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SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 17, 2016) – #BigSwitch Networks®, the leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired networking to data centers worldwide, today announced it will demo Big Monitoring Fabric™ and Big Cloud Fabric™ solutions, which operate on #Dell #EMC #OpenNetworking switches, at Booth F4 at #Dell #EMC World in Austin, Texas, October 18th – 20th. “Dell has been a long-standing partner for Big Switch as customers leverage Dell Open Networking to outfit their data centers with next-generation technologies,” said Douglas Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks. “Through our joint solutions, we are able to provide our customers with the best options for their specific needs, including #SDN -based data center fabric optimized for #VMware workloads, scalable, high performance #OpenStack NFV deployments at #Verizon and other leading service providers, next-generation out-of-band network monitoring, and a scalable SDN service-chaining fabric for DMZ security.” Big Switch has two solutions that work with multiple Dell EMC Open Networking Switches, Big Cloud Fabric, an open Software-defined networking (SDN) fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric, a next-generation out-of-band network visibility fabric and inline software-based service chaining security fabric. The combination of Dell EMC hardware switch technology with Big Switch’s open SDN fabric solutions brings together the advanced feature sets enabled by SDN software with the industry service assurance provided by Dell EMC Open Networking switches (see Gartner’s Is Brite-box Switching Switching Right for Everyone?) “Dell EMC’s Open Networking strategy is centered around customer choice. Through our collaborative solutions with Big Switch Networks, we help provide customers the best options to fit their specific needs,” said Tom Burns, SVP and GM, Dell EMC Networking, Enterprise Infrastructure & Service Provider Solutions. “Our work with Big Switch is a prime example of our focus in bringing next-generation, flexible, open networking solutions to our joint customers.” This partnership offers Dell EMC enterprise customers the ability to achieve significant cost savings and operational efficiencies compared to traditional networking solutions. One such customer is National Instruments, the global leader in test, measurement, and control solutions, to equip engineers and scientists with systems that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. National Instruments’ modernized network infrastructure is deployed on Dell EMC Open Networking and Big Cloud Fabric, utilizing a core and pod, leaf/spine architecture inspired by hyperscale players. According to ACG Research this design delivers agility to the networking team and enables applications to get deployed 4x times faster, troubleshooting to be completed 12 times faster, and upgrades to become automated, completed without downtime (see ACG research report under Supporting Materials).

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