As companies embrace cloud and mobility, manual network configuration has proven time and resource intensive, as well as error prone. Network virtualization offers a centralized control plane, but does not automate configuration and provisioning of physical network devices.
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"Networks must be agile enough to enable the adoption of cloud and mobility while ensuring continuity," said
Automating physical and virtual infrastructure
A typical cloud data center network may require 10,000 provisions per day, each requiring at least 20 network command line changes. These 200,000 command line changes would require 3,333 man hours to complete, assuming 1 minute per command.(3) The HP-VMware networking solution promises to eliminate manual configuration of both the physical and virtual data center networks through interoperable automated orchestration of policies. It also will create a single view of the network -- both physical and virtual.
The HP Virtual Application Networks SDN Controller also will include support for VMware Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) management protocol. This enables HP FlexFabric switches to participate in the automated provisioning of the virtual network, which will be delivered by VMware NSX network virtualization platform.
"Customers are adopting network virtualization to gain the necessary agility needed to realize the promise of virtualized and cloud data centers. To be successful, IT organizations need solutions to deliver common management of services and operations across the physical and virtual domains," said
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