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New HP 5400R Switch Series Delivers Resiliency and SDN

Sue Gillespie, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Sue GillespieHow’s your network holding up these days? Is it able to keep up with the onslaught of multi-media, big data, mobility and cloud applications? Do you seem to be providing more network services with fewer resources every year? Do you long for networks that are simpler, more agile, and cost less to operate? If so, keep reading about how our new HP 5400R Switch Series can help address those problems.


The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series is our next-generation modular switch specifically designed for enterprise edge as well as SMB and branch office core deployments. Based on our 5th generation HP Networking Provision ASIC, the 5400R:

  • Simplifies network management with unified, single policy across wired & wireless with IMC
  • Enables business continuity with redundant management, hitless failover & nonstop switching
  • Delivers future-proof SDN capability with OpenFlow 1.3 support & programmable ProVision ASIC
  • Consolidates services with integrated module: unified wireless, UC&C and virtualization
  • Removes hidden costs with license-free, fully featured software and HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0



With enterprise-class resiliency and unprecedented flexibility, scalability and ease of use, the HP 5400R Switch supports demanding network features such as hitless failover, power supply redundancy, QoS and security with full L3 features.   Robust virtualization with HP AllianceONE solutions and flexible connectivity including 10 Gigabit Ethernet and full PoE+, the 5400R requires no add-on software licensing and is SDN ready with OpenFlow support.


The modular 5400R is part of our HP FlexCampus portfolio and is available in 6 or 12 slot models. It has the flexibility to support both 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, up to 288 ports of full PoE+ and Advanced Services modules for support of unified wireless, UC&C and virtualization. Learn more about the 5400R in this video.


Software updates and HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 with 3 years of 24x7 phone support are included as part of the purchase price of these HP FlexCampus switches. So you don’t need to manage any complex licensing or pay anything extra! We believe that the 5400R demonstrates HP’s ability to provide innovative solutions that help you today and prepare you for tomorrow. What do you think? 


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What is to be of the 8212, being that the 5400r is now technically superior?

Hi Robert, The 8200 continues its position in the campus switching portfolio with a fully passive backplane and  module based redundant fabric.


We are happy to help you with any other questions you may have.

Alternatively you could check out the 8200 switch series on our website for additional information.


To Robert's point, what will happen to the 82xx switch? Is it going to be phased out with the introduction of the 54xxR? If not, I'd like to see a comparison of the 2 products that distiguishes/highlights the differences. The 82xx product page does little to address the differences between the products.


Also, you noted that th 82xx switch has a fully passive backplane, does that mean that switching fabic speed is not dependant on the backplane? If so, could the 82xx technically support 40/100GB modules?



Thanks for your question. The 8200 continues its place in the FlexCampus portfolio and offers redundant fabric modules which the 5400R does not. I cannot comment on end of sale announcements or future product planning.

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