This reduces the number of configuration steps and potential errors through the router's command line interface, HP says, and can scale to more than 30,000 sites.
Speed is also behind a major upgrade to HP's 10500 campus core switch. The 10500 can now support up to 576 wire-speed 10G Ethernet ports and 48 40G Ethernet ports in a single 12-slot chassis thanks to a backplane upgrade that takes the switch to 14Tbps of capacity, and higher-density line cards -- a 48-port 10G Ethernet module and a new four-port 40G Ethernet board.
Up to four 10500 chassis can be logically linked using HP's Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) multichassis bonding technology for a campus "supercore," HP says. HP says the upgrades enable the 10500 to download the entire Library of Congress in under 60 seconds, and conduct 250,000 simultaneous 1080p HD video conferences.
The company also says the switch now has 75 percent lower latency, 5x the 10G density and 1,000 percent higher throughput than Cisco's Catalyst 6513E with the new Supervisor 2T engine.
HP unveiled the 10500 at last year's Interop conference. At that time, the switch supported up to 128 wire-speed 10G Ethernet ports, and two could be combined into an IRF supercore of 208 10G Ethernet ports.
HP this week will also roll out new network optimization and partner support services for its networking gear and architectures. The HP Network Infrastructure Optimization Assessment and the HP Network Application Delivery Controller Service for Microsoft are now available. Pricing varies according to location and implementation.
HP and F5 BIG-IP integration is available now and can be delivered by HP Technology Services as well as HP and F5 channel partners. HP BYOD management modules for IMC will be available in June starting at $2,739.
HP DVPN modules for IMC are currently available, starting at $8,398. The 10500 switch and new line cards are currently available, starting at $32,999.
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