Where we started
Big Switch was founded in 2010. With roots in the original Stanford research team that invented Software Defined Networking (SDN), the company is widely considered one of the original SDN pioneers and has one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of enabling technologies for SDN.
Starting in 2013, the company began packaging technology components in to Bare Metal SDN Fabric Solutions, bringing together the advanced feature sets enabled by SDN software with the industry-leading price points provided by bare metal switches. While switching and routing is one area of focus, these core technologies are currently being applied in several key networking markets.