U2 Cloud Selects Big Switch Networks for Its Workspace-as-a-Service Solution

U2 Cloud, a cloud hosting services company headquartered in North Florida with offices in Denver, Las Vegas and Orlando, has selected Big Switch Networks’ networking architecture to deploy its Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) solution.

U2 Cloud has chosen Big Switch Networks’ Big Cloud Fabric for its ‘next-generation networking capabilities to achieve savings in operational expense, network management simplicity and seamless automation with VMware’s vSphere server virtualization platform.’

“At the heart of any cloud offering is the network,” said Joe Solsona, CEO, U2 Cloud. “We needed to provide agility and reliability, increased productivity, and 24/7 support for the WaaS infrastructure. And we needed an affordable solution. The Big Switch architecture is the perfect cornerstone to our WaaS solution – providing us flexibility, simplified management, integration with VMware and affordability.”

big-switch-networksU2 Cloud is now able to provide customers with a secured provisioning platform for private and individual cloud-based Windows environments that can be accessed on any device, from anywhere, at anytime. Big Switch Networks’ Big Cloud Fabric controller programmatically integrates with over 20 individual vCenter instances to enable vSphere-level multi-tenancy, while simultaneously automating the provisioning of shared physical network resources for each VM.

Specifically for vSphere server virtualization deployments, the Big Cloud Fabric controller integrates directly with vCenter to automate network application deployment on the physical SDN fabric. The Big Cloud Fabric controller becomes a single point of integration with vCenter for an entire Leaf-Spine Clos fabric.

Integration of Big Cloud Fabric with vCenter also enables VM visibility including VM mobility events, directly through the Big Cloud Fabric controller GUI. Additional Big Cloud Fabric enhancements for vSphere deployments would include:

  • Auto Host Detection & LAG Formation
  • Auto L2 Network Creation & VM Learning
  • Network Policy Migration for vMotion/DRS
  • VM-level Visibility (VM name, vMotion)
  • VM-to-VM Troubleshooting (Logical & Physical)

U2 Cloud is providing secured anytime, anywhere access to Windows desktops, applications and corporate resources to any end-user device. Their cloud hosting services are tailored to various industries in a pay-as-you-go model.