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Big Switch Networks vs Cisco Cariden [EOL] comparison

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Big Switch Networks is at the forefront of the next-generation of networking technologies. By combining industry standard switch hardware (“white box / branded white box “brite box”) with intelligent SDN control software, the company is delivering next-generation data center networking fabrics for the world’s most advanced data centers looking to achieve unmatched degrees of network automation at cloud-competitive price points.

Big Switch Networks has two data center networking solutions: Big Cloud Fabric, a data center switching fabric for OpenStack clouds or VMware virtualization environments, and Big Monitoring Fabric, a network packet broker that enables pervasive security and security, monitoring data center traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments. Big Switch is taking three key technologies: vendor agnostic switch hardware, SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs –and leveraging them for use in next-generation data center switching and monitoring solutions designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers.

All Big Switch solutions run on high-performance open networking switches from Accton or Dell Technologies and leverage centralized SDN controller software for fabric-wide control and management. Big Switch Networks has two solutions:

Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) helps organizations accelerate application deployment and delivery, through policy-enabled work-flow automation. SDN technology enables cloud architectures by providing automated, on-demand application delivery and mobility at scale. SDN accomplishes these business objectives by converging the management of network and application services into centralized, extensible orchestration platforms that can automate the provisioning and configuration of the entire infrastructure.
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Sample Customers
A10 Networks, Edge-Core Networks, Blue Coat Systems, BlueData, Broadcom Corporation, Canonical, Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Dell, FireEye, Garland, Hortonworks, Mirantis, Nexenta, Riverbed
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm6%
Educational Organization5%
Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company7%
Educational Organization7%

Big Switch Networks is ranked 5th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while Cisco Cariden [EOL] is ranked unranked in Software Defined Networking (SDN). Big Switch Networks is rated 0.0, while Cisco Cariden [EOL] is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Big Switch Networks is most compared with Gigamon, Cumulus Networks, VMware NSX, Arista Data ANalyZer and Ixia Network Packet Brokers, whereas Cisco Cariden [EOL] is most compared with Cumulus Networks, Megaport and Pica8.

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