Big Switch Wins Nutanix Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year Award, Extends VPC Automation to Nutanix ROBO Edge

Nutanix recognizes Big Cloud Fabric Innovations, Ideal VPC Network Automation Fabric for Nutanix HCI in Data Center Private Cloud and ROBO Edge Cloud

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big Switch Networks®, the Cloud-First networking company, announced today at Nutanix’s annual .NEXT Americas conference that it has been awarded the 2019 Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliances: Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year Award for Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric™ (BCF) solution, for its Data Center Private Cloud and ROBO Edge Cloud use cases.

Big Switch will demo the Big Cloud Fabric integration with AHV, the ideal HCI network fabric for data center private cloud and ROBO use cases, at Nutanix .NEXT, booth S02. Join Big Switch, Weds. May 8th at 3pm in the Solutions Expo for the session: Simplify Networking Tasks with Nutanix AHV Automated Fabric.

BCF achieved Nutanix Ready AHV with integrated networking designation, enabling physical network automation through integration with Nutanix AOS, the HCI foundation of Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS, and Nutanix’s AHV virtualization solution. Nutanix AHV is an enterprise grade virtualization solution that is included with AOS, which can reduce costs and simplify virtualization management. Big Switch and Nutanix have several customers leveraging the joint solution, including mainstream enterprises such as BNSF Railways.

As customers extend computing environments to remote office branch office (ROBO) locations with Nutanix HCI, they also need a fully automated, zero-touch physical network that provides deep visibility. To meet this emerging edge cloud use case, Big Switch is extending BCF’s automation with Nutanix HCI to ROBO edges.

Customers can now deploy lower-density, and hence lower-cost, switches which optimize rack space and power while ensuring CAPEX reduction with commodity open networking switches and hardware vendor choice. Customers also benefit from end-to-end consistency across data centers and edge clouds, including common cloud-style enterprise virtual private cloud (E-VPC) provisioning, common operational model, and a single API interface. Big Switch’s Multi-Cloud Director (MCD) further ensures “one dashboard” management paradigm across dozens of data centers and edge locations, thus streamlining global provisioning and delivering centralized visibility and inventory.

“We are thrilled to have honored Big Switch at .NEXT Anaheim this year for its continued success with our customers,” said Jay Chitnis, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances. “BCF is a highly complementary networking solution, offering automation of network provisioning and seamless integration with AOS. Joint customers benefit from full visibility of their data centers, providing them with a seamless way to manage multiple clouds and manage their Nutanix deployments at scale.”

Big Switch is transforming data centers by leveraging public cloud constructs as first principles for architecting enterprise private clouds. BCF is a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)-based logical networking fabric, optimized for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, due to its native integration and network automation for HCI operations. With the BCF and AHV solution, DevOps teams can now experience the same agile operational workflows, automation, and simplicity of network provisioning as experienced in the public cloud, in their on-prem private clouds and ROBO edge clouds.

With BCF’s built-in automation for Nutanix AHV, networks operate at the speed of VMs and containers -- the same ease and agility that Nutanix provides for storage and virtualization. Advanced network automation and real-time visibility remove bottlenecks typically experienced with traditional designs that are manual, switch-by-switch architectures, based on legacy CLI commands. The BCF Controller acts as a single point of integration with Nutanix Acropolis through Prism Element to offer Enterprise-VPC (E-VPC) logical networking to provide the following benefits: automation, visibility, troubleshooting, and analytics.

“Successful data center transformation necessitates infrastructure that is built with cloud architectural principles and delivers cloud-style speed, simplicity and economics. Both Big Switch and Nutanix have embraced cloud principles as first principles to architect enterprise private clouds and hence our partnership is a natural one," said Prashant Gandhi, Chief Product Officer, Big Switch Networks. “The AWS-style network simplicity and automation of Big Cloud Fabric, based on VPC on-prem technology, delivers the best networking solution for Nutanix AHV, bringing DevOps teams unprecedented cloud-speed agility for any application.”

Join Big Switch, Weds. May 8th at 3pm in the Solutions Expo for the session: Simplify Networking Tasks with Nutanix AHV Automated Fabric. This presentation will walk through how Big Cloud Fabric and Nutanix AHV 1-click integration allows the Prism admin to manage the full Enterprise Cloud stack, including the network.

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About Big Switch
Big Switch Networks is the Cloud-First Networking company, bringing public cloud-style networking and hybrid cloud consistency to organizations around the world. The company provides data center switching, monitoring, visibility and security solutions for on-premises clouds, public clouds and multi-cloud environments that enable companies of all sizes to increase operational efficiency and business agility, while reducing networking costs. Big Switch was founded in 2010, with roots in the original Stanford research team that invented software-defined networking. Big Switch has strategic partnerships with Dell EMC and Edgecore, delivering innovative software on industry-standard open networking hardware. Since its founding the company has been an active member and contributor to multiple open-source communities. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with a dedicated presence across more than 25 countries. The company is funded from leading venture capital firms, including: Dell Technologies Capital, Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Khosla Ventures, MSD Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, Redpoint and Silverlake Waterman.

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