HP open network switches offer 68% cut in operating cost

Enterprise IT vendor HP has added new open network switches for the data center — promising 68 percent reduction in operating costs.

The main benefit is that web scale customers will have more choice in open network environments and can tune their data center networks to their needs.

The new network switches address customer needs with dedicated sales teams, choice of hardware and software, and branded switches that are backed by local support and services through HP Technology Services.

The new switch offers lower total cost of ownership due to using standards based hardware and streamlined software that reduce acquisition and operating costs by up to 68 percent.

HP has tied up with Accton Technology and Cumulus Networks to deliver new network switches to Web scale data center customers.

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Accton Technology’s ability to develop and manufacture open networking switches, together with HP’s networking industry leadership will deliver new brite box switch solutions to market, said HP.

With Cumulus Linux networking OS as part of the new HP-branded network switches, customers can leverage the expanding configuration, management and orchestration tools available through open source and commercial Linux communities to develop cloud data center environments.

HP is introducing two open network switches that enable 10G/40G spine and 10G leaf data center deployments. Both switches will be available with Cumulus Linux OS and offer zero-touch OS installation using an open network install environment loader.

In the second half of 2015, HP will expand the line to include 25G/50G/100G switches for higher performance Web scale data centers and 1G switches to address unique customer needs.

HP will expand the hardware and OS software choices to meet emerging customer needs. The expanded offerings will enhance customers’ ability to customize their networking infrastructure to meet the specific applications and workload needs.

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