Big Switch Networks appoints Orca Tech to support Australian distribution


Company signs on value added Australian distributor to cater for continued local growth and demand

Big Switch Networks has signed on Orca Tech as a value added distributor in Australia. Based in Sydney with national coverage, Orca Tech specialises in cyber security and analytics and will distribute Big Switch’s next-generation network packet broker, Big Monitoring Fabric™ (Big Mon), and data centre switching fabric, Big Cloud Fabric.

Steve Coad, managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Big Switch Networks, said: “Orca Tech is a nimble distributor with serious credentials in cyber security and monitoring. The company has quickly become the distributor of choice for next-generation, software-driven companies like Big Switch Networks. We can’t wait to get to work with Orca Tech to drive support for Big Switch’s software-defined networking solutions across Australia.”

“Big Switch Networks’ solutions are switching up traditional data centre networking,” said Orca Tech’s general manager Craig Ashwood. “We’re excited to dig in with Big Switch to offer our shared customers intelligent, predictive and cloud-native solutions for their software-defined data centres—as this is where the market is headed. We see Big Switch as a natural extension to our portfolio as its solutions complement our current vendor line up in many ways. Our partners are seeking comprehensive solutions to differentiate their offerings and Big Switch helps meet this requirement. A key example is the partnership between Big Switch and ExtraHop to provide pervasive monitoring and unparalleled visibility into all network activity more cost effectively.”

Big Switch Networks works with a range of resellers, integrators and technology partners. The company’s other Australian distributors are SAPPLY and Newgen Systems.

About Orca Tech
Orca Tech is the only independent Value Added Distributor solely focused on the IT Security marketplace. Orca Tech offers best of breed products in its specific areas of security expertise and focuses heavily on partner enablement to ensure partners have the necessary access to Sales, Technical and Marketing tools to succeed in a highly competitive industry.

About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated, and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a next-generation network packet broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry’s first next-generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container, and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For additional information, email, visit or follow us on Twitter @bigswitch, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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