Will deliver through partnerships with Accton Technology Corporation and Cumulus Networks
HP has unveiled a new line of open network switches for the data center that will provide Web scale organizations and service providers more flexibility and control of their data center networks to power cloud, mobile, social media and big data workloads.
HP’s new line of switches provides web scale customers with increased choice in open network environments and the ability to tune their data center networks to their requirements. The new network switches address customer needs with dedicated sales teams, choice of hardware and software, and branded switches that are backed by worldwide local support and services through HP Technology Services, enabling customers to streamline operations and reduce supply chain risk announced the press release. These new products are among the first in the industry in the emerging new category of branded white box switches, known as brite box switches.
“The complexity of Web-scale workloads and increasing customer demands for network services are challenging the scalability and agility of cloud data centers,” said Santanu Ghose, Director, Networking, HP India. “Today’s announcement underpins our commitment to accelerate the adoption of open networks and provide offerings optimized for web-scale deployments that enable faster time to service.”
HP will deliver these new network switches to Web scale data center customers through partnerships with Accton Technology Corporation and Cumulus Networks.
The HP-Accton Technology joint venture further strengthens the business relationship between the two companies and their efforts to provide disaggregated networking solutions that meet the business needs, networking features and cost requirements of next generation Web scale data centers. Accton Technology’s ability to develop and manufacture open networking switches with superior value, together with HP’s networking industry leadership and recognized consulting and global support capabilities, will deliver new high-density, easy to deploy and manage, cost-competitive brite box switch solutions to market.