March 05, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 5 — Big Switch Networks today announced distribution partnerships with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and Net One Systems to address the growing demand in Japan for Network Virtualization and Open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions. Big Switch Networks’ Open SDN product suite includes an SDN controller that serves as a network application platform for a variety of applications, including network monitoring and data center network virtualization.
“Japan is the largest and most sophisticated international market for SDN and a very important market for Big Switch Networks. We are committed to the success of our Japanese customers, and are pleased to partner with very innovative technology companies like CTC and Net One Systems to deliver our Open SDN product suite in Japan,” said Guido Appenzeller, CEO and co-founder of Big Switch Networks. "We believe SDN has the potential to bring transformational change to the way companies build and manage their network to meet the challenges of highly dynamic and cloud workloads, and we are committed to delivering fundamentally new value to the Japanese networking industry.”
“Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is at the core of our vision for how IT infrastructure will be automatically administered by software," said Shinichiro Sakuraba, Director and Managing Executive Officer of CTC. "We are confident that the advanced and open architecture of the Big Switch Networks product suite will lead SDI, delivering our customers the most flexible IT infrastructure available. As a system integrator, CTC will continue to support the growth of our customers’ agile IT infrastructure with best-in-class software defined networking offerings."
"Net One Systems aims at providing an ‘Intelligent and Autonomous ICT platform’ - a fully virtualized and abstracted ICT infrastructure, which will free our customers from the burdens of managing various ICT technologies," said Executive Officer Fumihiko Shinoura of Net One Systems. "The open-architecture SDN product suite by Big Switch Networks is at the core of this initiative. By combining this product suite with Net One Systems’ advanced product portfolio for virtual data centers and network product portfolio for telecommunications carriers, customers can build an ICT platform that they can use efficiently and easily."
Big Switch Networks is delivering the Open SDN product suite to the Japanese market. The suite includes:
Big Network Controller – the network application platform for the Open Software-Defined Network, which scales to more than a thousand switches and 250,000 new host connections per second and delivers unified network intelligence, programmability and scalability.
Big Virtual Switch – a data center network virtualization application which supports up to 32,000 virtual network segments or up to 50% more VMs per rack, enabling multi-tenancy for cloud data centers and resulting in CAPEX and OPEX savings.
Big Tap – a unified network monitoring application which provides cost-effective, enterprise-wide network visibility optimizing security tools, performance tools, and network packet brokers.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open Software-Defined Networking. The company’s Open SDN platform embraces industry standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks product suite supports a broad range of networking applications, including network virtualization for public and private cloud data centers built upon OpenStack, CloudStack and other platforms. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over $45M from Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others.
About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions:
Established in 1972, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) provides advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise network systems, and offers various outsourcing services, such as operations by its own data centers. CTC supports such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting, finance, retail, distribution, manufacturing, education, government, medicine, pharmaceutical, chemicals and apparel. CTC has formed partnerships with more than hundreds leading IT companies from all over the world. These partnerships range from those with global multinational IT companies to those with highly focused venture businesses. Around 7,000 people work for CTC throughout Japan, and our service edge lies in offering one-stop 7 x 24 support in approximately 100 service centers.
About Net One Systems
Net One Systems Co., Ltd. provides entire IT infrastructure and communication systems that improve productivity and are easy to use, in order to help customers’ businesses succeed. Net One Systems achieves this by continually discerning cutting-edge technology trends in worldwide, in the network and platform sectors, and adding high-quality technologies and services to products it has verified itself. The NetOne Group is able to provide reliable, value-added solutions by possessing a comprehensive business infrastructure which includes a Technical Center for R&D and system testing, a Quality Control Center for product inspection, an Expert Operation Center (XOC) for remote system monitoring and operation, and a Network Academy for engineer training services.
Source: Big Switch Networks
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