I generally try to avoid oversharing when it comes to my thoughts about presentations, but I have to mention that after sitting down with Glue Networks and their “SDN” presentation, it was truly a breath of fresh air to hear from HP. They went into some details on how they demonstrated the capabilities of their SDN platform. They purposely stretched their network out the limits of what they thought was possible.
On top of that, they spent some time talking about the launch of the very first SDN application ecosystem to market. I have to say, this is a fantastic idea and I’m glad that they brought it to fruition. Not only will the App Store help customers understand the real value behind SDN, as well as discover specific network applications that could help solve problems they’re facing today.
Take a few minutes to listen to Chris Young and Jeff Enters from HP give a fantastic white boarding session on the architecture behind the network they brought to Interop and the specific challenges of building it. Checkout http://hp.com/go/sdn for more info.
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