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Networking in transition - Network Management Center update, roadmap and strategy

Networking in transition - Network Management Center update, roadmap and strategy


Guest post by Balaji Venkatraman


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.


In this session, B1249 HP Network Management Center update, roadmap and strategy, we will share our point of view on this transition and the tools we think are needed to meet this challenge. We will talk about:


  • 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.


You can connect with him on LinkedIn at


You can register for HP Discover here.



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HPE Software Product Marketing. Over 20 years in network and systems management.