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August 21, 2012
Big Switch Networks Champions Creating the Largest Software-Defined Networking Ecosystem


By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor


Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is expected to become a $3 billion market opportunity over the next five years. Big Switch Networks (News - Alert) is a company specializing in Open SDN platform. The company develops both an open core and a commercial controller backed by the largest SDN ecosystem of OpenFlow applications and physical and hypervisor switches. To top it all, the company successfully delivered over 6000 downloads of its Floodlight OpenFlow controller and APIs which are quickly becoming the de facto standard for SDN controllers.

The market response to Floodlight ensures that customers evaluating Big Switch SDN solutions will have a large number of OpenFlow physical and hypervisor switches and third party applications from which to choose.

"Customers are embracing SDN, open standards, and open source and the tremendous momentum behind Floodlight represents broad developer community support and provides customer choice," Guido Appenzeller, chief executive officer and co-founder of Big Switch Networks, said in a release.

"This further solidifies Floodlight's API interface as the standard for programming SDN networks, and will make it easier for customers to avoid vendor lock-in as OpenFlow applications developed by Big Switch, third parties or their own in-house developers become available," Appenzeller added.

Industry and investor interest in Software-Defined Networking is growing up. Released in January of 2012, and as the only available Apache-licensed OpenFlow controller, Floodlight has been embraced by developers building commercial SDN applications who want full control of what to open source and what to retain as their own IP.

Floodlight is an OpenFlow controller that is tested and supported by the largest developer community for SDN controllers. Floodlight supports a broad range of both hypervisor-based virtual switches like Open vSwitch, and the growing ecosystem of physical OpenFlow switches with rich support for mixed OpenFlow and non-OpenFlow networks. Companies and organizations that have downloaded the Floodlight controller APIs include: Arista, Brocade, Citrix, Dell, Extreme Networks, Fujitsu, Google, HP, IBM, Intel (News - Alert), Juniper Networks and Microsoft among others.

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Edited by Rich Steeves



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