HP bares new network virtualization solution

Staff writer
23 Oct 2014
00:00

HP announced at SDN and OpenFlow World Congress the expansion of its network virtualization portfolio with a new distributed cloud networking (DCN) solution.

Legacy networks are constraining the full potential of a unified software-defined data center, limiting IT‘s ability to simplify complex frameworks and enable seamless multi data center deployments.

While IT has the ability to provision, manage and oversee virtualized servers and storage, they are still required to manually configure networking systems.

DCN is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that enables service providers and large organizations to automatically deploy secure cloud networks across a distributed infrastructure in minutes versus months.

The DCN enables organizations to radically simplify network provisioning with the following key elements:

  • HP Virtualized Service Directory, refines service design and integrates with customer service policies. This allows for seamless management of users, compute and network resources.
  • HP Distributed Services Controller, serves as a robust control plane of the data center network. Through controller federation, network administrators have a centralized control of their network, regardless of how many data centers are being managed, allowing scalability, resiliency and consistency of network implementation.
  • HP Distributed Virtual Routing and Switching, based on Open vSwitch, serves as a virtual endpoint for network services allowing for changes in the compute environment to be immediately detected, thereby triggering the right network connectivity to ensure the needs of applications are met.

The DCN solution is immediately available worldwide with a starting price of $65,585 for a single instance and will also be offered for enhanced virtual networking as part of the previously announced HP OpenNFV program.

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