Big Switch SDN Fabric Adds Hyper-Converged, Container Support

| February 9, 2017

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Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) refers to a modern, software-centric approach that tightly couples disparate resources such as compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single solution supported by one vendor. In this case, HCI products from VMware Inc. are now supported by Big Switch's Big Cloud Fabric (BCF), now in version 4.0.

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