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April 14, 2015 13:54 ET

Big Switch Networks Leads SDN-Focused Breakout Sessions at Ethernet Technology Summit

Big Switch Executives Scheduled to Lead Discussions on Emerging Trends in SDN, Switching and Open Source at Silicon Valley Conference

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Big Switch Networks®, the leader in bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, will lead five educational sessions at the Ethernet Technology Summit on April 14th and 15th in Santa Clara, CA. Big Switch executives, including Rob Sherwood, CTO; Prashant Gandhi, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy; Sandip Shah, Lead Engineer/Architect; and Jeff Doyle, Modern Network Evangelist, will share their knowledge and experience in breakout sessions on a range of software-defined networking topics.

The Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. This includes the emergence of 10-Gigabit Ethernet as a key LAN technology on the desktop and in data centers, and the ongoing standardization effort for 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet. The summit will also center around the use of Ethernet as a carrier backbone and transport method, as well as Ethernet's utility in wireless, industrial, embedded, and storage applications.

Big Switch will lead discussions on open source switching, data center infrastructure, and emerging SDN technology.

On Tuesday, April 14th:

  • Session O-13: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) | "Open Network Linux - an Open Source Switch OS"
    • Who: Rob Sherwood, CTO
    • What: Open Source Switching Seminar (Open Source Switching Track)
    • When: 1:00 - 2:30pm PT
  • Session O-14: Design Issues | "SDN and Open Switches Power Modern Data Center Networks"
    • Who: Jeff Doyle, Modern Networks Evangelist
    • What: Open Source Switching Seminar (Open Source Switching Track)
    • When: 2:45 - 4:00pm PT
  • Session O-15: Future of Open-Source Switching
    • Who: Rob Sherwood, CTO
    • What: Open Source Switching Seminar (Open Source Switching Track)
    • When: 4:00 - 5:00pm PT

On Wednesday, April 15th:

  • Forum 1B: Ethernet in Data Centers | "Applying Hyperscale Networking Principles to Normal-Scale Data Centers"
    • Who: Prashant Gandhi, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy
    • What: Data/Telco Centers Track
    • When: 8:30 - 9:40am PT
  • Forum 1C: 40/100/400 GbE, Part 2 | "Building Advanced-Visibility Fabrics with SDN and Open Ethernet Switches"
    • Sandip Shah, Lead Engineer/Architect
    • What: Emerging Technologies Track
    • When: 3:20 - 4:25pm PT

For more information on Big Switch's involvement at upcoming events, visit http://www.bigswitch.com/news-events/events.

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About Big Switch Networks®
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- 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 Tap Monitoring Fabric is an advanced SDN fabric solution to monitor existing networks, and 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. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Tap, Switch Light OS, Switch Light vSwitch, and BSN Labs 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.

About Ethernet Technology Summit 2015:
Held from April 14th - 16th, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA, The Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. This includes the emergence of 10-Gigabit Ethernet as a key LAN technology on the desktop and in data centers. It also covers the emerging standards for 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet. It also includes the use of Ethernet as a carrier backbone and transport method, as well as in storage applications and in virtualized data centers and clouds. Other topics of interest include design and development, fabrics, chipsets and components, security, delay and packet loss, convergence, big data, and market research.

Contact Information

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