“ Applications are what will drive SDN technology into mainstream networking prominence. ”

Rohit Mehra

Vice president of network infrastructure, IDC

SDN Application Showcase

HP is proud to present the founding members of the HP SDN Ecosystem. Our partners all believe that SDN needs an open, inclusive ecosystem to meet the needs of users and applications; and many are already working on applications or services that will build upon the foundation provided by HP Networking’s open SDN platform.

HP SDN Ecosystem Alliances

Aastra
“ A great user experience is key a factor for Unified Communication & Collaboration adoption, and especially during HD video conferences. As video requires substantially more bandwidth and minimal latency, it is essential to implement dynamic bandwidth management capabilities in our solutions to ensure a good Quality of Service for the end-users using our BluStar UC &C solutions. ”

“ The SDN API of HP offers a very interesting possibility to dynamically interact with the network infrastructure in order to manage such high-demanding flows like HD video and document sharing. The combined solution of HP and Aastra BluStar UC&C solution will enable customers to benefit from natural communications and achieve significant productivity gains through enhanced collaboration. ”

Pierre-Alexandre Fuhrmann

Vice-president global R&D, Aastra

BlueCat
“ Software Defined Networking and Network Virtualization are key to addressing the dynamic and elastic demands driven by Cloud and Mobility. The visibility and control required over such environments cannot be obtained without BlueCat's IP Address Management and DNS/DHCP solutions. ”

“ We are excited to be part of HP's SDN Strategy and to deliver core Address Management and virtualized network services and security to enable HP's Customers and Partners to benefit from a highly dynamic, resilient and scalable network infrastructure that supports their Cloud and Mobility initiatives. ”

Michael Hyatt

Executive chairman, BlueCat

Citrix
“ The dynamic nature of cloud services and mobile applications require a new level of flexibility, scalability and security that goes beyond the capabilities of today’s datacenter. ”

“ We are working together to extend our long-standing collaboration by offering Citrix XenDesktop as part of the HP App Ecosystem in order to deliver on the promise of the software defined datacenter.” ”

Simon Hayes

Vice president of Strategic Alliances, Citrix

Ecode Networks
“ Our customers spend their hard earned resources on network design, configuration and management. ”

“ By joining the HPN open SDN ecosystem and automating our network, we are eliminating customer challenges while saving them much needed time and money. ”

Nimit Shishodia

CEO, Ecode Networks

F5 Networks
“ Enterprises and service providers are challenged with integrating disparate technologies into a comprehensive, efficient system ”

“ As IT looks to implement flexible resource models, organizations need solutions that can seamlessly extend application infrastructures alongside new data center topologies like SDN. With our previously announced integration with Intelligent Management Center (IMC), F5’s partnership with HP provides a path for customers to improve manageability while also strengthening network and application security—all while enabling fast, efficient, and more successful deployments. This program is a great opportunity to support the industry’s momentum around SDN with HP and other leading IT companies, with the aim of bringing compelling benefits to market. ”

Jim Ritchings

SVP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances Organization, F5 Networks

Infoblox
“ Infoblox is dedicated to helping organizations better understand, automate, and control their networks, and we believe software-defined networking (SDN) will make it possible to build powerful new tools for coping with ever-increasing network complexity. ”

“ We're excited about the HP SDN Ecosystem because it gives Infoblox a broad platform to share the open-source contributions we've been making to FlowForwarding.org, including the Loom control plane, the LINC switch and the Tapestry application for measuring network complexity. ”

Stuart Bailey

Founder and chief technology officer, Infoblox

INFRANICS
“ The Sysmaster:QoE provides valuable network information, but it takes hours or days to analyze insight. ”

“ HP's SDN Ecosystem can provide simple and reliable solutions for the network that are interoperable with Infranics. ”

Song Young Sun

President and CEO, INFRANICS

Intel
“ SDN-based infrastructure will reduce service provisioning from weeks to minutes compared to traditional approaches. The ability to react to a customer’s network needs at cloud speed, translates into significant CapEx and OpEx savings. ”

“ HP is a leading ecosystem partner for Intel's ONP server and switch reference design. Intel is excited to collaborate with HP ProLiant Server and HP Networking solutions to enable customers to consolidate networking workloads, reduce deployment costs and increase service velocity ”

Rose Schooler

VP, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group
GM, Communications & Storage Infrastructure Group
Intel Corporation

Lync
“ Applications and infrastructure have been separate entities for some time, adding cost, complexity, and delay to businesses’ networking bottom line. ”

“ Software-defined networking (SDN) solutions from HP and Microsoft Lync cooperate in real-time to adjust network performance in order to deliver a great Lync communication experience for end users. ”

Giovanni Mezgec

General manager of Lync Product Marketing, Microsoft

MIMOS
“ As the National R&D Centre of Malaysia, MIMOS is pleased to be the first HP Software Defined Networking (SDN) Beta Partner in Malaysia. ”

“ This collaboration with HP will enrich MIMOS Cloud Computing solutions with more choices, speed, and agility to create custom applications and new capabilities. The SDN Ecosystem will gear us into the direction of SDN development & ultimate solution. ”

Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah

President and CEO, MIMOS, Malaysia

PwC
“ The IT Industry is challenged with the increasing need to virtualize and automate the management of its technology to enable relevant business services. As an advisor for our client's top IT decision makers, our SDN strategy is to develop solutions that support our client’s business outcomes through technology. As a result, we are pleased to be part of HP’s SDN ecosystem. ”

