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Big Switch Networks Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

List Highlights Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the IT Channel, Technology Industry

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/11/14 -- Big Switch Networks announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Big Switch Networks is at the forefront of the next generation of networking technologies. Building SDN software that runs with bare metal and open switch hardware, the company is bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader community with an entry level product designed for monitoring legacy networks and a flagship product designed for cloud-style data center fabric networks.

"We are very honored to be recognized by CRN as one of 2014's emerging vendors impacting the tech space," said Kyle Forster, co-founder, Big Switch Networks. "This award helps validate that there is widespread demand for the networking technologies pioneered by the hyperscale data center operators. We are excited to be accelerating this trend."

"Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "We congratulate 2014's Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel."

Recognition from as a 2014 Emerging Technology Vendor is one of five awards Big Switch Networks has been recognized for since April. Big Switch Networks was as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies, Computer Reseller News' (CRN) annual list of the top 50 virtualization vendors, as a Top 100 Private Company by AlwaysOn for Second Consecutive Year, and as a MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist.

Companies included in CRN's 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN's August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.

For more information, please visit www.bigswitch.com.

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About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI. For additional information, email [email protected], follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Tap, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light vSwitch 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.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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