HP open standard infrastructure

Built upon our core strategy which is based on open standards, HP provides open standards underlay and overlay technologies such as OpenFlow and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN).

OpenFlow

OpenFlow is a standard communication protocol defined by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) The protocol provides access and communication between the control and infrastructure layers of Software-defined Network (SDN).

  • Simplifies network management and programming of the network devices
  • Allows for dynamic change in the traffic flow
  • Enables the network to be more responsive to business needs
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Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN )

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN ) is an encapsulation protocol for running virtual networks across the network.

  • Enables you to move to software-defined data center
  • Allows for multi-tenancy at scale
  • Provides investment protection since VXLAN runs on standard switching hardware

HP FlexFabric 5930AF Switch Series

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“OpenFlow allows direct access to and manipulation of the forwarding plane of network devices such as switches and routers, both physical and virtual (hypervisor-based).“

Open Networking Foundation

Innovations for advanced software-defined networking leadership

Solutions for HP Virtual Application Networks

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Production-ready SDN with OpenFlow 1.3

OpenFlow is the industry’s only standards-based protocol to implement SDN. HP delivers production-ready SDN with OpenFlow 1.3

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Software-defined networking and network virtualization

Unifying the virtual overlay and physical underlay

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Next-Generation Enterprise LANs

Unifying Networking and SDN

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Nick Lippis report on SDN

HP Networking is poised to capitalize on Software-defined Networking (SDN).

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Empower your network with HP SDN solution

Build your network around your business

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Communities

No SDN, No Cloud? Yes! And no additional hardware tax for SDN network virtualization!

No SDN, No Cloud? Yes! And no additional hardware tax for SDN network virtualization!
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Posted June 9 by Kash Shaikh, Global Marketing Leader, HP Networking
HP's new Open Source Cloud networking solution and much more

HP's new Open Source Cloud networking solution and much more
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Posted May 14 by By Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking
Don't Get All Caught Up In The Assumptions Surrounding Network Overlay

Don't Get All Caught Up In The Assumptions Surrounding Network Overlay
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Posted June 3 by By Jeffrey Lim, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager-Data Center, HP Networking
Open Innovation for Enterprise Grade Solutions – SDN the HP way

Open Innovation for Enterprise Grade Solutions – SDN the HP way
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Posted May 12 by Sarwar Raza, Director, Cloud and SDN, Advanced Technology Group, HP Networking
How Do You Evaluate an SDN Controller?

HP Networking SDN solution wins the 2014 NetEvents cloud innovation award!
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Posted April 01 by Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager