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HP refreshes data center core and aggregation with SDN switches

Jim Duffy | May 2, 2013
Bringing together the physical and software defined networks

For management, HP's new software includes two applications for its Intelligent Management Center system: Virtual Application Network Resource Automation Manager and IMC SDN Manager.

VAN Resource Manager is a policy-based network automation tool for application service profiles. It is intended to improve service deployment and provisioning accuracy for faster service rollout. HP says it provides policy-driven resource management from access to core.

HP SDN Manager provides configuration, monitoring and policy management for SDN switches and controllers. It provides performance management of SDN controllers, is a single application that can govern both traditional and software-defined networks, the company says.

HP also rolled out three new services to aid customers in deploying virtualized data center and cloud networks. They include IT-to-business network transformation, IPv6 roadmap and data center network troubleshooting services.

HP FlexFabric 12900 switches are expected to be available in October. HP says pricing will be available at that time. The 11908 switch is expected to be available worldwide in June at a starting price of $83,000.

Virtual switch 5900v is expected to be available in October. Pricing will be available at that time. The HSR 6800 router series is available now at a starting price of $46,000.

The Virtualized Services Router series is expected to be available in the second half of 2013. Pricing will be available at that time.

Virtual Application Network Resource Automation Manager and SDN Manager are expected to be available in December 2013. Pricing will be made available at that time, HP says.

 

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