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Big Switch Networks Named One of the Coolest Cloud Startups of 2011

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/26/11 -- Big Switch Networks, a new company building an OpenFlow-based platform to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, today announced that it has been named one of the 10 Coolest Cloud Startups of 2011 by CRN:

"It is an honor to be selected for CRN's 10 Coolest List," said Kyle Forster, Big Switch Networks Co-Founder. "This is a great validation that OpenFlow is making networking technology interesting again."

The OpenFlow standard, backed by Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others, enables networks to evolve more rapidly by giving owners and operators better control over their networks and the ability to program network behavior.

Big Switch Networks is building an OpenFlow-based platform for virtualizing networks in the enterprise private cloud. The platform makes it possible for an enterprise to overlay virtual networks on top of their physical devices, operating each of these networks like one big switch.

About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks was founded in 2010 to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks using OpenFlow. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit:

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