The HP 12500 Switch series comprises a family of modular next-generation switching platform that delivers the scalablity and performance needed in the data center.
  • Advanced architecture: midplane, CLOS
  • 13.32 Tb switching capacity
  • High-density 10 GbE access with 288 1:1, 576 4:1
  • 40/100 GbE ready
  • Redundant switching fabric, power supply, fan tray

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The HP 7500 Series of modular core switches is the new generation of multilayer switches that meet the evolving needs of integrated services networks.
  • Versatile, high-performance modular switches
  • Enterprise LAN core, aggregation, and edge
  • Extensive switching and routing, IPv6, MPLS
  • Added functionality with service modules
  • Robust network and service virtualization

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HP 5800 switches offer an unmatched combination of Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet port density, high-availability architecture, and full Layer 2 and Layer 3 dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 capabilities.
  • For enterprise core, distribution, data center
  • Flex-Chassis with modular resiliency
  • Support up to 84 ports
  • OAA module for flexible deployment
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, fans

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The HP 9500 Switch Series are modular switches that form a next-generation data center/large campus core switching platform. Data center, large campus, enterprise LANs, MANs
  • Modular routing switch, IPv6, MPLS
  • Future-proof architecture
  • Added functionality with service modules
  • Robust network and service virtualization

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The HP 5820 Switch Series are advanced flex-chassis switches that deliver a unique combination of unmatched 10 Gigabit Ethernet port density, high-availability architecture, and full Layer 2 and Layer 3 dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support.
  • For enterprise core, distribution, data center
  • Up to 24 ports 10 GbE per unit / 194 per stack
  • Flex chassis—modular resiliency
  • Cut-through switching for very low latency
  • Hot-swappable I/O, power supplies, and fans

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Inserted transparently into the network, the HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System is an in-line security device that performs high-performance, deep packet inspection to protect customer networks from attack.
  • Industry-proven proactive network security
  • Up-to-date and broad IPS protection
  • Industry-leading security research teamDVLabs
  • Minimized overall security costs and complexity
  • Security compliance best practices

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Inserted transparently into the network, the HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) N-series is an in-line security device that performs high-performance deep packet inspection to protect customer networks and data centers from attack.
  • Industry-proven proactive network security
  • Up-to-date and broad IPS protection
  • Industry-leading security research teamDVLabs
  • Minimized overall security costs and complexity
  • Security compliance best practices

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HP IMC IPSec VPN Manager Software Module provides a total VPN solution to construct an IPSec VPN network, effectively monitor operation and performance of the VPN network and quickly locate device faults for full IPSec VPN life-cycle management.

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HP Service Operation Manager (SOM) provides full lifecycle support for IT operations and management (O&M). SOM focuses on the O&M flow to control, measure, and audit network changes, fault identification, and recovery.
  • Real-time and accurate CMDB
  • Complete service operation flow management
  • Integration with alarming
  • Integration with configuration center
  • Centralized knowledge base

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The HP Networking DCM Controller is a software appliance designed to formalize the workflow process between network and server IT teams for application provisioning, as well as to help organizations control costs by providing policy-based automation of networking and server resources in the data center.
  • Automated policy-based provisioning
  • Formalizes data center workflow activities
  • Virtualization-compatible policies
  • Eases troubleshooting and compliance in a virtualized environment

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HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Endpoint Admission Defense (EAD) minimizes network exposure by integrating security policy management and endpoint posture assessment to identify and isolate risks at the network edge.
  • Enforces posture compliance
  • Fully integrates all functions
  • Reduces infection risk of network terminal
  • Automatically blocks suspicious traffic
  • Protects sensitive data

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HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Enterprise Edition is a stand-alone, comprehensive management platform for delivering next generation, integrated, modular network management capabilities.
  • Highly flexible, scalable deployment models
  • Powerful administration control
  • Rich resource management
  • Detailed performance monitoring and management
  • Flexible centralized reporting

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HP IMC Network Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Software Module is a graphical network monitoring tool that provides network administrators with real-time information about users and applications consuming network bandwidth.
  • Real-time monitoring of database space
  • Automatic generation of four types of reports
  • Uses instruments embedded in switches/routers
  • Support for sFlow, NetFlow, and NetStream
  • Granular insight of applications, users, and ports

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HP IMC Quality of Service Manager (QoSM) Software enhances visibility and control over QoS configurations on network devices.
  • Traffic classification in QoS policy
  • Flexible deployment scheme for QoS policies
  • Broadcast and multicast support
  • Automatic topology discovery
  • Bandwidth-sharing fairness among stations

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HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Standard Edition is the next-generation management software for unified resource, device, and user management. Additional node licenses can be purchased to extend the node limit of IMC.
  • Highly flexible and scalable deployment
  • Powerful administration control
  • Rich resource management
  • Detailed performance monitoring and management
  • Flexible centralized reporting

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The HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) User Access Management (UAM) Software Module supports user identity authentication based on access policies associated with infrastructure resources such as routers, switches, and servers.
  • One central database of users/available services
  • Advanced reporting capabilities
  • Directory of network-attached devices/endpoints
  • Supports 802.1X/EAP/PAP/CHAP/MS-CHAP/MS-CHAPv2
  • Access to LDAP-compliant directory services

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Many enterprises are facing security threats from their internal networks. Auditing the online behavior of internal users is an effective way to find and solve such security threats.
  • Distributed architecture
  • Audit template customization
  • Export and audit of log files
  • Flexible filter strategy configuration
  • Intelligent data storage space management

