March 4, 2014
HP and NEC Corp. yesterday announced they are collaborating to deliver software-defined networking (SDN) enabled networking offerings to enterprise customers. Since 1995, NEC and HP have been strategic alliance partners, with NEC’s large-scale, mission-critical enterprise IT systems developed on HP’s Unix-based operating system, HP-UX. The collaboration, the two companies said, will deliver the infrastructure and “open standards–based SDN solutions required in the New Style of IT that is driven by industry trends such as social, mobile, cloud and Big Data.”
NEC has started work to port the NEC Virtual Tenant Network (VTN) application to interoperate with the HP SDN controller and to include the application in the HP SDN App Store.