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Displaying articles for: May 2014

The Current State of Network Security and Next-Generation Firewalls

By Albert Qian, Marketing Associate, HP Networking


Albert Qian.pngWith the release of the 2014 Cyberthreat Defense and the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, we’re getting a better picture of the evolving networking, cyber-security, and data intrusion landscape. With corporations facing numerous security breaches and dealing with adopting bring your own device (BYOD) policies, there’s definitely a lot to talk about, as well as a ripening for innovation.

Infonetics Research: HP is Best Positioned to Take on Cisco

By Sue Gillespie, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Sue Gillespie.pngInfonetics Research’s report titled “Data Center and Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey” provides insight on IT decision makers opinions about switch vendors, factors considered during product evaluation, and deployment plans.

Perfection misdirection: SDN is still open and ACI is still closed

By Sarwar Raza, Director for Cloud and SDN, Advanced Technology Group, HP Networking


Sarwar Raza.pngKnock knock! … Who’s there? … Usurped! … Usurped who? … Usurped SDN!


That’s a bad joke, I admit.  But so is the recent hijacking of Software Defined Networking (SDN), the best chance of open standards adoption that networking has seen in a long time.  Software’s been coming at enterprise management for a while.  Some, like HP, saw the opportunity.  Our Virtual Applications Network is proof.  Some, like Cisco, saw it as a threat.




Important Update, 1.27.15: Cisco has been talking up its SDN products at its event in Milan today, but I'm not hearing anything new; and nothing has really changed in the underlying issues of lack of true openness in Cisco’s approach. Follow us on #SwitchtoHP and #HPNetworking to keep up with the latest on HP’s open SDN innovations.




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Cisco's sour notes on SDN

By Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Newsha Sharifzadeh.jpgIt’s hard to deny that Cisco has been acting pretty high-handed in the Software-defined Networking space. Nobody who’s been following the SDN discussion can have missed Cisco’s constant sour notes, insisting that hardware still has to play into this.


Hardware is important, but it has to be based on open standards and interoperability ...

Tags: SDN
Labels: HP VAN SDN

Game On! A Global Gaming Company Chooses HP over Cisco

By Mary Gabra, Sales Enablement Manager, HP Networking 


Mary Gabra.jpgNew marquee customers continue to select HP Networking for their data center infrastructure. These large organizations see the value HP offers for their network. Simplicity, security and agility are benefits that HP brings to customers.

Networking - The Fabric of your enterprise

By John Gray, Data Center Lead, HP Networking


John Gray.pngHP announced the unveiling of a new brand for our cloud computing portfolio called HP Helion on May 7th. This comprehensive portfolio of OpenStack® based cloud products and services enables organizations to build, manage and consume workloads in hybrid IT environments.

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Open Innovation for Enterprise Grade Solutions – SDN the HP way

By Sarwar Raza, Director for Cloud and SDN, Advanced Technology Group, HP Networking


Sarwar Raza.pngHP’s vision for open networking can be traced back to its foundational work advancing and implementing the Openflow standard. Since that time, we have been leading the charge on open, standards based, and interoperable solutions. HP’s leadership in Openstack, where it is one of the largest committers, is a prime example of our commitment to open solutions and open communities of developers and users.

Simplifying user access by unifying your network and access strategy

By Gladys Alegre-Kimura, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Gladys Alegre Kimura.jpgThese days it’s uncommon to encounter someone, even in a work environment, without some kind of mobile device. You might even be reading this blog on a mobile device, maybe even on your own personal device. This rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the workplace, often employees owned, has changed the way we work. We expect to be connected and mobile—no matter where we are, on whichever device we have at hand that can meet the task.

Good things do come in small packages—especially when it pertains to IT!

By Kevin Secino, AMS Regional Mobility and SMB Product Line Manager, HP Networking


Kevin Secino.jpgThis small device might not look like much, but it certainly packs a punch when looking at the solutions flexible connectivity choices. Let’s touch upon the timing of the launch of this device. Just in time for the educational market buying season, this solution is ideal for any average size room.



HP placed in Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking

By John Gray, Data Center Marketing Lead, HP Networking


John Gray.pngGartner just published their 2014 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure. This comprehensive report focuses on how data center networking requirements have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations in virtualized data centers. The report highlights how vendors are meeting the emerging requirements of data center architects.

Top issues to consider when implementing a wireless local area network (WLAN)

By Martine Velkeniers, Global Product Marketing, HP Networking


Martine Velkeniers.pngWe’ve seen a lot of changes to the ways in which technology is used as mobile technology has taken off.  Today, mobile devices are simply everywhere. For the most part the transition to this new reality has felt seamless—you have a device and you’re just accustomed to being able to use it whenever and wherever you want to—at home or Wi-Fi hot spots.

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