Big Switch and Mavenir announce OEM agreement for service provider NFV solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and RICHARDSON, Texas, June 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big Switch Networks®, the Cloud-First Networking Company, today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with Mavenir, the industry’s only software-based, end-to-end cloud-native network solutions provider for CSPs, to include Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) in a fully tested and validated end-to-end NFV solution. Since entering into the strategic partnership, Mavenir and Big Switch are working with numerous customers to realize NFV deployments globally.

Mavenir and Big Switch already count one of the leading mobile carriers in the United States as a joint customer. Additionally, Mavenir and Big Switch have won leading telco providers in EMEA and APAC, which have selected the end-to-end NFV solution for their business-critical networks.

Seven of the 10 largest service providers in the world, including Verizon, rely on Big Switch to support their business-critical functions. Service providers leverage solutions from Big Switch’s Cloud-First Networking portfolio for their NFV deployments, which represent the most demanding workloads in telco clouds, for the following business benefits:

  • Resiliency and performance at scale
  • Design and deployment flexibility
  • Reduced operational complexity
  • Integration of security and analytics

Big Cloud Fabric is the only data center networking solution to leverage open, white-box switch hardware to provide a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), bringing a cloud-native networking model to telco cloud applications. BCF’s differentiated architecture simplifies operations and improves manageability for evolving distributed/edge cloud use-cases.

Mavenir selected BCF for this reference architecture for its ease-of-use, ability to support the unique, challenging scale requirements of NFV environments, and for its unparalleled automation capabilities, all of which make it the ideal networking platform for service provider NFV deployments.

“Like Mavenir, we are focused on accelerating network transformation and redefining network economics,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “Through this partnership, Mavenir and Big Switch are able to deliver a best-in-class NFV solution capable of supporting the most critical, revenue-driving lines of business for the world’s leading service providers.”

“The largest service providers in the world rely on Mavenir to provide next-gen, cloud-native solutions. Mavenir recognized the capabilities and benefits of Big Cloud Fabric, making it a part of our end-to-end NFV offering,” said Ramnik Kamo, EVP, Operations and CIO, Mavenir. “Through this strategic partnership, we are able to deliver on our mission to provide organizations with the most innovative solutions to accelerate software-driven network transformation.”

“Mavenir’s choice to integrate Big Switch into its service provider solution is a good one,” said Paul Parker-Johnson, Chief Analyst at ACG Research. “Big Switch has proven its ability to integrate seamlessly into a number of cloud environments, both virtual machine, and container-based. In addition, its commitment to deploying automatically into a wide range of open, white box platforms simplifies its introduction into a variety of service provider infrastructures. BCF is a strong choice for keeping the networking infrastructure in virtualized network services open, agile, and extensible.”

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