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Big Switch Networks Named a MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- Big Switch Networks, the Bare Metal Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Company, today announced that it has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 11th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase for developing a cutting edge solution that provides both strong value and innovation to enterprise IT: http://www.mitcio.com/innovation.

"We are thrilled to have received such a high number of qualified Innovation Showcase submissions," said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and Co-Chair of the Innovation Showcase. "Each of the 10 finalists we have chosen represents innovative technologies that have the potential to positively impact growth, and help CIOs move their digital enterprises forward successfully."

Big Switch Networks is at the forefront of the next generation of networking technologies. By combining commodity OEM/ODM Ethernet switch hardware ("bare metal switches") with sophisticated SDN control software, the company is delivering modern networking fabrics for the world's most advanced datacenters looking to achieve high degrees of network automation at cloud-competitive price points.

Just last week the company announced a strategic software, hardware and services agreement with Dell to bring the state of the art SDN solutions to an increasingly broad audience:

"We are pleased to be selected as one of the finalists for the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase," said Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks. "SDN will radically change how enterprises and service providers design and manage the networks of the future, and it is an honor to be recognized by MIT."

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, business, and best practices that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association and the MIT Center for Digital Business. Visit http://www.mitcio.com for more information and registration. To stay connected to the Symposium and its community, follow updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mitcio.

The agenda for the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at: http://www.mitcio.com/agenda. The Innovation Showcase will take place at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Bare Metal SDN company. The company's SDN Fabric solutions embrace industry standards, open APIs, open source and vendor-neutral support for both physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Big Switch Networks SDN Fabric solutions support a broad range of networking applications, including Unified Physical + Virtual (P+V) Cloud Switching and Monitoring. Big Switch Networks is privately held and has raised over $45M from Intel Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Goldman Sachs and others. For additional information, follow us @bigswitch or visit: http://www.bigswitch.com.

Big Switch Networks, Big Network Controller, Big Tap, Big Virtual Switch, Switch Light, Floodlight and Open SDN 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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