HP and NEC will increase delivery of SDN-ready networking solutions and software based on open standards to enterprise customers.
By combining these offerings with servers and storage, customers can build an integrated ICT infrastructure that flexibly responds to unpredictable changes and frequent requests for changes, said HP.
In a statement, HP said they are working with industry-standards organizations to show continued commitment to a standards-based SDN solution. HP and NEC will build ecosystems of application vendors providing business and network applications based on products that utilize open standards to implement SDN, which in turn allows for dynamic control of the network.
HP and NEC have been working to ensure interoperability between HP SDN-Ready OpenFlow switches and the NEC SDN controller, which enables a dynamically controlled network infrastructure.
With virtualization and automation technology becoming increasingly important to the network, NEC has started work to port the NEC Virtual Tenant Network (VTN) application to interoperate with the HP SDN controller and to include the application in the HP SDN App Store. This will extend the benefits of the NEC VTN application to customers with an existing HP Networking–based infrastructure.