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Increasing network virtualization and flexibility for HP BladeSystem-based converged data centers

RobertHartman ‎07-21-2014 04:30 PM - edited ‎09-30-2015 07:05 AM

Traditional networks are often complex, rigid and somewhat difficult to manage. With increased virtualization, new applications and businesses demanding more out of their infrastructures, IT managers need greater flexibility from their networks. For network administrators managing converged blade data centers, blade networking solutions deliver the flexibility and feature-rich capabilities while working seamlessly with the network.


As infrastructures evolve towards increasing functionality and flexibility to support new demands, blade networking delivers robust operation, is network virtualization ready and drives infrastructure performance up for improved end-to-end efficiency.


The HP 6125XLG Ethernet blade is a high performance L2/L3 switch that enables the HP BladeSystem c7000 with switching at the data center edge. Operating at 10 and 40GbE, the 6125XLG delivers performance that supports higher bandwidth applications with low latency, and is designed to enable virtual and cloud deployments as well as midrange HPC applications. Robust operation is delivered via HP’s resilient Comware v7 operating system which shares most of the features as other HP Networking switches including the recently introduced 5900CP switches. Users familiar with basic Comware CLI operation can easily configure and operate the 6125XLG switch.


The 6125XLG features extensive scalability up to HP Networking workgroup and core switches using Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF), a switch stacking architecture approach that offers simplified, scalable and automated connectivity for virtualized compute, storage and cloud services through a common fabric.




The HP 6125XLG switch has raised the bar again with new feature-rich capabilities in the latest release update. This latest release provides advanced networking features including SDN/OpenFlow for networking virtualization, FCoE/Fibre Channel Forwarding capability (FCF), and MPLS/VPLS support, which as a whole, enable dynamic flexibility for customers to now expand, scale out and reduce complexity in their converged data centers. With full integration into HP’s SDN Ecosystem, customers can plan, configure and optimize their network for improved data center agility and future-proof their investment.


With the increased capabilities of the HP 6125XLG Ethernet blade switch, customers can be assured with capable networking solutions for HP BladeSystem, enabling end-to-end operation with the core and access network switches, as well as implementing a scalable approach to support business growth and demands.

Learn more here about the HP 6125XLG Ethernet blade for the HP BladeSystem c7000.


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20 years of marketing experience in semiconductors, networking and servers. Focused on HP BladeSystem networking supporting Virtual Connect, interconnects and network adapters.

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