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HP Networking FlexFabric awarded two top honors!

John Gray, Data Center Marketing Lead, HP Networking


John GrayRecently named “Champion” in The Info-Tech Data Center Networking Vendor Landscape report for the category of Data Center Networking—HP outperformed Cisco and was positioned in the upper right quadrant of the “Leading Product” axis.  Info-Tech cited our SDN App Store, Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) and our Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI) as key strengths that elevated our HP networking above the competition.




HPSDNHistory.PNGHP was the only vendor to obtain both the Champion and Trend Setter Award for services powered by our “Exemplary Performance” around Data Center fabric programmability, (Check out our HP IMC VAN Fabric Manager) network virtualization and our innovative SDN vision and execution.


This Info-Tech Research is designed for enterprises seeking assistance on selecting a data center network solution driven by the need for data center refreshes, new data center build outs or private cloud/hybrid virtualized infrastructure projects.


HP FlexFabric 12900 wins Network Innovation Award


jg_2.pngIn an ever expanding “VIRTUAL” world, organizations still need to evaluate, design and deploy PHYSICAL hardware to enable virtualization.  As a result Ethernet network switches are a core building block in the data center that customers rely on to power highly virtualized, software-defined network fabrics.


HP's FlexFabric 12900 series core switch was selected in December 2013 as SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award winner. This award was based on the FlexFabric’s lossless Clos architecture, support for industry standard TRILL along with support for OpenFlow 1.3.  This offers a clear migration path for organizations wanting to take advantage of software defined networking (SDN) programmability and SDN applications (without the need for a forklift upgrade).  The FlexFabric 12900 joins a growing number HP Networking (over 60 switches and routers, representing over 25 million ports) that are SDN enabled - ensuring that customers’ investments are protected.


This diagram illustrates a high level HPN FlexFabric use case with the HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Seriesdeployed in the data center core, enabling a software defined data center network fabric.




To learn more about the 12900 read the full SearchNetworking article wriiten by Jessica Scarpati;             Network Innovation Award - HP FlexFabric 12900: Standards-based support for TRILL protocol, SDN

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In early 19 century, there was no protocol for processing the financial transactions, to process any financial transaction it takes a lot of time or even days. The traditional approach of TCP was very complex.

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Well done HP and about time to ! good growth for Extreme as well ! after years of being on the sideline the recent aquisition has made a significant difference ! more needed !

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