Last month, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) to identify and remove all products and services supplied by AO Kaspersky Lab from Federal agencies. According to DHS, “this action is based on the information security risks presented by the use of Kaspersky products on federal information systems.”[i]   Given the significant access and priv... Read more

It’s hard to login to <insert any social media platform here> these days and not see something about containers. Having worked with quite a few customers on container networking projects over the past year, I wanted to dispel some myths around containers and more specifically, around container networking.Myth: Containers exist only in the cloudAlmost every deployment example online focuses... Read more

There is a general consensus on the goals of network function virtualization (NFV): to improve agility and speed of service delivery, lower costs, and allow service providers to keep pace with the demands on their network. NFV accomplishes this by helping service providers apply IT principles to roll out new services as VMs on standard commodity servers -- hence decoupling the services from the un... Read more

Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s first SDN fabric solution to be certified under the VMware-Ready SDDC Management and Orchest... Read more

While we create a great deal of content that quantifies (via analyst research) the benefits we believe you will experience by using our products, it is also important for prospective customers to hear from our current customers -- the people who are using our technology every day, and who share feedback such as: “Our organization has experienced a mindset change…”“We would recommend B... Read more

Big Switch Networks and Dell EMC Open Networking are excited to host a special pre-VMworld briefing for Expert/Elect community members about the combined Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) and Dell EMC Open Networking solutions, which enable agile networking at the speed of virtualization.The network layer has traditionally been the least agile part of data center infrastructure to design, configure and opera... Read more

Data center users have increasingly moved away from traditional 3-tier network architectures towards flatter, scalable designs that support virtualized environments and higher East-West traffic. Many users gravitated towards fabric-based switching because it can offer more reliable performance, greater agility and scalability, and enhanced integration with orchestration systems. As data centers ad... Read more

Organizations are undergoing major digital transformation driven by a massive shift in the application paradigm along with modernization of processes and infrastructure.Evolution of Microservices and ContainersThe digital transformation is driven by rapid evolution in:Applications  - new application architecture and agile approach to develop, deliver, and integrate applicationsProcesses  ... Read more

Every time you search on Google, friend on Facebook or start a VM session on Amazon, you are using the world’s most cost-efficient and most automated data center networks—those built via white-box hardware and SDN controllers.At Big Switch, our mission is to bring hyperscale-inspired network design to a broader audience, by removing the network as an obstacle for rapid deployment of new applic... Read more

We have come to another big milestone in the journey of our company, and of the next-generation data center networking movement at large. The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking was just released, with Big Switch's debut as a “Visionary” alongside Cumulus, VMware and Dell EMC.Historically, most of the companies in this quadrant have gone on to double market share... Read more

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