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Big Switch adds security perimeter around SDN data center

Michael Cooney | Dec. 7, 2016
Big Switch rolled out a high performing platform.

Big Monitoring Fabric is the company’s flagship monitoring software that lets network operators ensure high-performance delivery of services and applications. Big Monitoring’s controller-based SDN architecture allows remote, centralized control of tool policies and configurations, with management performed through a single interface.

The system now also can monitor container-to-container traffic when deployed on bare-metal hosts or within VMware vSphere VMs. In addition, workloads deployed in public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) can also now be monitored.

Big Monitoring Fabric Release 6.0 includes support for a 160G Service Node as well as an Analytics 2.0 to help monitor network resources.

Jim Duffy, a senior analyst with 451 Research, said the Big Switch announcements seem to be targeting competitor Gigamon. “The security architecture will compete with GigaSecure, and the enhancements are an attempt to reach feature parity with Gigamon packet brokers, but in a programmable SDN architecture vs. hardware.”


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