Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) is a next-generation data center switching fabric inspired by the design principles hyper-scale operators like Facebook and Google have developed to build intelligent, agile and highly flexible networks. It leverages software-defined networking (SDN) principles to architect a redundant logical switch architecture consisting of hundreds of switches. Its single pane of glass management delivers intent-based networking workflows to streamline and accelerate IT operations.
|Category||SDN Controller Product|
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom and Federal Government|
|Areas of Deployment||Intra-Datacenter|
BCF delivers zero-touch operations, network automation, and deep visibility for VMware SDDC, OpenStack, and container environments. It reduces total cost of ownership by leveraging SDN, a leaf/spine Clos-fabric, and open networking hardware.
|Open Source Project||Yes|
|Based on Open Source Projects||Floodlight|
|Top Use Cases||Data Center Network Optimization, Data Center Network Virtualization|
|Primary Programming Language||Java|
|External Northbound APIs||Yes|
|Northbound API Details||
BCF has a RESTful API that’s hardened and fully consistent with the CLI/GUI. The API is used by various systems for end-to-end fabric automation & visibility, including: OpenStack Neutron/ML2, OpenStack Horizon, & VMware (vSphere, vCenter, vRealize).
|Southbound Protocols||BGP and OpenFlow|