Interview of HP’s Saar Gillai on SDN

During HP Discover 2012, I've been asking various HP divisions on the plans HP has for an OpenFlow controller.  The reason?  For the last 18 months, I've noticed that every HP event mentions SDN and OpenFlow.  Why?  Just adding support for a technology is not a big deal.  One, maybe two announcements, and you are done.  Why so much talk about it?  Surely this means that HP has big plans for it. The answer I get back is, "What would you do with one today?".  Well, nothing, TODAY.  The enterprise doesn't really have a need for it yet.  But th...
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OpenFlow Overview and Videos

OpenFlow has really gotten the buzz over the last 12-18 months. More and more companies and customers are not only getting bit by the bug, but they are loving it. For me, I am VERY interested in it. On the up-side, you can do unique things with the network, that has never been done before...Solving challenges that used to be botchy hacks and tweaks to current protocol configurations.  Perhaps the disadvantage is, it can create un-necessary complexity if not carefully thought out. It captures my 3 most greatest passions: Networking: Routing, switching, load-balancing… Everything t...
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