Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HP Intros Distributed Cloud Networking for Multi Data Centers

HP introduced a new Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN) solution based on SDN and aimed at clouds spanning multiple data centers.

DCN is especially aimed at accelerating communication service providers' (CSP) journey to Network 
Function Virtualization (NFV) by optimizing network resources, increasing agility and 
speeding time-to-market through dynamic, service-driven configuration.  The idea is to enable network administrators to control the distributed networking environment from one central location, whether the 
organization incorporates private, public or hybrid data centers. 

Key elements include:

  • HP Virtualized Service Directory, refines service design and integrates with customer service policies. This allows for seamless management of users, compute and network resources.
  • HP Distributed Services Controller, serves as the control plane of the data center network. Through controller federation, network administrators have a centralized control of their network, regardless of how many data centers are being managed, allowing scalability, resiliency and consistency of network implementation.
  • HP Distributed Virtual Routing and Switching, based on Open vSwitch, serves as a virtual endpoint for network services allowing for changes in the compute environment to be immediately detected, thereby triggering the right network connectivity to ensure the needs of applications are met. 
“Customers are looking for ways to upgrade their networks to better focus on building business and incorporating new technologies that adapt to rapidly changing demands,” said Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager, Servers and Networking, HP. “Distributed Cloud Networking allows customers to seamlessly work across their distributed environment, removing the need to manually reconfigure the network and offering a more efficient infrastructure at reduced costs.” 

HP Technology Services offers solution level support with its Datacenter Care program. To help customers manage risk, HP Trusted Network Transformation spans strategy, assessment, design, deployment, customized support, management of change, and complete lifecycle program management across all transformational elements.

The DCN solution is immediately available worldwide with a starting price of $65,585 for a single instance and will also be offered for enhanced virtual networking as part of the previously announced HP OpenNFV program.


The announcement was made at SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany.