HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches
HP today announced a portfolio of OpenFlow-enabled switches, designed to simplify network management while meeting bandwidth, performance and budget needs.The portfolio spans 16 models and includes the HP 3500, 5400 and 8200 series switches. Additionally, HP plans to expand support for OpenFlow across all switches in the HP FlexNetwork architecture this year, making HP the only major networking vendor to offer a complete portfolio of OpenFlow-enabled solutions. Deploying its standard enables enterprises to significantly reduce the complexity of network devices and automate tasks using simplified network management. By reducing the time it takes to make changes to the network, OpenFlow allows IT staff to better respond to changing needs in real time.