Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) and Big Switch Networks are collaborating on open networking products for the enterprise market. HPE will bundle its open networking data center switches with Big Switch’s software-defined networking (SDN) products.
HPE will resell Big Monitoring Fabric (Big Mon) and Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) with its Altoline Open Networking switching solutions. In addition, Big Switch products will provide HPE Altoline data center networking offering with automated and easy-to-deploy network switching, monitoring and security solutions.
This expands the appeal of the Altoline solutions to new customers in the network visibility and security markets via Big Switch’s network packet broker (NPB) products. Big Switch’s fabric-based solutions offer a better alternative to the status quo of a manual, switch-by-switch approach to networking.
Big Cloud Fabric incorporates design principles that hyperscale organizations like Google and Facebook pioneered, implementing a logical, scale-out switch architecture that leverages intent-based principles to deliver agile and flexible datacenter switching based on SDN controls, HPE Altoline Open Networking switches, and fabric design, said Big Switch NEtworks.
The solution has built-in integration for VMware SDDC (vSphere, NSX, vSAN, VIO, VIC, Horizon, vCenter GUI and vRealize Log Insight), Red Hat/Mirantis OpenStack clouds, and Red Hat OpenShift/Kubernetes/Docker container environments. BCF can be deployed in existing data centers as a new pod without disruption to traditional networks.
Big Switch Networks has also joined the HPE Open Networking ecosystem, expanding the reach of its software offerings for the open networking community.