Big Switch Networks transforms today’s networks into open software-defined networks that adapt to your business needs.
Virtualization abstracted the physical hardware from the applications in the compute and storage space. As a result these spaces experienced faster hardware and software innovation cycles, reduced management complexity and more agile service delivery. We believe software-defined networks will deliver similar transformational benefits to the networking infrastructure.
Abstracting the physical infrastructure into a set of logical networks opens the doors to unprecedented flexibility. For example, IT leaders can now change any logical network to suit business needs in a simple, dynamic and controlled way regardless of their physical network topology. The opposite stands too. Capacity can be added to the physical network without impacting the logical network configurations. A shared physical network could be virtualized and segmented into sub-networks with different business purposes without requiring any change on the underlying physical topology. Increased velocity in network services delivery, simplified network configuration and management, reduced operational complexity, dynamic alignment between network and business needs are a few of the many benefits from software-defined networking.
At Big Switch Networks, we believe that openness gives customers choice to build best of breed networks. Our solution is based on an open standard OpenFlow that abstracts the network control plane of network from the data plane. To give back to open source communities, a subset of our solution is also available as an open source version at OpenFlowHub and at OpenStack. We support both physical and virtual networks and interoperate with a large eco-system of networking vendors allowing customers to virtualize their existing and future infrastructure as we demonstrated at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas.
Based in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team is composed of industry experts in virtualization and networking, serial entrepreneurs and researchers from Stanford University who were early pioneers of Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow.