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The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Killer. The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series has arrived.

By Steve Brar, Manager, Global Product Marketing, HP Networking


Steve Brar.pngYes, it is true. We will have to plead guilty in this case. HP has just introduced the new HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series which is being touted as a Cisco Catalyst 4500E killer. It is packed with innovations to help our customers modernize and migrate their campus network infrastructures from aging Cisco networks while providing investment protection for our existing customers.



ShoreTel, with HP, Makes the Switchboard in the Cloud a Reality

Guest blog by Paul Foucher, Senior Manager, ShoreTel


Paul Foucher.pngShoreTel was pleased to exhibit at HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas last week—the latest in In a number of joint customer engagement events scheduled in 2014. Whether its ShoreTel’s on-premises solutions virtualized on HP’s server technology, or our cloud-based ShoreTel Sky service running on HP’s carrier grade networking infrastructure, or a combination of both, the net result is a win-win for all.

5 Considerações Inteligentes (Intelligent Considerations) for High Density Networks

By Juliano Forti, Global Product Line Manager, HP Networking


Juliano Forti.pngThe World Cup is in full swing as group play moves into Week 3. With High Density networks leading the way, let’s explore some best practices to give match attendees the best experience possible.

Maximizing Microsoft Lync with HP’s Network Optimizer SDN Application

By Jeff Bachus, Global Product Marketing, HP Networking


Jeff Bachus.pngWhen you deployed Microsoft Lync, did you disable some of the higher-level functions because you didn't feel your network could cope with the increased volumes and strict performance demands needed to support real-time communications traffic? Or are you still hesitant to upgrade to Lync Enterprise Voice because you don’t feel confident in your ability to manage and proactively monitor this type of communications with high SLA commitments? 

Customer Commitment, Lower TCO & Interoperability with Cisco Seals Deal with Large European Bank

By Mary Gabra, Sales Enablement Manager, HP Networking 


Mary Gabra.jpgGaining the trust of financial services customers is a great proof point that reinforces HP Networking’s ability to support critical business environments. In the past, financial services were primarily thought to fall in the Cisco domain. However, with HP Networking’s open standards based portfolio, commitment to the customer and trusted partnership, HP Networking (HPN) helped secure a solid relationship with a global bank.

Networking 101 for Small and Growing Businesses

65919-20140623.jpgBy TerryAnn Fitzgerald, SMB Solutions Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Some SMBs see technology as a challenge.  Some see developments such as mobility, social media, and cloud computing leveling the playing field for businesses.  Either way, creating the righ network is crucial for successful business expansion and cost savings.  You need to know how to create a network that can keep pace with our business growth and what to look for in networking technology.  Read this blog to find out how you can learn more about hte nuts and bolts of networking.

HP connects attendees to the world during the Copa Do Mundo Brasil 2014!

By Juliano Forti, Global Product Line Manager, HP Networking


Juliano Forti.pngBem-vindo – that’s “welcome” in Portuguese – to the 20th edition of the World Cup! With pride, I am very excited that the World Cup is hosted in Brazil, my home country, the capitol of the Futebol.

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Campus wireless deployment

By Rob Kobiske, Technical Operations Specialist, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point


HP Networking had an opportunity to talk with Rob Kobiske, Technical Operations Specialist at University of Wisconsin, about the recent wireless deployment at the Stevens Point campus. Rob’s job responsibilities include managing the UWSP internal network as well as the wireless network.

New HP 5400R Switch Series Delivers Resiliency and SDN

Sue Gillespie, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Sue Gillespie.pngHow’s your network holding up these days? Is it able to keep up with the onslaught of multi-media, big data, mobility and cloud applications? Do you seem to be providing more network services with fewer resources every year? Do you long for networks that are simpler, more agile, and cost less to operate? If so, keep reading about how our new HP 5400R Switch Series can help address those problems.

HP's new Open Source Cloud networking solution and much more

By Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


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Today, we are faced with a highly dynamic and unpredictable demand for computer, networking, and storage to deliver innovations. We need to have resources available on-demand and delays are not acceptable.


To fulfill this always on-demand service, we look at the cloud for business agility and efficiency that will ultimately drive revenue. However, legacy networks cannot answer the growing needs of cloud, security, big data, and mobility. 

No SDN, No Cloud? Yes! And no additional hardware tax for SDN network virtualization!

By Kash Shaikh, Global Marketing Leader, HP Networking


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Mark Fabbi, Vice President and lead author of Gartner's data center networking Magic Quadrant, recently said a reactive vendor isn't a leader”. In a related article published by TechTarget ,“Magic Quadrant criticizes Cisco data center architecture”, news director Shamus McGillicuddy provides a bit more context around this statement. 


We couldn’t agree more. We announced our complete SDN strategy almost 2 years back and we have been leading and consistently delivering on this strategy to take you on a journey that doesn’t require forklift upgrades, please see my SDN strategy announcement blog from 2012.

Is your Network Ready for Microsoft Lync?

By Dragana Beara, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, HP Networking Global Marketing


Dragana Beara.pngMicrosoft Lync is all the rage these days. Businesses of every size and industry are turning to Lync to improve collaboration and productivity. But it is not just enough to implement Lync and expect the ROI and other business benefits to follow. The key to achieving the promise of UC lies in user adoption.

The State of Network Security & Next-Generation Firewalls—Continued

By Albert Qian, Marketing Associate, HP Networking


Albert Qian.pngWith Cyber threats becoming more common and IT professionals needing to replace their current software, what should their priorities be? Let’s explore.

Don’t Get All Caught Up In The Assumptions Surrounding Network Overlay

By Jeffrey Lim, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager-Data Center, HP Networking


Jeffrey Lim.pngIt’s hard to miss the flood of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud related marketing announcements being released. While many are enamored with the promise of virtualized networks, we tend to miss the important part of the network when we’re looking at all of the marketing induced glitz—which is the underlay.

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