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Big Switch Networks Deepens Open Networking Collaboration with Dell EMC OEM Agreement and Dell EMC Ready Stack Validated Designs
Big Switch Networks today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with Dell EMC. Additionally, Big Switch and Dell EMC will work together to design Dell Ready Stack solutions.

Demand for Big Switch's portfolio of Cloud-First Networking solutions continues to grow, with the software-based company experiencing a CAGR of nearly 80% (FY'15-FY'18). With this OEM agreement, Dell EMC will now brand, market and sell Big Switch's products under the Dell EMC brand. The agreement is expected to drive closer alignment between the Big Switch and Dell EMC sales teams as well as simplifying the product delivery and support models globally.

Big Switch and Dell EMC are recognizing five years of collaboration delivering open, cloud-style networking for unmatched flexibility and freedom. Big Switch's portfolio of software-based, Networking-as-a-Service solutions is ideally suited to help organizations successfully meet IT transformation initiatives. When coupled with Dell EMC open networking, organizations can experience unprecedented flexibility, choice, cost savings, ease-of-management, time-to-value, and a network that creates measurable business value.

Organizations interested in open networking will benefit from the Big Switch and Dell EMC OEM collaboration with a complete Dell EMC solution stack, which includes Dell EMC Level 1/Level 2 support on all components as well as Dell Professional Services globally.

As part of the OEM agreement, Big Switch technology offerings will join the list of available components in the Dell EMC Ready Stack architecture, providing even more choice and flexibility for customers and partners as they seek to build converged infrastructure solutions and cloud platforms.

Dell EMC Ready Stack validated designs enable customers and channel partners to build their own converged infrastructure solutions in the data center, with a flexible choice of storage, server, networking, and data protection options. These validated solutions include Dell EMC open networking switch hardware and Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric software.

At Dell Technologies World, Big Switch CTO, Paul Unbehagen will host a customer panel with representatives from BNSF Railway, American Fidelity, NIO and a Fortune 500 Financials Institution. Each organization has leveraged open, cloud-style technologies from Dell EMC and Big Switch to support digital transformation initiatives.

  • The panel, Networking Happy Hour: To Cloud Affinity & Beyond, A Customer Journey Panel, will take play Weds. May 1 at 3pm

The open networking market continues to grow at an accelerated rate as organizations shift from proprietary, legacy products to open and flexible solutions from Dell EMC and Big Switch.

According to 650 Group, open networking revenue (excluding hyperscalers) is expected to reach $1.35BN by 2023, with a CAGR of 33% (2019 - 2023). Organizations around the world have benefitted from the power of Dell EMC and Big Switch's open, cloud-style solutions. According to ACG Research, organizations can expect the following benefits:

  • up to 40% TCO savings 
  • up to 50% CAPEX savings
  • 16x faster configuration upgrades
  • 4x faster application deployment
  • 12x faster troubleshooting and issue resolution

Big Switch's Cloud-First Networking portfolio has three solutions that are ideal for the Dell EMC open networking portfolio. Big Cloud Fabric is a VPC-based logical networking fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, is a network visibility fabric, and Multi-Cloud Director, provides federated management of multi-site BCF and BMF deployments, across public, private or multi-cloud environments.

Big Switch will be showcasing its portfolio of Cloud-First Networking solutions with Dell EMC open networking on the showfloor at Dell Technologies World, booth 702. To schedule a meeting on-site, please use this link:

"Dell EMC and Big Switch continue to lead the open networking evolution with open, differentiated, best-in-class solutions that allow our customers to build powerful on-prem clouds," said Douglas Murray, President and CEO, Big Switch Networks. "The OEM relationship is an acknowledgement of the tremendous demand Dell EMC and Big Switch are seeing with open networking data center switching, visibility and security solutions for on-prem cloud and multi-cloud environments." 

"For Dell EMC, this OEM agreement with Big Switch was the natural next step. Together we have experienced tremendous momentum during the past five years, delivering open networking to end users globally," said Tom Burns, SVP & GM, Networking & Solutions, Dell EMC. "As compute and storage innovations have been widely adopted to better support ever increasing volumes of data, the network can no longer be an obstruction to achieving responsive, agile and efficient IT operations. Through both the OEM agreement and the Ready Stack solutions, we continue to offer innovative solutions that break down silos and enable IT, Security, People and Digital Transformation."

Published Friday, April 26, 2019 8:45 AM by David Marshall
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