Global Convergence Inc. Intensifies Intelligent SDN Control for Solution Provider Partners with Addition of Big Switch Networks® to its Solutions Portfolio
Tampa, Fla. – June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – – Global Convergence Inc. (GCI), a leading value-added distributor specializing in solutions that drive digital transformation strategies in Network Visibility, NSM (Network Security Monitoring), Software Defined Data Center, and Open Infrastructure for the global IT channel, and Big Switch Networks® (Big Switch), the Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company, today announced a definitive new distribution agreement that adds Big Switch solutions to the GCI line card effective immediately.
Big Switch enables data center transformation that accelerates business velocity by delivering a responsive, automated, and programmable software-defined networking (SDN)-based solution to solve for the new and changing challenges presented from digital disruption. Traditionally, the network has been viewed as the barrier to data center transformation as legacy networking architectures hinder IT organizations with brittle, complex and cumbersome switch-by-switch management paradigms and inflexible, proprietary hardware choices that are increasingly unable to keep up with the pace required of businesses today.
Through this partnership, GCI will distribute both Big Monitoring Fabric™ and Big Cloud Fabric™ products. By combining open networking hardware from Edgecore, with an intelligent SDN-based data center switching fabric, Big Switch is bringing unmatched intelligence, agility, and flexibility to data centers that enables network owners to quickly deploy, automate, scale out, and monitor and secure their networks, while optimizing OpEx and CapEx.
“Global Convergence is continually on the hunt for comprehensive, game-changing solutions that our partners can leverage to accelerate business growth,” said Al Higgins, Executive Vice President of Distribution Operations at Global Convergence. “Big Switch Networks is a great fit for our SDN practice and we believe it supports our corporate mission to deliver innovative services and solutions that create positive outcomes for our partners.”
“As a leading value-added distributor in the US, GCI is uniquely qualified to bring innovative networking solutions from Big Switch, deployed in conjunction with Edgecore’s open networking switches, to Solution Providers who are helping enterprise and service provider customers modernize their data centers,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “As an early participant in the network visibility and SDN markets, GCI is well positioned to help us accelerate the adoption of our Big Monitoring Fabric and our Big Cloud Fabric solutions through the channel community.”
For more information on this new partnership and how you can extend your reach with BIG SWITCH and GCI, register for our upcoming webinar, GCI + Big Switch: Delivering Increased Channel Expansion to Solution Providers, Tuesday, June 27th at 10:00am EDT.
Big Monitoring Fabric is a network packet broker (NPB) solution that combines the functions of traditional NPBs with the intelligence, agility and flexibility of an SDN controller-based architecture. Big Cloud Fabric is a data center switching fabric that delivers zero-touch operations, network automation and deep visibility for software-defined data centers and cloud-native applications.
About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data center and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry’s first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Sydney, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.
Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX 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 Global Convergence, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel’s services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring innovative and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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