Big Switch Notes SDN API Momentum

Big Switch Networks delivers more than 6,000 downloads of the Apache-licensed Floodlight controller and APIs

August 20, 2012

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Big Switch Networks, the leader in Open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), announced today that it has delivered over 6000 downloads of its Floodlight OpenFlow controller and APIs, which are quickly becoming the de facto standard for SDN controllers. The market response to Floodlight ensures that customers evaluating Big Switch SDN solutions will have a large number of OpenFlow physical and hypervisor switches and third party applications from which to choose.

“Customers are embracing SDN, open standards, and open source and the tremendous momentum behind Floodlight represents broad developer community support and provides customer choice,” said Guido Appenzeller, CEO and co-founder of Big Switch Networks. “This further solidifies Floodlight’s API interface as the standard for programming SDN networks, and will make it easier for customers to avoid vendor lock-in as OpenFlow applications developed by Big Switch, third parties or their own in-house developers become available.”

"Industry and investor interest in Software-Defined Networking has gone from second gear straight to fifth gear almost overnight. We are excited about the increased flexibility and enhanced business velocity this disruptive technology brings to both Layers 2-3 and Layers 4-7. We estimate SDN will become a $3 billion market opportunity over the next five years, similar in many ways to how the server virtualization market evolved," said Brian Marshall, Partner and Senior Managing Director of ISI Group.

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