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The HP IMC Voice Services Manager (VSM) Software Module supports integrated voice communications, and provides resource and service management for HP voice infrastructures and IP phones.
  • Single pane of management and service quality
  • Quality of service (QoS) managed as a service
  • Available, automated remote notification
  • Visibility of performance statistics
  • Tools, functionality during IP telephony lifecycle

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HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Wireless Services Manager (WSM) provides unified management of wired and wireless networks, adding network management functions into existing wired network management systems.
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  • Illegal detection and disposal
  • Unified wired and wireless device management
  • Range of topology management modes
  • Low maintenance costs and low TCO

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High-performance WAN services routers deliver robust routing, security, switching, and modular WAN/LAN for large-scale data center and campus WAN networks.
  • High-performance services with up to 420 Mpps forwarding and 2 Tbps switching capacity
  • Multicore, distributed processing architecture
  • Comprehensive routing, switching, and security
  • High-density WAN connections
  • Carrier-class resiliency

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"The convergence of cloud computing and mobile connectivity is changing the way infrastructures are built, applications are developed and information is delivered,” said Bill Veghte, chief strategy officer and executive vice president, Software, HP. “HP Converged Cloud enables enterprises to incorporate a blend of public, private and managed cloud services with their existing IT to create a seamless hybrid environment that rapidly adapts to their changing requirements."

Enabling next-generation data centers

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What you need to know about data center switching and packet buffering

Tuesday October 23, 2012

Steve Chalmers, HP Networking Advanced Technology Group, and Ahmad Zamer, HP Networking Global Product Marketing

The traditional, inflexible, and hierarchical model of separately provisioned and maintained server, storage, and network resources constrains organizations from cost-effectively providing on-demand support for applications and meeting unprecedented service levels. Conducting business with the agility required by the more dynamic nature of highly virtualized data center environments necessitates adopting new networking technologies that streamline delivery methods and contain costs.

The HP approach to networking is focused on driving innovation that reduces complexity, delivers breakthrough economic benefits, and empowers customers to deploy the network as a business enabler. The HP Converged Infrastructure blueprint and FlexFabric technology enable the predictable performance, high availability, and comprehensive management needed to support large-scale virtualization and convergence implementations, and a spectrum of IT deployment models–including cloud computing, web hosting, and managed services.

Flatten the network with Intelligent Resilient Framework

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.

By deploying IRF in conjunction with highly-scalable 12500 switches in the core and 5830 GbE and 5820 10 GbE series switches in the access layer - IT can completely eliminate the requirement for a dedicated aggr egation layer as they scale-out data centers, and enjoy the benefits of large Layer 2 domains with increased network uptime and simplified management.

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.

HP Networking IRF infographic

5 Generations of simplicity

HP Virtual Connect, the industry's leading interconnect solution for virtualization/VM, celebrates exceeding 5 million ports shipped, and announces availability of Virtual Connect Firmware v3.30 with new innovations to further simplify customers' transition to Cloud computing. Virtual Connect is one of the cornerstones of the HP FlexFabric Architecture.

Since its introduction, HP Virtual Connect, the world's first wire-once technology, has revolutionized the way virtualized servers are connected to networks. HP appreciates the tremendous customer enthusiasm for Virtual Connect, as we pass the important milestone of 5 million ports. The rapid adoption of Virtual Connect shows how customers are embracing the exceptional value.

As customers' needs change with transition to Cloud Computing, Virtual Connect continues to innovate more customer value into our product. We're announcing general availability of Virtual Connect Firmware v3.30, delivering improved management and core networking capabilities that simplifies, integrates and provides a unique foundation for automating server and network connectivity.

See how HP Virtual Connect simplifies connectivity to your networking and storage.

HP Virtual Connect infographic

HP TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework (SVF)


Security for Virtual and Cloud Environments

The HP TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework (SVF) is designed to provide IT personnel a single consolidated, yet flexible solution for extending the HP TippingPoint N-Series Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), powered by DVLabs Security Threat Intelligence and Research, into the virtualized data center.

HP TippingPoint SVF provides purpose-built solutions that are integrated with VMware and designed to enable the HP TippingPoint N-Series IPS to enforce full data center firewall segmentation and IPS inspection between trust zones for physical hosts of trust zones for physical hosts, virtual machines (VMs), and even mobile VMs. SVF also provides network/security teams with real-time visibility and control of virtual environments by:

  • Mapping out virtual/physical network paths
  • Providing configuration of security policies by VM and/or zone
  • Assigning of automatic trust zone for new or un-trusted workloads
  • Automatic security policy configuration for VMs in motion

HP TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework provides industry-leading network security solutions for securing physical, virtual and cloud data centers.

HP Networking security infographic

Intelligent Management Center (IMC)

End Swivel Chair Management

The HP FlexNetwork architecture unifies the network with a common management layer. This eliminates the complexity of multiple management systems with single-pane-of-glass management across the HP FlexNetwork architecture.

HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) unifies physical and virtual network management and helps IT overcome the challenges of administering the new virtual server edge.

The solution provides a unified view into the virtual and physical network infrastructure to help accelerate application and service delivery, simplify operations and boosts network availability.

The HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) unifies physical and virtual network management and helps IT overcome the challenges of administering increasingly virtualized data centers.

HP Networking IMC infographic