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Why the big buzz around Software-defined Networking?

johncummings

There’s big news out of VMworld in San Francisco today, with the announcement of the general availability of the HP-VMware networking solution as both a standalone and as part of HP Converged Systems. The solution, which federates HP’s VAN SDN controller with VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform, is a huge step forward for Software-defined Networking (SDN). You can learn more about the HP-VMware Networking solution here. (IMPORTANT UPDATE 9.19.14: Watch this blog for more big SDN announcements from HP coming up just in time for Interop New York, Sept. 29–Oct 3. Come and chat with our networking experts in booth No. 121 at the event.)

 

If you’re still unsure why there’s such big industry buzz around SDN or what it can do for your organization, here’s a great place to start learning about the technology. Take a look at the video below from Yanick Pouffary, HP Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist for Network Services, to learn why enterprise networks, plagued with bottlenecks and over-provisioning, are at a turning point:

 

 

 

For a deeper look at SDN’s promise, the benefits of programmability, and how to get started on the SDN journey, check out Yanick’s interview with SDR News broadcaster Andy McCaskey

 

 

You can learn more about HP’s approach to SDN and how it brings automation and simplicity to networking here.

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