MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/13 -- Big Switch Networks today announced a new distribution agreement with leading Japanese distributor and system integrator UNIADEX, Ltd. to carry the company's portfolio of Open SDN Fabric Solutions. The partnership allows Big Switch to further penetrate the rapidly growing Japanese SDN market, and will provide Japanese enterprise and data center customers with a powerful combination of breakthrough technology and advanced systems integration and support.
UNIADEX will provide SDN integration and support services for customers looking to adopt SDN, and will focus on the enterprise and education segments using Big Switch Networks Open SDN solutions to deliver flexible control and centralized and consolidated management that overcomes many of the major challenges posed by conventional IP network products. Customers gain system management automation through Big Switch's monitoring fabric and orchestration with cloud software tools, enabling them to build data centers with greater capabilities and features at lower capital and operational costs.
"Support and systems integration capabilities are critical to helping customers adopt new SDN technologies, so we are very happy to be working with a leading partner like UNIADEX," said Mansour Karam, vice president of business development and strategic alliances. "This partnership helps us expand our presence in Japan and together, we will continue to grow the very promising Japanese SDN market."
"We are very excited to partner with Big Switch Networks to bring innovative and groundbreaking technologies to our customers," said Tsuneo Toh, Managing Director and Corporate Officer of UNIADEX. "The Open SDN solution by Big Switch Networks and the advanced quality system integration and support service by UNIADEX will enhance the Japanese market by creating a new path to the significant value of Software Defined Networking."
About Big Switch Open SDN Suite
Big Switch Networks is the leader in open source Software-Defined Networking (SDN) products, delivering unmatched network agility, choice in networking hardware, and optimized network operations. The company's Open SDN solutions offer an OpenFlow switch fabric that can run on bare metal switches and hypervisor virtual switches, and enables a wide variety of SDN network applications including data center network virtualization and network monitoring.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the leader in Open Software-Defined Networking. The company's Open SDN solutions embrace industry standards, open APIs, open source, and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks Open SDN solutions support a broad range of networking applications, including network virtualization for public and private cloud data centers built on OpenStack, CloudStack and other platforms. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over $45M from Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. For additional information follow us @bigswitch or visit: bigswitch.com
UNIADEX, Ltd. was established in 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nihon Unisys, Ltd. to take over Nihon Unisys' network related and open service network businesses. Currently UNIADEX is operating ICT management services, ICT support services, ICT facility services as well as network integration services after strong mergers in Nihon Unisys group. With 2,700 employees, national IT infrastructure support in 180 locations, global support in over 130 countries, high customer satisfactions, vender-neutral position and revenues of 97.0 billion yen in FY2012, UNIADEX is a leader in planning, designing and developing information and communication network systems.
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