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Big Switch Networks Named a Top 100 Private Company by AlwaysOn for Second Consecutive Year

Recognized for Innovation, Market Potential, Commercialization, Stakeholder Value and Media Buzz

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/27/14 -- Big Switch Networks, the Bare Metal Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Company, today announced that it has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies for the second consecutive year. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

"This year, the top cloud infrastructure, SaaS and on-demand software players are making serious inroads into the enterprise and business community," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's OnDemand 100 winners list is jam packed with companies that are using the cloud to create and host imaginative, versatile apps. Mobile, business, consumer -- the on-demand universe is propelling the entire Global Silicon Valley into an interdependent, connected and mobile future."

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from hundreds of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. Big Switch Networks was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

"We are honored to be selected by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 private companies for the second consecutive year," said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. "SDN is radically changing how enterprises and service providers design, operate and procure their networking infrastructure. Rapid adoption of our Big Tap Monitoring Fabric as well as excitement around our partnership with Dell are clear proof points of this changing mindset."

A full list of the OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies is available at: http://www.aonetwork.com/blogs/The-2014-OnDemand-100-Top-Private-Companies.

About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Bare Metal SDN company. The company's SDN Fabric solutions embrace industry standards, open APIs, open source and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks SDN Fabric solutions support a broad range of networking applications, including Unified Physical + Virtual (P+V) Cloud Switching and Monitoring. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over $45M from Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Goldman Sachs and others. For additional information, follow us @bigswitch or visit: http://www.bigswitch.com.

Big Switch Networks, Big Network Controller, Big Tap, Big Virtual Switch, Switch Light, Floodlight and Open SDN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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