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September 2015, Mayflex the distributor of Converged IP Solutions, has signed an agreement with Big Switch Networks, a provider of supportable Hyper scaling Software Defined Networking products. 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 with one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of enabling technologies for SDN.

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. The company’s Big Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to a highly scalable, low cost, feature rich monitoring fabric for existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry’s most advanced bare metal SDN switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Big Cloud Fabric automatically collaborates with technologies like VMWare NSX and OpenStack, allowing for Hyper Scale data centre networks to be deployed on bare metal switches in a highly cost efficient way.

Anita Mistry, Director of Sales, Networking at Mayflex comments, “Mayflex is delighted to add Big Switch Networks to its networking product portfolio. This product set will allow us to provide customers with the opportunity to keep ahead of their competitors by deploying proven, supportable SDN technology now.”

Anita continues, “With the addition of Peter Williams to the team, our pre-sales Software Defined Networks consultant I am confident that Mayflex can provide our partners with an exciting solution which will provide enhanced revenue making opportunities for them.”

Mayflex has also announced the agreement reached with Edge Core networks and market leader in the provision of 100G/40G/10G bare metal switches to complement the BSN solution

Dean Sheffield, Sales Director at Big Switch Networks comments, "Big Switch is excited to partner with Mayflex to introduce our next-generation SDN solutions to the UK market" said Dean Sheffield, Head of Sales, EMEA, Big Switch Networks. "Mayflex's track record of introducing innovative technology that offers partners an edge with differentiated solutions is an ideal fit for Big Switch's hyperscale-inspired networking solutions for any enterprise".

For further details about Big Switch Networks, contact Peter Williams, Pre Sales Software Defined Networks Consultant for Mayflex directly on 07768 954427 or by emailing peterw@mayflex.com.

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