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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:

DriveNets’ Network Cloud solution comprises DriveNets Network Operating System - DNOS - and DriveNets Network Orchestrator - DNOR. DNOS is the magic that transforms lifeless boxes into live network elements and scales from supporting a single standalone white-box to supporting hundreds of white-boxes. It creates large routing nodes that are automatically installed and provisioned, founding a true cloud environment in the Service Provider's network. DNOR is the Network Cloud management system that automates lifecycle management at the entire network and per-site levels with minimal user intervention. DNOR features zero-touch provisioning, network automation, fault, performance, service and configuration management. It significantly simplifies network operations, improves reliability and can interoperate with existing systems already used by Service Providers.

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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
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider44%
Computer Software Company22%
Retailer9%
Cloud Provider5%

Big Switch Networks is ranked 5th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while DriveNets Network Cloud is ranked 16th in Software Defined Networking (SDN). Big Switch Networks is rated 0.0, while DriveNets Network Cloud is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Big Switch Networks is most compared with Gigamon, Cumulus Networks, Arista Data ANalyZer, Ixia Network Packet Brokers and Juniper Contrail Networking, whereas DriveNets Network Cloud is most compared with IBM SDN, Meraki SD-WAN and Cumulus Networks.

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