HP ProCurve Rolls Out New 10/100 Switches
HP is taking aim at Cisco with the rollout of four new 10/100 Ethernet based switches, which HP says can provide customers with the benefits of a single software platform from which to manage every tier of switch in their networks.
Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve networking division on Monday took a swipe at rival Cisco with the rollout of four new 10/100-based switches touted to simplify overall management from core to the edge.
The new offerings reside in HP ProCurve's 3500 family of form-factor switches, accommodating customers with 10/100 Ethernet networks, while providing them with the benefits of a single software platform from which to manage every tier of switch in their network, core to edge, according to Sreeram Krishnamachari, HP ProCurve technical product marketing manager.
"Even though the industry is moving to Gigabit Ethernet, there is still a big installed base for 10/100," Krishnamachari said. "But these customers, despite the difference in throughput, want the same software and security as enterprise-class. They want the management features, but not the Gigabit throughput in all deployments."