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    Overview

    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:

    Cumulus Networks is leading the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. Our networking switching software, Cumulus Linux, is the only solution that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data center operators — unlocking vertical network stacks.

    With Cumulus Linux, our customers can run their data center networks the way Google and Facebook have done for years, highly automated, without all the development time or expensive, specialized hardware.

    The network is a critical part of the data center that has traditionally been a bottleneck for rapid deployment of applications. We believe in completely transforming the industry by enabling a web-scale IT architectural approach that brings efficiency and flexibility to the network.

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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
    Perth Radiological Clinic, Medallia, Faithlife, Ooyala, NephoScale, DreamHost, SFMIX
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise56%

    Big Switch Networks is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 1 review while Cumulus Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined Networking (SDN). Big Switch Networks is rated 9.0, while Cumulus Networks is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Big Switch Networks writes "A flexible solution that can be integrated with third-party solutions whilst maintaining its automated nature". On the other hand, Big Switch Networks is most compared with Gigamon, IBM SDN, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker and APCON, whereas Cumulus Networks is most compared with Pica8, Cisco SD-WAN, HPE SDN, VMware NSX and Juniper Contrail Networking.

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