Total Equity Funding
$88.8M in 4 Rounds from 10 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$48.5M Series C on January 19, 2016
Santa Clara, CA
Big Switch Networks provides Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and bare metal solutions inspired by hyper-scale design.
Network Security, Data Center, Software

Company Details

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Big Switch Networks is the leader in hyperscale inspired networking. The company's SDN Fabric solutions embrace industry standards, open APIs, open source and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks SDN Fabric solutions support a broad range of networking applications, including Unified Physical + Virtual (P+V) Cloud Switching for OpenStack, Physical SDN Underlay for VMware workloads, Out-of-Band Monitoring and Inline DMZ security service chaining. Big Switch is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Funding Rounds (4) - $88.8M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2016$48.5M / Series C6
Oct, 2012$25M / Series B5
Apr, 2011$13.8M / Series A3
Jul, 2010$1.5M / Seed5

Current Team (8)


Products (2)

  • Big Cloud Fabric solution enables rapid innovation, ease of provisioning and management, while reducing overall costs, making it ideal for c
  • Big Monitoring Fabric enables scale-out fabric for network-wide monitoring, with a single pane of glass for operational simplicity

Competitors (5)

  • Arista Networks is a computer networking firm delivering cloud networking solutions for large data center and computer environments.
  • Cognitive Security is a technology company focused on applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats.
  • Gigamon provides intelligent traffic visibility solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers worldwide.
  • Ixia provides IP network validation and network visibility solutions for equipment manufacturers, service providers and government agencies.
  • VSS Monitoring provides network intelligence optimization using a systems-approach for optimizing the network intelligence ecosystem.

Customers (7)

  • Chevron is an integrated energy and technology company with subsidiaries that conduct businesses under Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brands.
  • Nomura Research Institute is a Japan-based company that provides consulting services, system solutions, and business models for businesses.
  • Clemson University is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina.
  • Verizon Communications is a broadband and telecommunications company that provides information and entertainment services.
  • Intuit offers business and financial management solutions for SMBs, financial institutions, consumers and accounting professionals.
  • Fidelity Investments provides financial services and investment resources that help its users meet their financial objectives.
  • Microsoft, a software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services.

Partners (7)

  • Red Hat is a multinational software company engaged in providing open-source software products to the enterprise community.
  • Riverbed Technology is a solution provider for fundamental problems associated with IT performance across wide area networks.
  • Mirantis is the pure-play OpenStack company.
  • Palo Alto Networks produces hardware firewall products that take an app-centric method for traffic classification and enable app visibility.
  • A10 Networks offers solutions for accelerating web application delivery, bandwidth management and network identity issues.
  • Dell is transforming computing and providing high quality solutions that empower people to do more all over the world.
  • VMware is a software company providing cloud and virtualization services.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    3965 Freedom Circle

    Suite 300

    Santa Clara, CA 95054


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Awards (2)

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