Posted By Rich Miller On September 16, 2009 @ 4:57 pm In Hewlett-Packard,Networking | No Comments
HP  today unveiled new ProCurve networking products, equipping it to do battle with Cisco Systems (CSCO) in the widening battle to manage converged networks powering the next-generation data center.
The new offerings  include the ProCurve 6120 series of 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, which integrates with HP’s popular BladeSystem infrastructure, as well as an expansion of the HP ProCurve 8200 and 5400 Ethernet switch portfolio.
HP’s introduction of new switches was expected, as the company has indicated its intent to offer products to prepare for unified networks running the emerging Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) protocols. Cisco has launched a family of switches  for next-generation converged networks, and its no surprise that its subsequent entry into the blade server market has been followed by an expansion of HP’s networking gear.
HP says its switches are “ready” for CEE and FCoE but won’t fully support them until the CEEO standard is completed (see The Register  for more on this).
Here’s a quick overview of the products that begin shipping this month and their pricing:
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URLs in this post:
 HP: http://www.hp.com
 new offerings: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2009/090916xa.html
 family of switches: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/01/28/cisco-unveils-new-switches-for-data-center-30/
 The Register: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/09/16/hp_blade_procurves/
 HP ProCurve 6120G/XG Blade Switch: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/6120gxg/
 HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Server Blade: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/3709945-3709945-4006962-4006961-4006963-4012659.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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