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HP and NEC join forces for SDN-enabled networking

HP and NEC join forces for SDN-enabled networking 

The new solutions will enable businesses to take advantage of what HP has dubbed the New Style of IT, which encompasses social, mobile, cloud, and big data. Together, the companies will also build ecosystems of vendors that deliver applications based on open standards.

“With the most widely deployed SDN-enabled infrastructure, HP is committed to providing customers worldwide with innovative solutions based on open standards,” said Bethany Mayer, SVP and GM, HP Networking. “By aligning our expertise and ensuring interoperability, HP and NEC will continue to lead the market through continual technical advancements and flexible networking infrastructure that empowers customers to protect and grow their current and future investments.”

Both companies have been working toward ensuring interoperability between the HP SDN-Ready OpenFlow switches and the NEC SDN controller. NEC has also started to port the NEC Virtual Tenant Network (VTN) application to interoperate with the HP SDN controller. With this, customers using HP Networking-based infrastructure will reap the benefits of NEC VTN.

Combined with servers and storage, the new solutions will enable customers to build an integrated, flexible ICT infrastructure to better meet frequent requests for changes.

“NEC is a pioneer in commercializing SDN in the global market. It is vital for NEC to accelerate technical innovation and maximize customers’ investment efficiencies,” said Shinichi Shoji, EVP, NEC Corporation. “Building on our successful collaborations since 1995, NEC and HP are extending their alliance to include SDN, and providing innovative next-generation ICT infrastructure.”

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