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.
BSN leverages a next-generation SDN controller and network fabric to simplify and automate network management, improving agility, flexibility and programmability. Big Cloud Fabric enables disaggregation of SW/HW with vendor choice and an open, scale-out architecture that delivers significant CapEx and OpEx savings.
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom Service Providers and Automotive, Transportation, Hosting Providers|
|In Customer Deployment||Yes|
BSN contributed Open Network Linux to the OCP. ONL is a Linux distribution for bare-metal switches, that is, network forwarding devices built from commodity components. ONL is a component in a growing collection of open source and commercial projects.
|Linux Foundation Initiatives||CORD and ONOS|
|Linux Foundation Details||
Open Network Linux is a key part of the Open Cord project, providing both an OS for the switches and Indigo, an OpenFlow agent developed by Big Switch that interacts with ONOS, the OpenFlow controller for Open Cord.
|Customers||Verizon, Intuit, DeNA, Dubai Municipality, National Instruments|
|Performance and Scalability||
Big Cloud Fabric’s flexible, scale-out design allows users to start at the size and scale that satisfies their immediate needs while future proofing their growth needs. Big Cloud Fabric offers scale of 128-leaf pod fabric supporting 5000+ physical servers and tens of thousands of virtual machines/containers
|Pricing||Pricing starts at $15,200 (this is for a one year subscription for two controller VMs and two leaf switches)|