Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) overcomes the limitations of legacy spanning tree designs by providing rapid failover for delay-sensitive, mission-critical applications and dramatically improving network utilization and performance in the network core.

IRF is an innovative HP switch platform virtualization technology that allows customers to dramatically simplify the design and operations of their data center and campus Ethernet networks.

  • Virtualizes switching platforms to dramatically simplify the design and operations of the network fabric.
  • Flatten networks by eliminating the need for a dedicated aggregation layer.
  • Provide more direct, higher capacity connections between users and network resources.

“We used to have a lot of small switches in a multi-tier environment. Now we have large switches from HP where two switches that are clustered as if they are one — increasing flexibility, simplifying management and increasing capacity.”

Janjoris van der Lei
CEO, Datacenter Oostkamp