Show 25 – “Omniscient Logic” – HP Networking Data centre

This week we are speaking with Lin Nease from HP Networking about the high end features, functions and capabilities of their products.

We talked a bit about the history of HP Networking and the convergence of the product lines (Procurve and 3Com).

The we talked about OpenFlow, a technology that I haven’t heard about before and it’s impact on very large networks.

http://www.openflowswitch.org/foswiki/bin/view/OpenFlow/Deployment/Vendor/HP

And here’s an OpenFlow whitepaper: http://www.openflowswitch.org/documents/openflow-wp-latest.pdf

Some interesting discussions around the future of storage networking on HP networks (hint: unexpected agreement on FC and FCoE and Storage needs).

And rounded it off with some speeds and feeds on the A-Series and that HP product will be 30% or more cost effective than an equivalent Cisco solution (and that’s a lot of money).

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