After a long period of stability, the world of networking is in transition. The two major trends, driven by the evolution to digital business, are virtualization and software defined networks; further, these two trends depend on and are amplified by converged infrastructures.
Virtualization for Enterprise, NFV (network function virtualization) for service providers
Service overlay networks – any combination, SDN (software defined networks), OpenFlow, Cisco ACI (application centric infrastructure) and VMware-Nicira primarily to help our customers on-board SDN enabled hardware and manage legacy and new infrastructure
Converged infrastructure (network, system, storage) management by augmenting element management systems (e.g. HP OneView) with multivendor, heterogeneous fault/performance and configuration/compliance - we extend the reach of the network management tools into the data center
Network architects, enterprise architects and network engineers will learn about upcoming challenges and the tools necessary to give you the visibility you need to confidently provide an SLA.
I’ll also be at another session, the roundtable RT1286 Network Node Manager - Meet the experts. In this session hear from your peers share their experiences and HP experts across Product Management and R&D, who will give an overview, discuss best practices and answer all your questions about our network management products.
Other network sessions:
HP Network Automation to support CloudScale
04:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m. Murano 3202
HP Network Automation meet the experts
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. San Polo 3401A
About the author: Balaji Venkatraman is the Director of Product Management, Network Management and Storage Management solutions in HP Software.
Balaji has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida and a MBA from Santa Clara University; he enjoys teaching and is an Adjunct Faculty in the Electrical Engineering department, San Jose State University, teaching graduate courses on Network Security, Internetworking and VoIP.