Big Switch, Dell bares first shipment of SDN fabric solution

Staff writer
19 Nov 2014

Big Switch Networks and Dell are now shipping hardware, software, and services to bring key hyperscale networking technologies.

The SDN software and open networking hardware are seen to make advanced data center designs available to a broader audience.

The two companies are shipping the Dell Networking S4810-ON switch and will start shipping the Dell Networking S6000-ON switch in November, along with Big Switch's Big Tap SDN Controller software and Switch Light OS.

This hardware/software stack enables advanced monitoring designs inspired by hyperscale data center operators, the first in a series of SDN/open networking Fabric solutions.

With over 1100 Dell field representatives now trained in the Big Tap/open networking design, both companies are making a significant investment in this area. Dell and Big Switch Networks are in a unique position to satisfy demand together from a broad audience of data center operators looking to adopt hyperscale data center network designs.

Initial Dell hardware products include the Dell Networking S4810-ON and S6000-ON high performance data center switches. Initial Big Switch software products include Switch Light OS and the Big Tap Controller.

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