Monday, September 30, 2013

HP Builds an SDN Ecosystem

HP is building an enterprise-class SDN open ecosystem with the upcoming release of an HP SDN Developer Kit (coming November 2013) and followed by an HP SDN App Store (opening first half of 2014).  The company said it goal is to create new business opportunities for partners while providing a simple way for customers to purchase and deploy network services.

The HP SDN Developer Kit provides developers the essential tools to create, test and validate SDN applications, leveraging HP’s SDN infrastructure and full complement of support services. The SDK supports HP VAN SDN controller with API documentation, developer guide and sample code.

Current SDN ecosystem partners registered for the HP SDN Developer Kit include Aastra, Blue Coat Systems, BlueCat, Citrix Systems, Ecode Networks, F5, Infoblox, Infranics, Intel, KT Cloud, Microsoft, MIMOS, Mitel, NTT, PwC, Qosmos, Radware, Real Status, Riverbed, RMIT University, ShoreTel Inc., Samsung, SAP, Tech Mahindra, VMware, Versatile and Websense.

The planned HP SDN App Store will let customers browse, search, purchase and directly download SDN applications onto their Virtual Application Networks SDN controller, creating a new business model for how network services are purchased and implemented.  The SDN App Store will include applications developed by HP, applications jointly-developed with partners, and partner-certified and community-created applications.

“With SDN the networking industry has an opportunity to disruptively innovate and is now primed for a monumental leap forward,” said Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager, Networking, HP. “HP has created the industry’s most comprehensive SDN product portfolio as well as an open SDN ecosystem, which offers an environment for enterprises and partners to rapidly tune the network to their business and application needs.”

To complement this open SDN ecosystem, HP has added OpenFlow support to 10 new routers in the HP FlexNetwork portfolio, including the HP MSR2000, 3000, 4000 and HP Virtual Services Router (VSR) Series routers. These additions build on the existing OpenFlow enabled portfolio of 50 switches, representing more than 25 million installed ports. View the full list of partners on the HP SDN Ecosystem Partners web page.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1495044#.UkpHL4blZ8H

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