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Displaying articles for: March 2014

SDN Innovation to Simplify Networks

By, Lauren McAndrews, HP Networking


Software Defined Networking (SDN) is here, and it is the next big thing to hit the technological market!

According to SDNCentral, the SDN market is expected to grow to $35 billion by 2018. (To see their projected SDN market reach click here.)  Companies are quickly preparing to implement Software Defined Networking as a key ingredient for a successful business strategy.


The Proof is in the SDN Applications

By Stacey King, HP Global SDN Alliances Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Stacey King.pngAccording to Rohit Mehra, VP of Network Infrastructure at IDC, “Applications are what will drive SDN technology into mainstream networking prominence.”   Plus, Nick Watson, our VP of HP Networking in EMEA, in his recent blog post cited “Openness” as a key priority from the head of fixed and mobile networks of a major Telco.  I think it is safe to say that you cannot successfully have one without the other. 

Do you know the potential and value of your network?

Introducing HP’s cloud-managed & SDN-enabled unified wired-wireless networks


By Kash Shaikh, Global Marketing Leader, HP Networking  


Kash Shaikh.pngTired of network as a cost center? Imagine the potential to create new business models and revenue generating opportunities with your wireless network. Let me tell you how and what is enabling this with the announcement we made today.


At HP, we look at innovation differently. Our strategy is to deliver outcomes for our customers such as yourselves that are specific to your segment. Our innovations can deliver the outcomes today while providing investment protection with a future-proof, open standards-based solution that can take you on the journey to monetize the network based on our vision.

HP is what’s happening at Interop 2014

By Chris Young, Consulting Technical Marketing Engineer, HP Networking


Chris Young.pngIt’s that time of the year again where all the vendors come together in Las Vegas to show off their latest products and make big news. HP Networking will be front and center at the show with several  important announcements and we wanted to make sure you knew where and when to find us.

Labels: Interop

HP 2920 Switch Series For PoE+ and 10GBASE-T

By Sue Gillespie, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Sue Gillespie.pngAre you looking for a cost-effective, scalable and future-proof solution for your campus or branch network? Do you want the flexibility to add 10GBASE-T when you need it?  Are demands on your PoE ports growing fast?  Are you wondering if you should be planning for software defined networking?  Do you want to lower your network TCO with a lifetime warranty that includes 3 years of 24x7 phone support?  Would you like to simplify your life with no software licensing requirements?

Business resilience with HP IRF Ethernet Fabric

By Ahmad Zamer, Sr. Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Ahmed Zamer.pngData center fabrics are essential for enterprise resilience and readiness for cloud computing to enable reliable and timely customer support. 

When deploying new data centers, look for field tested fabrics that deliver enterprise benefits, including simplified deployment and management, higher performance and agile, reliable infrastructure. 

Maximizing re-invention opportunities for skilled staff when transforming networks!

By Nick Watson, Vice President EMEA Enterprise Group, HP Networking


Nick Watson.pngOne of the more animated discussions you can have with an IT leader deals with the topic of organizational change; especially as IT departments align with the new style of IT, that in turn demand new or different skill-sets. I have seen a number instances referencing “Builder to Broker” as the changes needed by the CIO in terms of leading their teams through a transition from everything being integrated by in-house IT, or by a third party on their behalf, where an outsource is in place.

The industry’s first east-west federated solution

HP-VMware Networking Solution


By Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Newsha Sharifzadeh.pngIn the next couple of weeks we will be covering a series of blogs covering Network Virtualization and what HP is doing in this area. First I’d like to talk about my experience last week at VMware Partner Exchange event. 


The Power of Two: NFV + SDN

Three ways Software-define Networking helps Network Functions Virtualization


Yue Chen.pngBy Yue Chen, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, HP Networking


At Mobile World Congress last week, the HP OpenNFV program got a lot of attention. Visitors packed the HP booth. Many savvy execs and architects from network operators and system integrators were asking a very intriguing question, “What do I get if I deploy NFV and SDN together?”

“I want standards and I want them now!” In IT Speak Want Equates to Need

By Nick Watson, Vice President EMEA Enterprise Group, HP Networking


Nick Watson.png“Openness” this is what the head of fixed and mobile networks of a major Telco said he wanted when I had the opportunity to meet with him last week at Mobile World Congress.  For me, this is a massive vote of confidence in the drive to Open Standards, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN), OpenFlow, OpenStack and, in fact, all the things we at HP are proposing!



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