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"The price is expensive but it makes sense for the market.""It is not very expensive because of the white box support. Its hardware is much cheaper than other products. With the support for x86 and white box, it is one of the most cost-effective platforms that are currently available.""While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment.""We provide subscriptions for our customers on a yearly, not monthly, basis."

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Top Answer: The flexibility is a great feature.
Top Answer: While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment. I should note that Citrix or Cisco Meraki are coming out with more competitive prices. The comparative… more »
Top Answer: I don't have issues with the hardware, as the requisite capacity is visible in the data sheets. All the details in the data sheets are accounted for. But, I find myself confused when it comes to… more »
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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:

Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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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
CenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider89%
Engineering Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise40%

Big Switch Networks is ranked 5th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 4th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 10 reviews. Big Switch Networks is rated 0.0, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". Big Switch Networks is most compared with Gigamon, Cumulus Networks, Arista Data ANalyZer, VMware NSX and Ixia Network Packet Brokers, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate and Meraki SD-WAN.

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