Brad Casemore makes that case that HP is not telling us enough about it’s OpenFlow technology. HP has been a major contributor to several initiatives, including QoS code for OpenFlow v1.1 and the first vendor to offer OpenFlow support on it’s network switches.
Yet, HP is not necessarily getting the recognition it deserves for these contributions. Where is the next phase of this announcing partnerships, deployments and strategic commitment to SDN ? It’s not visible to me and I’m hoping for something soon too.
HP could start by telling us what it plans to do on the controller front. Does its strategy involve taking a wait-and-see attitude, working with the likes of Big Switch Networks? Does HP have a controller of its own in the works? As an august publication once trumpeted in a long-ago advertising campaign, inquiring minds want to know.