TechValidate Research on Big Switch Networks

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Big Switch Networks Customer Research

What are your Biggest Security Concerns?

What are your biggest security concerns?

Lack of network visibility
86%
Shadow IT
57%
Phishing attacks
43%
Malware
14%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Which AWS/Azure network design would you like to see on-prem? (part 2)

Part 2: Additional areas of AWS/Azure networking under investigation:

Due to character restriction, full worded statements for the first column are as follows:
1. On-prem security groups
2. On-prem ELB (AWS Elastic Load Balancer)
3. On-prem SFS (AWS Stateful Firewall Service)

High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority
OP security groups

38%

48%

14%

OP ELB: load balancing

33%

48%

19%

OP SFS: stateful firewall

38%

43%

19%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Which aspects of AWS/Azure network design would you want to bring on-prem?

High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority
AWS VPCs/Azure VNets for configuring logically segmented L2/L3 networks

48%

38%

14%

Transit VPCs and Application VPCs for multi-tenancy/delegated administration

31%

37%

32%

FlowLog Analytics stacks, capturing every flow between every IP in large data lakes, for modern analytics tools

30%

45%

25%

Compatibility between AWS/Azure APIs and on-prem network REST APIs

28%

48%

24%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

In our organization’s strategic planning for hybrid cloud, our networking team is:

Actively involved
39%
Somewhat involved
21%
Not currently involved, and not trying to get involved
18%
Actively involved and driving the conversation
14%
Not currently involved, and trying to get involved
7%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

In our organization’s strategic planning for hybrid cloud, I feel our networking team is:

Actively involved: 39%
Somewhat involved: 21%
Not currently involved, and not trying to get involved: 18%
Actively involved and driving the conversation: 14%
Not currently involved, and trying to get involved: 7%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Please rate the following Big Switch capabilities compared to your previous data center solution?

Best In Class Significantly Better Better Worse

Automation
Agility
Scalability
Visibility
Security

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

What was the leading driver to deploy Big Cloud Fabric?

Automation
58%
Ease of Use
58%
Scalability
58%
Increased Network Agility
51%
CAPEX Savings
45%
Enhanced Visibility
42%
OPEX Savings
31%
Security
20%
Other
16%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Please rate the following BCF capabilities compared to your previous data center solution?

Best In Class Significantly Better Better Worse

Automation
Agility
Scalability
Visibility
Security

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Why customers selected Big Mon over Gigamon

What were the drivers in your decision to deploy a solution from Big Switch over another vendor?

CAPEX Savings
67%
Ease of Use
56%
Scalability
50%
Automation
44%
Enhanced Visibility
44%
Increased Network Agility
39%
OPEX Savings
22%
Security
11%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Why customers selected Big Mon over Gigamon

The leading driver was ease-of-use, after comparing both products

Ease of Use
56%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Before deploying BCF for an OpenStack environment

37% of customers looked at Arista, Cisco, Cumulus, Juniper, or Pluribus.

OpenStack Networking
37%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

26% of customers using BCF use it in an OpenStack environment

OpenStack Networking
26%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Half of BCF customers state

Average time saved for standard network operations is 76-100%, compared to prior data center network solution(s):

100% faster: 26%
76-99% faster: 23%
51-75% faster: 29%
26-50% faster: 34%
Up to 25% faster: 7%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Nearly half of Big Mon customers state

Average time saved for standard network operations is 76-100%, compared to prior data center network solution(s):

100% faster: 17%
76-99% faster: 30%
51-75% faster: 31%
26-50% faster: 16%
Up to 25% faster: 8%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Ease of Use, Automation, Visibility and Scalability were the leading drivers

for customers who compared BCF to Cisco ACI and Arista, and ultimately chose to deploy BCF
Ease of Use
66%
Automation
64%
Enhanced Visibility
56%
Scalability
56%
Increased Network Agility
55%
CAPEX Savings
50%
OPEX Savings
39%
Security
26%
Other
10%

Big Cloud Fabric Customer Research

Which part of your organization would be most impacted due to poor network performance?

Customer service and transactions: 53%
Service delivery: 29%
Supply Chain Operations & Manufacturing: 12%
Product development: 6%

Big Cloud Fabric Customer Research

40% of customers state ONE HOUR of

Data center network downtime would cost more than $300,001

More than $300,001: 42%
$50,001-$100,000: 21%
$100,001-$150,000: 11%
Less than $50,000: 5%
$150,001-$300,000: 0%
I don't know: 21%

Big Cloud Fabric Customer Research

Which of the following were most important in selecting Big Cloud Fabric as your data center switching solution?

Cloud & SDDC Integration (VMware, OpenStack, etc.)
100%
Ease of management/Move away from box-by-box approach to networking
100%
Scale
33%
Speed of service enablement
33%

Big Monitoring Fabric Inline Customer Research

What were your top challenges prior to deploying Big Mon Inline?

Network downtime due to tool failure
67%
Inefficient inline tool usage
67%
Troubleshooting inline security tool chain
67%
Change management (e.g. scheduling downtime, coordination between network and security teams)
33%
Inflexible tool chain deployments
33%

Big Monitoring Fabric Inline Customer Research

What was your organization using for DMZ/Extranet security prior to deploying Big Mon with inline security tools?

Inline tools deployed directly inline (using bypass TAPs)
67%
Out-of-band security tools
33%

Big Cloud Fabric Customer Research

Which other vendor platforms were considered?

Cisco Nexus / ACI
83%
Arista
50%
Cumulus
50%
Juniper Contrail
33%

Big Cloud Fabric Customer Research

Please identify the reasons you selected BCF over other vendors:

Drive innovation
67%
Create internal / operational efficiencies
50%
Improve business process agility
50%
Superior technical architecture
50%
Product functionality and performance
33%
Cost management
17%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Does BCF currently integrate with any of the below?

VMware vSphere
45%
Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere or OpenShift
18%
VMware NSX
18%
Mirantis OpenStack
14%
Red Hat OpenStack
14%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Which of the following vendor(s) did you evaluate before deploying Big Mon?

Gigamon GigaVUE
64%
Gigamon GigaSECURE
29%
Arista DANZ
21%
Ixia
21%
Apcon
14%
VSS / NetScout
14%
Cisco Tetration
0%
Other
7%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Which of the following vendor(s) did you evaluate before deploying BCF

Cisco ACI
63%
Juniper Contrail
44%
Cumulus
31%
Pluribus
31%
Pica8
25%
Nuage
19%
Arista EOS CloudVision
14%
Plexxi
13%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

What were the drivers in your decision to deploy Big Mon over another vendor?

CAPEX Savings
60%
Ease of Use
55%
Scalability
53%
Automation
48%
Enhanced Visibility
48%
Increased Network Agility
37%
Security
29%
OPEX Savings
19%
Other
15%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Please rate the following Big Mon capabilities compared to your previous data center solution?

Best In Class Significantly Better Better Worse

Automation
Agility
Scalability
Visibility
Security

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

What were the drivers in your decision to deploy BCF over another vendor?

Automation
68%
Ease of Use
68%
Scalability
64%
Increased Network Agility
61%
OPEX Savings
43%
Enhanced Visibility
43%
CAPEX Savings
34%
Security
27%

Big Switch Networks Customer Research

Please rate the following BCF capabilities compared to your previous data center solution?

Best In Class Significantly Better Better Worse

Automation
Agility
Scalability
Visibility
Security

Big Cloud Fabric Customer Research

Which other vendor platforms were considered?

Cisco Nexus / ACI
83%
Arista
50%
Cumulus
50%
Juniper Contrail
33%



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