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HPE Open Networking Ecosystem Welcomes Big Switch

August 08, 2017





Open networking is no passing fad. Coupled with software-defined networking solutions, the future is taking shape with developers driving change with innovation. And, as ecosystems continue to expand, Web-scale organizations, enterprise data centers and service providers gain access to the next generation in networking solutions.


Today, Big Switch Networks (News - Alert) announced that it is the newest member of the HPE Open Networking ecosystem. In joining the HPE Open Networking ecosystem, the open networking community now has access to an expanded roster of software-defined networking solutions.

“We continue to see customers vote for choice, as witnessed by the rise in demand for open networking solutions. We’re pleased to extend our open networking ecosystem with HPE,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “HPE and Big Switch will provide customers with the best solutions for their specific needs, including SDN-based data center fabric optimized for VMware workloads, scalable, high performance OpenStack NFV deployments, next-generation out-of-band network monitoring, and a scale-out SDN service-chaining fabric for DMZ security.”

Paired with the Altoline Open Networking switching solutions, HPE will resell Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) and Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF). By adding security and monitoring solutions, easy-to deploy network switching and enhanced automation, Big Switch brings much in the way of value to the HPE Altoline data center networking solution.  Manual processes are quickly becoming antiquated; fabric-based automated solutions, on the other hand, are the new black.

“With the addition of Big Switch to our portfolio, customers gain access to easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy solutions for network management, visibility and security,” said Philippe Michelet, Senior Director of Product Line Management, Data Center Networking, HPE. “This cooperation shows our commitment to provide our customers with innovative open networking solutions that address their network agility and scalability challenges.”

Digital transformation is turning the page on the rigidity of yesteryear, with software-defined, open networking solutions taking a starring role.

What’s in your network?




Edited by Alicia Young


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