To improve performance by flattening the network architecture from three tiers to two or one tier
HP has added new featuers to its FlexNetwork architecture aimed to increase the performance of virtualised and cloud environments while simplifying network complexity and management.
The company said that to increase delivery of applications and services through virtualisation and cloud computing, HP has enhanced server connectivity, switching, management, security and services under the HP FlexNetwork architecture.
The HP FlexNetwork architecture is the company’s unified networking approach across the data center, campus and branch. It is also part of HP VirtualSystem.
The company said that the enhanced offering delivers better performance by flattening the network architecture from three tiers to two or one tier.
The company also said that based on the HP FlexNetwork architecture, HP FlexFabric offerings for data centres include HP Virtual Connect, as well as HP 5800 and 12500 series switches, which eliminate unnecessary network layers.
The company claimed that HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC 5.1) is the industry’s first single pane-of-glass network management platform that manages both virtual and physical environments across heterogenous networks.
The company also announced that HP TippingPoint and VMware are codeveloping next-generation security offerings that deliver pervasive security in the cloud with unified management and automated scanning for identifying and blocking potential threats.