Big Cloud Fabric is a data center switching fabric inspired by the design principles of hyper-scale operators to build intelligent, agile and highly flexible networks. It leverages SDN principles to architect a redundant logical switch architecture consisting of hundreds of switches. BCF delivers zero-touch operations, network automation, and deep visibility for SDDC & cloud-native applications. Its single pane of glass management delivers IBN workflows to streamline & accelerate IT operations.
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail and Telecom|
|Supported Hypervisors||ESXi, KVM and Nutanix Acropolis|
|Proprietary HW Platform||No|
|Primary Use Cases||Analytics Clusters, Converged Storage and General VM Clusters|
Big Cloud Fabric is based on similar principles to HCI, separating data and control planes and directed by a centralized software-based controller. BCF delivers unique benefits, such as rapid network resource deployment, scale-out architecture that does not impede HCI network performance with large clusters, and reduced networking TCO by deploying on industry-standard switch hardware from Dell EMC open networking, Edgecore white box, and the HPE Altoline family.
BCF scales to all supported HCI solutions
|Licensing and Pricing Details||
Big Cloud Fabric leverages disaggregated Software / Hardware pricing to provide appreciable CAPEX savings to the customer. For more information, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Cloud Fabric has been validated for Nutanix, VMware vSAN, Dell EMC ScaleIO, Red Hat Ceph and HPE Simplivity.
|Key Network Features||
High-performance 10G/25G/40G/100G L2/L3 Clos fabric; Scale-out fabric scaling w/ no additional operational overhead; Physical network automation as app VMs provisioned; zero-touch network ops/upgrades; endpoint visibility, trace path between end-points; open networking HW from Dell, HPE, Accton.