Adds connectivity and design options for ProCurve 8200 and 5400 ethernet switch portfolio
HP has expanded its networking portfolio with new ProCurve offerings integrated with BladeSystem infrastructure. The new offerings include the HP ProCurve 6120 series designed to leverage BladeSystem infrastructure and an expansion of the ProCurve 8200 and 5400 ethernet switch portfolio.
According to HP, the 10Gb ProCurve 6120XG Blade Switch is designed for virtual machines and high-performance applications. When combined with the ProCurve Data Center Connection Manager, it delivers automated network connection management and provisioning. It is a Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) ready, enabling integration of ethernet and fibre channel networks in the future.
To simplify the transition from 1Gb to 10Gb, the new HP ProCurve 6120G/XG Blade Switch integrates a mix of legacy network equipment in the data centre, the company said.
The company has extended its connectivity and design options for the 8200 and 5400 switch families to address mission-critical local area network (LAN) access, midsize LAN and data centre networking.
The new offerings also expand ProCurve’s unified networking approach by using common architecture, security and management tools across the portfolio.
Marius Haas, senior vice president and general manager of HP ProCurve, said: “Virtual sprawl has been an ongoing challenge for customers, adding unnecessary complexity and management costs that take valuable resources away from business innovation. By delivering a converged solution that is easier to manage, higher performing and reduces costs, HP is eliminating these challenges, allowing customers to focus their efforts on growing the business, today and in the future.”
The company also issued a firmware upgrade to HP Virtual Connect that allows users to change bandwidth on the fly to respond to fluctuations in application requirements.
In addition, the company is also enhancing its Adaptive Infrastructure Maturity Model (AIMM) for both end-users and channel partners. It includes tools that help customers improve return on investment by providing the information needed to make informed technology purchase and operational decisions, the company said.