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HP integrates SDN to span infra, app layers

American MNC Hewlett Packard announced open-standards-based
software-defined network (SDN) technologies to span infrastructure, control
software and application layers with a ‘single control plane’ that enables
enterprises and cloud providers to manage applications across data centre,
campus and branch networks.

American MNC Hewlett Packard announced open-standards-based
software-defined network (SDN) technologies to span infrastructure, control
software and application layers with a ‘single control plane’ that enables
enterprises and cloud providers to manage applications across data centre,
campus and branch networks.

The new HP technologies cover all layers by including an SDN
controller, SDN applications, SDN services.

“In the cloud era, clients need a single point of
control for the entire network, which enables them to deploy any application or
service directly to the user within minutes,” said Prakash Krishnamoorthy,
country manager, HP Networking, HP India.

“Only HP provides clients with a complete
software-defined network solution that automates manual configuration tasks
across hardware, software and applications and from data center to desktop through
a single control plane,” he added.

New SDN functionality in the infrastructure layer enables
clients to simplify network configuration. HP announced nine additional switch
models providing OpenFlow-enabled support for HP FlexNetwork architecture,
offering clients a flexible and programmable standards-based interface.

The new HP Virtual Application Networks SDN Controller
abstracts the physical hardware from the logical deployment, providing a
centralized view and automating network configuration of all devices in the
infrastructure.

The new HP Virtual Cloud Networks software enables cloud
providers to deliver automated and scalable public cloud services to
enterprises. Using this software, enterprises can create an isolated virtual
cloud network environment through a self-service public cloud infrastructure,
ads the release.

– By ICR Staff

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