HP intros virtual networks for cloud

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: HP announced Virtual Application Networks, a new cloud functionality across its FlexNetwork architecture.


Virtual Application Networks provide a virtualized view of a network — abstracted from the physical equipment — that transforms a rigid physical enterprise network into a programmable, multitenant and application-aware virtual network, says the company in a release.

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Virtual Application Networks actively leverage elements of Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies, including OpenFlow, which is available on multiple HP Networking switch families that were pioneered by HP with key industry partners.


“In the cloud era, clients need to be able to deploy applications on the fly to any device and any user accessing the network from anywhere with guaranteed quality of service levels,” said Sanjay Jotshi, director, HP Networking, HP India. “Today, only HP is positioned to provide clients with a completely virtualized network from the data center to the end user, managed by a single platform that is capable of deploying new applications within minutes.”

Virtual Application Networks tap into the intelligence found directly in server, storage and network hardware to automate provisioning and configuration tasks, while optimizing performance.

HP has introduced new functionality for HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC). HP IMC is a single-pane-of-glass management and virtualization platform that spans the HP FlexNetwork architecture.

HP IMC Virtual Application Networks Manager Module is planned to be available this spring with a list price of $9,995. The VMware plug-in is available with the module at no additional cost.

HP IMC Extended APIs are planned to be available this spring with a list price of $9,995.