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Simple and scalable VMware virtualization for your branch office

on ‎12-17-2013 12:54 AM

By Sue Gillespie, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


sg.pngAre you looking to simplify your branch network?  Did you know that you can combine switching, computing, virtualization, unified wireless, storage and management all in just one switch?  Designed for simple deployment and use with the HP 5400 and 8200 Switch Series, the new HP Advanced Services v2 zl module earns hero status at branch offices which often have few to no local IT resources.


First of all, the SDN-ready 5400 and 8200 switches are modular switches with maximum port flexibility to meet what your environment needs today and tomorrow.  They support 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-T and SFP+), Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet with fiber and copper, as well as PoE+.  Unified wired and wireless is supported with the MSM765 zl Premium Mobility Controller.  And along with most of HP’s FlexCampus portfolio, these switches include Lifetime Warranty 2.0 which gives you 3 years 24x7 phone support as part of the purchase price.  Unbeatable value, huh?


The new HP Advanced Services v2 zl modules provide an open platform to host applications and simplify application deployments, centralize management and reduce IT costs in campus and branch environments.  These modules run virtual VMware compatible software applications on top of a VMware vSphere hypervisor enabling a solution that combines switching, virtualization, storage, and management. Designed for increased flexibility and scalability, these modules offer the choice of a 1 TB hard disk drive or 800 GB solid state drive.




J9857A HP Advanced Services v2 zl Module with HDD (Hard Disk Drive)

J9858A HP Advanced Services v2 zl Module with SSD (Solid State Drive)


Modular “pay as you grow” switches




The 5400 and 8200 Switch Series offer unprecedented flexibility, performance and use of use for small and medium businesses and enterprise edge deployments. The 8200 offers High Availability with redundant fabrics & management.  Highlights include:

  • High density up to 96 10 GbE & 288 1GbE ports with or w/o PoE+
  • Right size fit with 6  & 12-slot chassis for deployment flexibility
  • Ultra-Low 2.1us latency for enhanced performance
  • 10GBASE-T and SFP+ modules for 10 GbE solutions
  • Unified wired and wireless with MSM765 zl Premium Mobility Controller
  • AllianceOne virtualization & services modules for extended capabilities
  • Single pane of glass management with HP Intelligent Management Center
  • Lower TCO with no software licenses and Lifetime Warranty 2.0 which includes 3 years of 24x7 phone support
  • SDN ready with OpenFlow support


For more information


To learn more, about the HP 5400 Switch series, visit

To learn more about the HP 8200 Switch Series, visit


Learn about Software-defined Networking and OpenFlow 

Learn about the HP FlexCampus Network Solution

Learn about the HP FlexBranch Network Solution


Also, see the HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 for details on warranty coverage.


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