Hewlett-Packard continued to stake its claim in the burgeoning SDN space at Interop 2013 with the introduction of its FlexFabric line of switches and routers.
HP's FlexFabric family includes the FlexFabric 12900 core and OpenFlow-enabled switch series optimized for virtualized workloads; the HP FlexFabric 5900 switch, which comes in both a physical or virtual model; and the FlexFabric 11908 aggregation switch, which HP is positioning as the industry's first aggregation switch to be support the OpenFlow protocol.
HP's Virtualized Services Router is also part of the new lineup. VSR is a routing technology that leverages software-based Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to accelerate the delivery of services on a virtual machine. The new VSR also can be used to extend enterprise routing policies to the cloud, HP said.