By Rebecca Humphress, HP Networking Global Product Marketing
I was reading an article about Polycom’s social video software application that is currently shipping with the newest HP webcams and started thinking about how video is becoming more of an everyday technology. This new Polycom technology allows users to access various contact lists and conduct video chats. That means I can video chat to anyone at anytime across a variety of applications that I use to connect to my friends. It also allows up to three participants meaning that I could talk with my cousin in Australia and my husband traveling on business at the same time in order to get everyone’s agreement on our next get together. It’s a great way to keep connected as well as quickly close on group decisions. But, I could only imagine if your network connection was not robust enough to handle this traffic. Images might become corrupted or the audio might cut in and out making it hard to understand what the final agreement was.
Putting the HP 3800 Switch Series to the test
For business environments, a similar solution could be used and this is where having switches like the HP 3800 Switch Series in campus access would be beneficial. Imagine if a video conference was happening in a campus environment where management needed to finalize a strategic plan. If there were major glitches in their video collaboration, incorrect conclusions could occur causing additional work or wrong direction. This isn’t the only new application happening in business environments. The number of applications and network services organizations have to deploy, accommodate and manage continues to grow daily. With the 3800 Switch series, clients are supported with Gig to the desktop/laptop and 10G up to the core. Running Gigabit from the desktop and 10G to the core, allows applications that require uninterrupted transmission, such as a streaming media video applications, to get the bandwidth they need to perform as expected.
The HP 3800 Switch Series does not just bring Gigabit speed to the desktop, it also has the performance to handle applications without latency issues. According to performance testing conducted by Tolly, the HP 3800 Switch Series delivers up to 76% and 48% less latency than Cisco and Juniper equivalents, respectively (see image below). Switch latency could mean the difference between smooth video and choppy video.
With the speed and low-latency performance of the 3800 Switch Series, you should feel confident that your applications will run smoothly at all times. Check out the HP 3800 Switch Series website to learn more about this series as well as the full performance testing completed by Tolly. Then let me know what you think about the 3800 Switch Series.
Also, be sure to watch the HP 3800 Switch Series video product tour which includes additional benefits of HP’s wired and wireless switch families and explains some of the new technologies that the HP 3800 Switch Series has to offer.
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