Cloud Fabric include VMware Networking, OpenStack Cloud Networking, NFV networking, Container Networking and Storage Networking; the Big Monitoring Fabric use cases include DMZ/Extranet Security Tool Chaining, Multi-tenant Security Monitoring, 10G/40G/100G Data Center visibility and LTE Networks Monitoring. Through these services, Big Switch aims to deliver Software Defined Networking (SDN) for the most advanced datacenters with reduced costs, improved security and higher productivity with improved TCO. Owing to its extensive service portfolio and its successful delivery, Big Switch has receieved great recognition including being listed on CRN 2016 Emerging Vendor along with emerging as a finalist for the 2016 Cloud Innovation Award in the category SDN Solution for the Enterprise and vendor SDN product strategy for its Big Monitoring Fabric product. With its comprehensive range of networking solutions, Big Switch has contributed well in creating many success stories.