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HPE to Resell Big Switch Products

August 17, 2017

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks just got an important new channel sales partner in Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Under the new deal, HPE will be reselling the company’s Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric solutions. These technologies will be offered as part of HPE’s Altoline Switch Products effort.

“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 for Data Center Networking at HPE. “This cooperation shows our commitment to provide our customers with innovative open networking solutions that address their network agility and scalability challenges.”

Big Monitoring Fabric is a next-generation network packet broker solution leveraging SDN technology.

“By combining the functions of traditional NPBs with the intelligence, agility, and flexibility of an SDN controller-based architecture, Big Mon provides customers with pervasive visibility in all physical and virtual (VM, container, cloud) workloads for security, performance management, and compliance tools,” Big Switch Networks explained.

Use cases for Big Monitoring Fabric include monitoring every rack, monitoring every location, monitoring mobile/LTE networks, and DMZ/Extranet Inline security. Big Mon simplifies operations and troubleshooting by delivering single pane of glass management, zero-touch and scale-out capabilities, and built-in analytics. And it supports multi-tenancy for different IT teams including DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps.

Big Switch Networks last month made its debut in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. The company appears in the Visionaries quadrant.

“Historically, most of the companies in this quadrant have gone on to double market share over the next year,” blogged Big Switch Networks founder Kyle Forster. “We aim to be comfortably in that group. Our top line has doubled every year since we made Big Monitoring Fabric generally available in early 2014.”

Edited by Alicia Young

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