Big Switch Networks is nominated for the SPIFFY AWARD: The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity at VMworld 2017 on Aug 27, 2017  


Total Equity Funding
$119.5M in 5 Rounds from 12 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$30.7M Series D on July 27, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company, designing intelligent, agile and flexible networks
Network Security, Data Center, Software

Company Details

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Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company, changing the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for its customers around the world. Big Switch leverages the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. The company has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data center and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Sydney, London and Istanbul.

Funding Rounds (5) - $119.5M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2017$30.7M / Series D8
Jan, 2016$48.5M / Series C7
Oct, 2012$25M / Series B6
Apr, 2011$13.8M / Series A3
Jul, 2010$1.5M / Seed5

Current Team (10)


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 transforms computing and provides 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


Past Team (7)


Upcoming Event Appearances (2)

Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference Las Vegas 2017

December 04, 2017 - December 07, 2017

Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

The Premier Destination for Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Leaders.

Past Event Appearances (10)

Awards (2)

Images (2)


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