A customer made a comment that led to Big Switch Networks introducing new offerings. Big Switch Networks is bringing AWS-like networking features and products to on-premises enterprise cloud environments.
Software-defined networking (SDN specialist) claimed to be the first to offer AWS networking features to enterprise cloud implementations on-premises. It traced the origins to a customer’s observation.
Kyle Forster, founder and CEO of Big Switch, said that an architect at one of our customers made a passing observation — ‘I chose Big Switch as it was the closest we could get Amazon networking on-premises’ – and it went viral. “He started our journey to Cloud First Networking. It was a simple click… this is what it is. It’s a great time to be a networker.
The company contrasted its software-centric approach for addressing hybrid cloud networking design problems with that of hardware-centric methods that start by adapting legacy products on-premises for use in public clouds platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
Its on-premises solutions are Big Cloud Fabric – Enterprise Cloud (BCF–EC) and Big Monitoring Fabric – Enterprise Cloud (BMF–EC). These public cloud networking and monitoring features support on-premises workloads and will be updated in the next software version.
Big Switch also announced two new public cloud products, Big Cloud Fabric-Public Cloud (BCFPC) and Big Monitoring Fabric-Public Cloud (BMFPC) for in-cloud deployments.
Multi-Cloud Director is another new offering. It allows for consistent hybrid design across both on-premises and cloud sites. It also supports monitoring and monitoring fabrics that are on-premises and in-cloud.
CFN begins with Enterprise VPCs, which is an on-prem version the key feature of public clouds networks implemented by Amazon (VPCs), Azure(vNets), and Google Cloud Platforms (VPCs),” the company stated in a statement earlier in the month. VPCs provide as-a-Service operations for networking in-cloud and on-prem. CFN is eliminating the inconsistencies between on-prem and in-cloud networking that have been a major obstacle to seamless hybrid cloud adoption by deploying VPCs everywhere. Automation everywhere and flow-analytics everywhere are just a few of the many benefits.
BMF-EC with flow visibility and packet visibility is generally now available. GA for other products is expected in Q3 and Qu4 of this year.
More information is available in the overviews for Multi-Cloud Director and Big Cloud Fabric-Public Clouds, Big Monitoring Fabric-Public Clouds, Big Cloud Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Clouds, Big Cloud Cloud Fabric-Public Clouds, Big Cloud Fabric-Public Clouds, Big Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Clouds, Big Cloud Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Clouds, Big Cloud Director and Big Monitoring Fabric-Enterprise Cloud.