Jerry Lewis

Principal, PwC

Qosmos
“ Developers of new solutions based on SDN and NFV need best-of-breed products to build service-aware networks. ”

“ Together, HP and Qosmos provide the perfect combination in the form of Deep Packet Inspection and network intelligence technology. ”

Thibaut Bechetoille

CEO, Qosmos

Radware
“ IT organizations and service providers struggle to reduce operational costs and turn their value-added services into center of profits and costs savings. ”

“ By collaborating with HP on SDN our joint customers can easily align application delivery and security services with application needs using the programmability nature of the network, thus turning the network into an agile resource that better serves the dynamic behavior of the application infrastructure. ”

Avi Chesla

Chief technology officer, Radware

Real Status
“ With the software defined and virtual nature of modern networks visibility is being lost causing reduced understanding. ”

“ By collaborating with HP on a federated networking solution, we will help our joint customers gain visibility, understanding and control across their entire IT estate thus reducing downtime and allowing quicker, better decisions. ”

Stace Hipperson

CTO, Real Status

Riverbed
“ As customers move to deploy software-defined networks and data centers, they need an application delivery infrastructure that can easily support the dynamic, flexible, and scalable networking models enabled in this new paradigm ”

“ With Stingray, a software application delivery controller (ADC) natively architected for software-defined environments and deployable through an industry first ADC-as-a-Service model, Riverbed and HP will offer customers a hyper-elastic ADC platform to support critical application-level services that can adapt to dynamic workload changes. ”

Jeff Pancottine

Senior vice president and general manager, Stingray

RMIT
“ RMIT ITS believes the development of SDN to address networking problems crucial as it will free organizations from deploying large and expensive security and network function devices such as proxy servers, and allow smaller or even custom services to be leveraged on an as needs basis rather than a typical inline configuration. ”

“ RMIT ITS has strategic ties with HP Networking and plans to leverage resources available from the HP SDN Ecosystem during their SDN projects. ”

Ben O’Neill

Deputy director, RMIT ITS

SAP
“ SAP and HP each share a commitment of building vibrant and customer-centric ecosystems for partners who build, sell and service our respective world-class solutions. ”

“ With its focus on open standards and providing robust tools and services to help partners develop applications, the HP SDN continues this great tradition and SAP is delighted to support this important launch. ”

Kevin Chew

GVP, MCaaS and technology alliances, SAP

ShoreTel
“ ShoreTel believes in the benefits of open standards and the expansion of capabilities through innovations such as software-defined networking (SDN). We are already participating with HP to enable our customers to implement open-standards based solutions with industry leading total cost of ownership while preparing to build the foundation of a SDN. ”

“ SDN will continue to underscore HP Networking's compelling value proposition and provide HP and ShoreTel the ability to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to manage Unified Communications and Network Infrastructure for customers globally. ”

Chris Burgy

Vice President GTM Strategy/Planning, Business Development & Alliances, ShoreTel, Inc.

Tallac Networks
“ SDN holds great opportunity to reshape and simplify both Campus and Data Center networks. To harness this potential IT professionals need to change their mindset and apply their experience to create tailored solutions that were previously unimaginable. ”

“ By collaborating with HP on the SDN Ecosystem Alliance Program, we will enable our joint enterprise customers to accelerate the deployment of innovative solutions into their network. ”

Bill Johnson

CEO, Tallac Networks

Tech Mahindra
“ The growing pressure on networks from increased data consumption and demand for better user experience is governing the loyalties of consumers. Lack of predictability in the networks results in variance in utilization of network infrastructure, further increasing the burden on Network Providers. ”

“ HP’s SDN solution suite integrated with Tech Mahindra’s SDN applications is geared towards solving these key challenges and increasing revenue per bit through data traffic prioritization, application awareness in the networks and guaranteed QoS. ”

Mahesh Nagaraj

Senior Vice President, Product Engineering, Tech Mahindra Limited

Versatile
“ To effectively support our clients who need their network engineers to both manage a multi-vendor network environment and be nimble in responding to changes in their business environment, we needed a cost-effective solution offering. ”

“ Our collaboration with HP on a SDN solution is enabling our clients’ to have more control over network traffic flow than ever before; with a price tag they appreciate. ”

Kevin Meany

CTO and founder, Versatile

VMware
“ Network virtualization enables a new operational model for networking that can help data center operators achieve better agility and improved economics. ”

“ As a part of our ongoing partnership with HP, we are collaborating to federate the VMware NSX network virtualization platform with the HP Virtual Application Networks SDN Controller to create the HP-VMware networking solution. This federated networking solution will provide customers with an integrated approach to automating their physical and virtual network infrastructure, empowering them with faster network provisioning, flexible workload placement and mobility, and reduced complexity. ”

Hatem Naguib

Vice president, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware

Websense
“ The continuously morphing cyber threat landscape is challenging information security and causing business disruption at a rate we haven’t seen before. ”

“ By partnering with HP, Websense will deliver our industry-leading Websense® TRITON® security solutions as agile, scalable services in software defined networks – protecting enterprises and considerably reducing operational costs. ”

Russ Dietz

CTO, Websense