Yahoo! JAPAN Demonstrates an Array of SDN Solutions From CTC and Big Switch Networks at Interop Japan

Santa Clara, California, UNITED STATES

TOKYO--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) -  Interop Japan -- Yahoo! JAPAN and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) are jointly demonstrating an array of Software-Defined Network solutions for interconnecting data centers at scale using Big Switch Networks Big Network Controller and Switch Light at the Interop trade show here this week [CTC Booth @SDN ShowCase].

"The demonstration shows the power of using Big Switch Networks Switch Light OpenFlow-based thin switching software on 'bare metal' switches, dramatically reducing operational costs through centralized provisioning; enabling choice in networking hardware; and enabling rapid customer service provisioning," said Jason Matlof, Big Switch Networks vice president of marketing. "CTC's focus on delivering an agile IT infrastructure is a driving force in bringing the power of SDN into the Japanese market, and we are very pleased to be presenting this demonstration with them."

"Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is at the core of our vision for how IT infrastructure will be automatically administered by software, and we are confident that the advanced and open architecture of the Big Switch Networks product suite will lead SDI," said Toshiharu Chuman, General Manager of Enterprise Systems Promotion Division, CTC. 

About Big Switch Open SDN Suite
Big Switch Networks is the leading platform-independent SDN vendor. The 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 Virtual Switch, a network virtualization application and Big Tap, a network monitoring application.

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 Open SDN Suite supports a broad range of networking applications, including network virtualization for public and private cloud data centers built on 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. For additional information follow us @bigswitch or visit:

About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
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.

Big Switch Networks, Big Network Controller, Big Tap, Big Virtual Switch, Switch Light, Floodlight and Open SDN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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