Cloud Harmonics Joins Forces with Big Switch Networks to Educate, Engage and Enable the Channel to Offer Pervasive Network Monitoring

San Jose, Calif. - May 4, 2016 -- Cloud Harmonics, the fastest growing full-service, next-generation distributor, today announced a technology partnership with Big Switch Networks, the leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired networking to data centers worldwide. The agreement gives Cloud Harmonics' 400 channel partners in North America access to Big Switch's award-winning virtualization technology portfolio.

"When it comes to what a distributor can do for their technology partners, Cloud Harmonics has really raised the bar," said Matthew Russo, Head of Global Strategic Alliances and Channel Sales for Big Switch. "Their high-touch approach and deep technical understanding of the market means they can offer the training, services and support the channel needs to quickly adopt and profit from next-generation technologies, such as ours."

"We are excited to bring another innovative company to our channel partners," said Doug Chalmers, COO, Cloud Harmonics. "Big Switch has a great value proposition, offering a next-generation network packet broker (NPB) at a fraction of the cost to deliver network-wide monitoring that meets the needs of a customer's NetOps, DevOps and SecOps teams."
This partnership will boost Big Switch's already impressive growth (300% annual growth in 2015), giving Cloud Harmonics' VARs the ability to sell Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric? and Big Monitoring Fabric?. Cloud Harmonics plans to offer specialized training, certifications, virtual demo and testing environments, as well as pre- and post-sales services and support to accelerate the awareness and adoption of Big Switch within Cloud Harmonics' partner community.

About Cloud Harmonics
Cloud Harmonics Inc., the fastest growing full-service, Next-Generation Distributor of cybersecurity and cloud technologies, is fueling the channel with its innovative Educate, Engage and Enable business model. Working with leading technology providers, such as Aruba Networks, Arista Networks, HPE, Palo Alto Networks and others, Cloud Harmonics provides the awareness, technical proficiency and services support its more than 400 reseller partners need to create opportunities, close deals and secure repeat business. Cloud Harmonics trains more than 4000 engineers annually. Through its large distribution channel, the company provides resellers access to an arsenal of business applications that streamline sales, reduce costs, and accelerate the adoption of next-generation solutions. To learn more about the world-class training, disruptive engagement methodology and differentiated services and applications that has made Cloud Harmonics the distributor of choice for resellers and technology companies everywhere, please visit www.cloudharmonics.com.

About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale-inspired data center networking technologies to a mainstream data center audience to deliver order of magnitude improvements in network agility, flexibility and operational efficiency. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Monitoring Fabric is a feature-rich next-generation Network Packet Broker to monitor and protect existing networks, and Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced open networking switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as OpenStack private cloud, VMware workloads, big data, and VDI. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, 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.

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