Big Switch Are Bringing the Cloud to Your DC

We were happy to have Dan Frith along as a delegate for Tech Field Day Extra at Dell Technologies World. One of the presenters at the even was Big Switch Networks. He was definitely impressed by Big Switch’s networking approach, with a focus on cloud-native and API integration front and center. For shops that have to demonstrate the value of any infrastructure investment, Dan thinks Big Switch offers an ideal solution.


TFDx @ DTW ’19 – Get to Know: Big Switch

Adam Post is a delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at Dell Technologies World this week. He’s hearing from Big Switch at the event, and in this post, he’s giving an overview of the company and a preview of what he wanted to hear more about. In his view, Big Switch’s recent partnership with Dell EMC to OEM Big Switch products is another signal of Dell’s commitment to open networking. He reviews some of their recently announcement hardware along those lines, and how it interacts with Big Switch Networks Big Cloud Fabric.


Big Switch is Changing the Cloud Game

Rita Younger looks at how Big Switch enable customers to build a self-service data center private cloud. They do this by approaching it from a cloud-first strategy to make an automated environment via their virtual private clouds. This was presented during Big Switch’s presentation at Networking Field Day last month.


Network Break 194: Amazon Spooks Switch Vendors; Big Switch Brings VPCs On Prem

On the Packet Pushers’ Network Break podcast, Greg Ferro features Networking Field Day 18 presenting sponsor Big Switch and their new software designed to enable VPC-like networking in private data centers.


Network Field Day 18 – Some Preparation and Review

Greg Ferro does his homework for Networking Field Day 18, giving a brief explanation of his thoughts and the facts about each presenting sponsor. He also goes over what themes he think will be consistent talking points throughout the event, such as Multi-cloud, Kubernetes, and SDN.


WISP/FISP Design – Building your future MPLS network with whitebox switching

IP Infusion presented at Networking Field Day in April. Here, Kevin Myers discusses the role of whitebox in a WISP/FISP MPLS core and compares whitebox to the traditional vendor. He also says, “whitebox is poised for rapid growth in the network world, as the climate is finally becoming favorable – even in larger companies – to use commodity hardware and not be entirely dependent on incumbent network vendors.”


PQ Show 106: Whitebox, SD-WAN & More – An NFD14 Wrapup

It’s a Networking Field Day delegate super show on the latest episode of the PQ Show podcast! Greg Ferro, Drew Conry-Murray, Eyvonne Sharp, and Kevin Myers all give their impressions from Networking Field Day from January. SD-WAN, Whitebox networking, analytics, and orchestration are all on the table. Give it a listen and check out our video coverage for more details.


Whitebox networking – coming soon to an edge near you?

Whitebox networking was a hot topic at Networking Field Day last month. Kevin Myers wrote up a nice summery of what he saw on it. He starts with a brief history, then goes into an interesting application, using whiteboxes outside the data center as edge devices. Big Switch was positioning them that way in their presentation, and the implications of Barefoot Networks also saw them positioning whiteboxes for outside the data center. It’s an interesting trend.


Big Switch Networks Extends VMware Visibility, Adds Mesosphere Support

Big Switch Networks presented an vast array of products at Networking Field Day last month. Drew Conry-Murray was there, and he wrote up a look at their Big Cloud Fabric, the company’s SDN software for data centers. In its 4.0 version, Big Cloud now supports vSAN storage in vSphere, continuing the solutions tight VMware integration. It also supports a variety of orchestration platforms, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere. In this new version, Big Cloud Fabric continues to refine and fill out its offering.


DDoS Detection with Big Switch Networks

DDoS attacks made major headlines in 2016. Even when not heard about publicly, they can be costly for businesses as the disrupt operations and mission critical services. At Networking Field Day last week, Big Switch Networks outlined their DDoS detection platform, called the BigSecure Architecture. Rich Stroffolino looks at this architecture as taking the ordinarily linear chain of security from the public internet to the data center, and adds a variety of countermeasures to loop in and detect malformed traffic caused by a DDoS attack. The ultimate goal is to always allow legitimate traffic in, and to coordinate with mitigation solutions once an attack is detected.


Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?

Facebook Wedge 100 – The Future of the Data Center?


Next Generation of PortMonitoring using SDN by Big Switch Networks Big Monitoring Fabric

Next Generation of PortMonitoring using SDN by Big Switch Networks Big Monitoring Fabric


Big Switch Networks – Big Tap Monitoring Fabric

Big Switch Networks – Big Tap Monitoring Fabric


Big Switch Meets Ansible

Big Switch Meets Ansible


Information Security: Lying to Ourselves for Peace of Mind

Information Security: Lying to Ourselves for Peace of Mind


Big Switch Has Big Security Capabilities

Big Switch Has Big Security Capabilities


Networking Field Day 10 – Big Switch

Networking Field Day 10 – Big Switch


Breach Presumption: The East-West Data Center Security Problem

Breach Presumption: The East-West Data Center Security Problem


OpenStack Neutron Lovebomb at NFD10

OpenStack Neutron Lovebomb at NFD10


Hyperscale Networking for the Masses

Hyperscale Networking for the Masses