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Flexibility Is the Key To Survival! Adapt to Change With the HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series!

By Lauren McAndrews, Channel Product Marketing, HP Networking


Lauren McAndrews.pngFor your enterprise, flexibility is key in order to adapt to market requirements. If you and your business are not flexible, it will be difficult to change and grow in order to take advantage of new opportunities. But how can your business ensure this flexibility to change and grow?
This is where the HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series comes in, also known as the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Killer. If your network infrastructure is flexible, it is much easier to seize new market opportunities.

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A REAL SDN Ecosystem

By Jacob Rapp, HP Networking Global Marketing Leader, HP Networking


Jacob Rapp.pngWith Cisco’s recent announcement…or rather re-launch….of their DevNet developer ecosystem, it got me thinking of what a “real” SDN ecosystem should look like.

If at first you don’t succeed, call it DevNet — Cisco is putting “lipstick on a pig.” The Register remarks, “Cisco has picked up a lipstick-gloss in one hand and a pig in the other by re-launching its developer program to have another shot at attracting third party coders to its platforms.” Cisco DevNet isn’t new; the only difference from 2009 to 2014 is REST-based APIs and a Cisco-only sandbox.

Best Practices for Managing Wireless Networks

By Juliano Forti, Global Product Line Manager, HP Networking


Juliano Forti.pngAs the World Cup comes to a close in Brazil, we explore the best practices needed to sustain the networks needed as fans share their once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Unlocking the full potential of your network!

By John Gray, Data Center Marketing Lead, HP Networking


John Gray.pngRecently I came across a NetworkWorld article that referenced a Cisco configuration guide that detailed “3 steps” for migrating from a Catalyst 6500 to a Nexus 9000/ACI network.


This type of standard migration methodology has been used for years in the IT industry. Without sounding too boastful I should point out that that HP’s IT organization used this type of process four years ago when they migrated away from a Cisco network to a better performing, more reliable and lower cost HP network!

Get time back in your day with HP Cloud-Managed Networking

By Martine Velkeniers, Global Product Marketing, HP Networking


Martine Velkeniers.pngI have a gift for you! It's time! Time back in your day. If you manage IT in a small and midsize business (SMB)—particularly one that has multiple branches—getting the time back that you have to spend provisioning and troubleshooting multiple distributed sites would be blessing. Well, I’m happy to report that HP has developed a way to get that time back using HP Cloud-Managed Networking.

What do the 2014 World Cup and wireless networking have in common?

By Dragana Beara, Sr. UC&C and Mobility Marketing Manager, HP Networking


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The answer to the question above is “both make fans happy”. HP has played a major role in ensuring that the 2014 World Cup goes off without a hitch. For the fans that gather at Brazil’s state of the art stadiums specially designed and built for this event, it is the soccer outcomes that should most affect their levels of happiness and we at HP intend to keep it that way. Our goal is to ensure that they are not frustrated with anything that hinders their ability to communicate and share their memories with loved ones, in real time.

HP Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access, 2014

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


Steve Brar.pngGartner released its 2014 Wired and Wireless LAN Access Layer Magic Quadrant and I am happy to report that HP Networking is positioned in the leader’s quadrant for the third consecutive year. 


This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from HP.

HP Networking WLAN Powers Brazil’s Curitiba Stadium for the World Cup 2014

By Mary Gabra, Manager, Sales Enablement, HP Networking


Mary Gabra.jpgHP Networking provides the WiFi access to the fans watching the 2014 World Cup games at the Curitiba stadium, commonly referred to as Arena da Baixada. Curitiba is one of Brazil’s most modern and best-appointed stadiums. Four matches were hosted at this stadium during June with the attendance recorded at a maximum capacity of 42,000 people per match..

Resiliency and redundancy: key differentiators making the HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series revolutionary!

By Marc Gourvenec, Channel Product Marketing, HP Networking


Marc Gourvenec.pngWhat type of soccer player would you recruit for your World Cup Team?
An older player nearing the point of retirement also struggling with an injury? Or a talented younger player new to the team who is eager to perform for his team and showcase his skills for the global stage?


The same can be said when comparing the Cisco Catalyst 4500E to the HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series.

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