Displaying articles for: 06-17-2012 - 06-23-2012
Last week at Cisco Live, Cisco unveiled their new Software Defined Network strategy. I’ve had an opportunity to review their public materials, and my reaction is mixed. I was encouraged to see that they recognize the need for programmability at multiple layers. Similar to HP’s approach with Virtual Application Networks launched earlier this year, they call out orchestration, network services, control and forwarding planes and transport layer. It’s good that they have come to a parallel conclusion that network programmability isn’t solely about one technology, it’s about the ecosystem. But now I’m confused. Let me explain. . .
A hub of higher education, Boston metro area is home to 80+ colleges and universities. These range from two year programs to medical school. You are probably familiar with top tier schools like Harvard, MIT, and Boston College. But did you know that there are some lesser-known institutions that do an outstanding job of transforming learning through the use of technology?
By HP Networking customer Diego Circelli, Network Architect, Massey University, New Zealand
Early last year Massey University undertook a major project to refresh its network infrastructure. The primary objective was to increase network bandwidth and reliability in order to support increasing demands from current and planned services. The open RFP process concluded with the selection of HP switches for the project, as a result of their comprehensive feature set across all switch families and significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to other vendors.
By Mary Gabra, Manager, Market and Competitive Intelligence, HP Networking
Gartner just published a new magic quadrant report titled “Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure” which effectively replaces two reports that were previously published: the Campus LAN and WLAN magic quadrant reports. This magic quadrant reflects enterprises requirements today that demand unification at the edge driven by the explosive growth of IT consumerization. Gartner best summarizes the key message in this research in its opening paragraph of the report by stating that: “Connectivity at the edge of an enterprise network is more than just a wired or wireless LAN infrastructure. Enterprises must choose infrastructure vendors that support network services, including security and management, and can integrate wired and wireless networking products.” So, the question is: which of these vendors can really deliver? HP is one of the few vendors that can. This is evidenced by HP’s placement in the leaders’ quadrant of this new magic quadrant report.
Your small- and midsize-business network is as important as your car. You need it up and running without fail. You need it secure and you need it to support your employees’ and customers’ needs, regardless of how they’re using the network. So who should you entrust with your network design, deployment and maintenance? If you’re a small business, entrust your network only to skilled network consultants with up-to-date certifications. If you’re a midsize business with IT staff, it makes sense to send your staff for training so they know how best to use your network investments to the best of their advantage. The HP ExpertONE certification program is designed with your needs in mind. Here’s how.