Monday, September 30, 2013 - 14:45
iwNetworks announced today that it has entered in to a reseller relationship with Big Switch Networks of Mountain View, CA, the leader in Open SDN and standards based networking architectures. iwNetworks will bundle their gigabit and 10 Gb OpenFlow switches with the Open SDN™ platform from Big Switch. iwNetworks’ bundled solution will provide customers with an efficient and cost effective approach to building OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN) applications. Big Switch’s Open SDN Suite is built around the Big Network Controller, which provides a common data model and policy abstraction for all the network fabric elements. Big Network Controller creates a universal network abstraction by leveraging industry standards and open APIs, which enables universal programmability of the entire network with a single software application. Big Network Controller enables a broad range of network applications that are included in the suite, including Big Tap, a network monitoring application. “Combining our OpenFlow switches with Big Switch’s SDN applications gives customers a means to add flexible, efficient and cost effective OpenFlow and SDN solutions to their production environment. Providing considerable cost savings down the road”, said Bob Charbonneau ,VP of Sales and Marketing at iwNetworks. About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the leader in open source Software-Defined Networking (SDN) products, delivering unmatched network agility, choice in networking hardware, and optimized network operations. The company’s Open SDN™ platform offers an OpenFlow switch fabric that can run on bare-metal switches and hypervisor virtual switches, and enables a wide variety of SDN network applications including data center network virtualization and network monitoring. www.bigswitch.com About iwNetworks iwNetworks provides our customers with the ability to take control of their networks by delivering high performance managed Ethernet switches. In addition to traditional Layer2 and Layer 3 features, we support OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. Our products which include the Pronto and SDN open switch hardware solutions are designed to meet customers’ needs, and not those of inflexible closed equipment makers. iwNetworks provides the best combination of value, flexibility, and performance with the latest open 10GbE and 40GbE switches and TOR solutions. Our products high level of quality and performance make them an ideal choice for HPC, enterprise, and data center applications. Visit www.iwnetworks.com for additional information on the full range of iwNetworks products and services.