Barefoot Networks Wins Deals from AT&T, Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu for Programmable Switches

8 June 2017
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Barefoot Networks Wins Deals from AT&T, Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu for Programmable Switches Image Credit: Barefoot Networks

Barefoot Networks this week announced significant market momentum, driven by growing global demand for the flexibility and insights offered by programmable forwarding plane technology.

The Company claims major customer wins for its newly launched Tofino switch since Q4 2016 which includes AT&T and Chinese internet giants Alibaba Group, Baidu and Tencent.

Using Tofino and In-band Network Telemetry (INT), AT&T gained deep insight into their network down to packet-level for the first time, helping to avoid any bottlenecks caused by path or latency variation, said Barefoot networks.

Barefoot has also expanded its ecosystem by partnering with several global equipment manufacturers based in Asia. To date, the company said it has announced go-to-market partnerships with Edgecore Networks, WNC, H3C, Ruijie and ZTE. These existing partnerships allow Barefoot to meet the growing demand for programmable networking in a wide range of network environments.

Additional partnerships will expand Barefoot's reach to OEMs in North America and beyond.

Nick McKeown, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Barefoot Networks
From enterprises to mega-scale data centers and telco providers, the underlying need is the same: network operators want to customize their forwarding planes to enable more functions and features without limiting performance. Barefoot is the only company delivering this breakthrough advancement.

Craig Barratt, CEO of Barefoot Networks 
Response to Tofino has been incredible to date, but we've really only scratched the surface since launching from stealth in 2016. As Tofino heads toward general availability later this year, we have no doubt that our approach to programmable networking will gain deeper and wider adoption by the biggest brands in the world -- as we have tremendous momentum fueling us already.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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