by October 15, 2013 0 comments

Hewlett Packard (HP) has unveiled the first-of-its-kind enterprise-class software-defined networking (SDN) open ecosystem with the HP SDN Developer Kit (SDK) and the HP SDN App Store.

Legacy network rollout typically requires months of extensive ‘human middleware’ and customization, delaying potential application deployment while limiting agility. SDN promises to automate network operations; however closed, proprietary SDN technologies inhibit innovation, prevent interoperability and limit creation of a marketplace, the company note states. 

The HP SDN Developer Kit provides developers the essential tools to create, test and validate SDN applications, leveraging HP’s SDN infrastructure and full complement of support services. The HP SDN App Store lets customers browse, search, purchase and directly download SDN applications onto their Virtual Application Networks SDN controller, creating a new business model for how network services are purchased and implemented.

“With SDN the networking industry has an opportunity to disruptively innovate and is now primed for a monumental leap forward,” said Prakash Krishnamoorthy, country manager, HP Networking India. “HP has created the industry’s most comprehensive SDN product portfolio as well as an open SDN ecosystem, which offers an environment for enterprises and partners to rapidly tune the network to their business and application needs.”

Current SDN ecosystem partners registered for the HP SDN Developer Kit include Aastra, Blue Coat Systems, BlueCat, Citrix Systems, Ecode Networks, F5, Infoblox, Infranics, Intel, Microsoft, MIMOS, PwC, Qosmos, Radware, Real Status, Riverbed, RMIT University, ShoreTel Inc., SAP, Tech Mahindra, VMware, Versatile and Websense.

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