Big Switch Networks is a data center networking company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. The company designs, develops, and sells bare-metal software based networking fabrics. Currently, the company has two products: Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. These products are designed for the enterprise, service provider, and private data center environments. Big Switch Networks was founded in 2010 by Kyle Forster and Guido Appenzeller. As of January 2016, the company has raised $94.3M in venture funding. Douglas Murray, a former Juniper Networks and Sun Microsystems executive, joined the company as CEO in 2013. Customers include Verizon, Intuit, Clemson, U2 Cloud and the US Federal Government. Investors include Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Silver Lake, MSD Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Intel Capital. Bare-Metal SDN Design: Big Switch Networks’ products consists of a centralized product-specific controller managing a network of bare-metal Ethernet switches. The controller, the managed switches, and the various links connecting to them form the network fabric. The company designs both the software for the centralized controller (that runs on industry standard servers), and the operating system that runs on the bare-metal Ethernet switches. The controller software and the switch OS are tightly integrated.