HP launches software-defined network fabric for cloud

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
HP unveiled a data center network fabric built on HP FlexNetwork architecture, enabling business agility for clients by delivering two times greater scalability and 75% less complexity over current network fabrics while reducing network provisioning time from months to minutes.
 
As companies move to a cloud environment, legacy network architectures are buckling under the pressure for instant access to applications and services that offer a high-quality user experience.

Organizations also are struggling with the complexity of current data center network fabric designs, which require manual device-by-device configurations and limit the performance of bandwidth-intensive applications.
 
HP is addressing these challenges with a series of software-defined network (SDN) data center switches that deliver advanced automation capabilities and industry-leading scalability for bandwidth-intensive applications such as Hadoop.

The new offerings include the new HP FlexFabric 12900, which is the industry’s first OpenFlow-enabled core switch capable of scaling to meet the demands of increasing virtualized workloads.
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