HP announced the expansion of its network virtualization portfolio with a new Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN) solution. DCN is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that enables service providers and large organizations to automatically deploy secure cloud networks across a distributed infrastructure in minutes versus months.(1) DCN is also accelerating communication service providers’ (CSP) journey to Network Function Virtualization (NFV) by optimizing network resources, increasing agility and speeding time-to-market through dynamic, service-driven configuration.
Through SDN and network virtualization, DCN enables network administrators to control the distributed networking environment from one central location, whether the organization incorporates private, public or hybrid data centers. Through highly automated management, DCN not only provides a true return on investment of networking equipment, it also lowers the total cost of ownership to deliver an enhanced user experience and increased productivity.
HP Technology Services offers solution level support with Datacenter Care, which is a flexible, comprehensive, relationship-based approach to personalized support and management of DCN solutions. To help customers manage risk, HP Trusted Network Transformation spans strategy, assessment, design, deployment, customized support, management of change, and complete lifecycle program management across all transformational elements.
The DCN enables organizations to radically simplify network provisioning. It comes with HP Virtualized Service Directory, which refines service design and integrates with customer service policies. This allows for seamless management of users, compute and network resources.
It also offers HP Distributed Services Controller, which serves as a robust control plane of the data center network. Through controller federation, network administrators have a centralized control of their network, regardless of how many data centers are being managed, allowing scalability, resiliency and consistency of network implementation.
Besides the others features, HP Distributed Virtual Routing and Switching, based on Open vSwitch, serves as a virtual endpoint for network services allowing for changes in the compute environment to be immediately detected, thereby triggering the right network connectivity to ensure the needs of applications are met.