SOURCE: Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks

June 07, 2016 18:00 ET

Big Switch Names New Japan Country Manager as Growth Accelerates

Sales and Channel Veteran Kosuke Tajima to Further Develop Company's Presence and Customer Portfolio in Country

OTEMACHI, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2016) - Big Switch Networks, the leader in bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, today announced that it has appointed Kosuke Tajima as Japan Country Manager. Tajima-san will oversee the company's continued growth in Japan and work closely with its partners, which include CTC, NetOne Systems and Uniadex. Japan is a world leader in SDN deployments and a structurally attractive market for Big Switch, in large part due to its systems integration partners. Japan currently represents 18% of the Big Switch customer pipeline.

Big Switch will be at Interop Tokyo June 8-10, alongside its tech partner, Dell, to discuss Open Networking and the companies joint solutions. Big Switch and Dell will be at booth # 4J09.

Tajima-san is an industry veteran who has previously held senior sales and channel roles at 6WIND, Ericsson, Business Objects, Cisco and Nortel. Under Tajima-san's leadership, Big Switch is planning increased investment in the region in response to growing demand for Big Switch's products, Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. Since opening its KK subsidiary in Otemachi in late 2014, the company has been serving Japanese large enterprises and mobile operators who were early adopters of SDN technologies and hyperscale network designs.

"We're thrilled to welcome Tajima-san into the Big Switch family," said Doug Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks. "Tajima-san's experience and relationships are unparalleled and will be integral in helping Big Switch further build its customer base in the country. Japan is at the leading edge of SDN technology, and we're thrilled to continue serving our established enterprise and carrier customers, and continue to grow our presence in this market with the best possible team."

Big Switch's commitment to customers and systems integrators in Japan continues to strengthen as the company continues to earn customer wins across the country. Big Switch currently serves customers within the service providers, government and financial services verticals.

Helpful Materials 

Big Switch Networks Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/bigswitchjapan
Introducing Big Cloud Fabric 3.0 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lu7iAZgD3Y
Big Monitoring Fabric Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGdoOpuGAGI
Big Cloud Fabric Starter Kit Data Sheet: http://bigswitch.com/sites/default/files/bcf-starter-kit-japanese.pdf 

About Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Monitoring Fabric is a next-generation SDN solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI. The company is backed by Index Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Silver Lake Partners, Accton, Redpoint Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Intel and Goldman Sachs, among others. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit http://bigswitch.com/japan.

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light vSwitch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Japan Media & Analyst Contact:
    Total Communications System Inc. (TOCS) for Big Switch Networks
    Masahiro Sakamoto
    sakamoto.m@pr-tocs.co.jp

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