Big Switch Networks
HQ: Palo Alto, Calif.
CEO: Guido Appenzeller
New Funding: $25 million
Backers: Redpoint Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, others
Big Switch Networks is one of the best-known names in the fast-crowding market for software-defined networking (SDN) startups. The company in mid-November began commercial sales of its Big Virtual Switch, Big Tap and Big Network Controller products, with the goal of selling 100 percent through solution provider and integrator partners.