HP has introduced a portfolio of OpenFlow-enabled switches, spaning 16 models and includes the HP 3500, 5400 and 8200 series switches. HP also plans to expand support for OpenFlow across all switches in the HP FlexNetwork architecture this year.
OpenFlow is an emerging network virtualization technology that provides customers flexibility and control to configure their networking environments to their specifications.
Customers and partners can now access a free upgrade to HP’s OpenFlow-enabled software for their HP switches here.
HP is a founding member of the Open Networking Foundation. HP Labs – the company’s central research arm – has been developing programmable networks since 2008, and has published research on evolving OpenFlow technology for broader deployment by enterprises.