Friday, June 5, 2015

HP to Resell ALU's IP+Optical for DCI

Alcatel-Lucent and HP are expanding their long-running alliance to now deliver enterprise data center networking, data replication and new storage architectures connected with IP and optical backbones.

The solutions, which are offered as part of the HP Complete Program in the Americas and EMEA, include Alcatel-Lucent’s IP edge platform, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) family of optical products.

The companies said the combination of the 1830 PSS optical platform with the HP 3PAR Remote Copy software can deliver synchronous replication over fiber up to 130 kilometers with encryption to reduce business risk. This solution further expands the HP and Alcatel-Lucent collaboration in Data Center solutions, after the recent launch of HP Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN) platform, which leverages the Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) from Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture.