Mountain View, Calif.
Top Executive: Guido Appenzeller, Co-Founder & CEO
Network virtualization startup Big Switch Networks announced commercial availability of its products in 2012. This year, the company unveiled Switch Light, an open-source thin switching platform meant to streamline the adoption of OpenFlow protocols and software-defined networks. Big Switch said the new software, slated for general availability during the second half of the year, frees customers from being locked down to a specific networking vendor or architecture.