PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/26/11 -- Big Switch Networks, a new company building an OpenFlow-based platform to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, today announced that it was chosen as a GigaOM Structure 2011 LaunchPad finalist for its product innovation and visionary business model. LaunchPad is a high-profile competition that recognizes the most promising cloud computing and infrastructure startups.
"The cloud industry is now an established sector worth billions of dollars, but it never would have got to this point without the early innovators who conceived of a whole new computing paradigm," said Derrick Harris, GigaOM Structure Editor and Conference Chair. "The Structure 2011 LaunchPad finalists are the next wave of Internet, infrastructure and enterprise software startups that will lead cloud computing in new directions."
"We are excited to be a part of GigaOM's Structure 2011 LaunchPad," said Kyle Forster, Co-Founder of Big Switch. "It just shows how momentum around OpenFlow is growing as the ecosystem transitions out of its nascent experimental phase and into enterprise-ready products."
The LaunchPad finalists will present on stage at GigaOM's Structure 2011, one of the most influential cloud computing conferences, set to take place June 22-23, 2011, in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. Now in its fourth year, Structure 2011 is the industry's must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs and technology directors leading the cloud computing and Internet infrastructure industries. For more on Structure 2011 visit: http://event.gigaom.com/structure.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks was founded in 2010 to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks using OpenFlow. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit: http://www.bigswitch.com.