Introducing Big Network
Welcome to Big Network! My name is Robert Muller, Founder and CEO. I am thrilled to see that you have stumbled on our blog to learn more about Big Network. At Big Network, we are passionate about connecting people, places, clouds and their devices anywhere. We provide hardware, software and cloud access in one hyper connectivity platform creating an open and connected ecosystem that fuses best of breed technologies, partners and services together at the click of a button. MSPs, ISPs, and businesses use Big Network as a cloud-based controller to deploy composable and elastic networks to extend capabilities, solve customer problems, and to create new revenue opportunities.
A bit about me: I’m a serial entrepreneur based in New York City. I’ve built Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Managed Services Providers (MSPS), Digital Phone Companies (VoIP), Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers, and Gigabit systems that retrofit existing copper in multi-tenant buildings. I’m passionate about creating things using interesting networking access technologies including automation, Kubernetes, Edge, Hybrid Cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Fiber, Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM), GPON, Gigabit ISP Technology, Wifi 6, Private LTE and Fixed Wireless Access and 5G backhaul technology.
What is Big Network
At our core, we are a Cloud Networking company. Using Big Network, our customers can implement Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) and a wide array of private networking configurations. Big Network can run on your desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices, as well as Virtual Machines, Cloud Instances, and dedicated hardware. We believe that our distributed, multi-pathed, and highly secure networking technology enables developers, network architects, and security professionals to connect networks together the way they want, without constraints to underlying network topology.
Over the past 18 months, we have implemented our product using a novel networking stack that is peer to peer, multi-pathed, and secure. Big Network is controlled with our Big Network Portal, a central location to design Cloud Networks, to enroll users, and manage devices. Once a Cloud Network is designed and users are enrolled, you deploy our Big Network Apps (software) or our Big Edge (hardware) to get connected. The design of Cloud Networks can be changed via our Portal and API, and provisioned in minutes globally. We believe that this technology enables the opportunity for unprecedented innovation in small business, medium business, and enterprise networking.
How to Use Big Network
Big Network is a Cloud Networking platform that enables flexible patterns for network design and deployment. When you design a Cloud Network in our Portal or via API, we render your network architecture into a series of fully-meshed secure tunnels across devices. Cloud Networks can operate at Layer 2 and Layer 3. This enables a wide variety of applications and use cases, including:
VPNs: Use Big Network to craft VPNs for remote access to corporate datacenters, services in the cloud, and even to other team members. VPNs can be designed fully-meshed or hub-and-spoke.
SD-WAN: Use Big Network between headquarters, branch offices, and remote locations. Big Network’s multipath network technology allows seamless usage of multiple ISPs, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Ethernet Private Line (EPL) technologies for transport.
Private Networks: Use Big Network to keep private networks totally private. Keep IoT devices safely segmented from the global Internet, or even behind a gateway under your full control.
The best part is that Big Network is a platform, and so while we have our use cases, our customers are enabled to craft almost any configuration they want. Put in technical terms, Big Network is a giant Ethernet switch in the Cloud, that you are in total control of.
Big Network’s Benefits
Big Network comes as a time when IT professionals are looking to simplify the operational burden of running networks. Our customers are looking to simplify the way they design, configure, and manage networks. They are tired of point solutions from multiple vendors, such as VPN from their firewall vendors, SD-WAN from an integrator, and Private Networking from their telecommunications provider, that don’t natively integrate together. They don’t have the ability to centrally manage users, devices, and policy in a manner that allows them to reason about the impact of changes across the entire perimeter.
Big Network gives you a means to configure nearly any topology you want, when you want it, and have complete visibility and control. With a single platform, you can spend your time designing and implementing, rather than copying and pasting configuration between devices, verifying security settings across multiple systems, and troubleshooting problems across diverse implementations. You get your time back, and the network gets out of your way.
Give Big Network a Try
Want to try building your own Cloud Network today?