HP, NEC Partner on Open Standards Networking Solutions
As part of the joint effort, the partnership will increase global delivery of SDN-ready networking solutions and software based on open standards.Networking and IT integration specialist NEC and technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced they are collaborating on the integration of advanced technology and leveraging open standards, to develop software-defined networking (SDN) enabled networking solutions to their enterprise customers. The collaboration will work to deliver the infrastructure and open standards-based SDN solutions taking into consideration current and emerging industry trends such as social media, mobility, cloud computing and big data. For example, HP and NEC have been working to ensure interoperability between HP SDN-Ready OpenFlow switches and the NEC SDN controller, which enables a dynamically controlled network infrastructure. "With the most widely deployed SDN-enabled infrastructure, HP is committed to providing customers worldwide with innovative solutions based on open standards," Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of HP’s networking division, said in a statement. "By aligning our expertise and ensuring interoperability, HP and NEC will continue to lead the market through continual technical advancements and flexible networking infrastructure that empowers customers to protect and grow their current and future investments."
In addition, NEC has started work to port the NEC Virtual Tenant Network (VTN) application to interoperate with the HP SDN controller and to include the application in the HP SDN App Store.