HP Launches Gigabit Switch Series

ProCurve Networking by HP launches Gigabit switch series that offers intelligence at the network edge

November 3, 2004

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- ProCurve Networking by HP today introduced a line of stackable switching products designed to enable enterprises to securely deploy the ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture via Gigabit Ethernet to the network edge. The switches also feature new 10-Gigabit switch modules and accessories, which combine to minimize network delay and enable users to take full advantage of desktop and notebook capacity.

The new product line continues to expand the ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture, improving security and performance for customers -- such as Oregon State University -- who demand more business value from their networks and offering more affordable speed, performance and intelligence at the edge. The ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture is the first to deliver affordable, intelligent control to the edge of a network, allowing companies to more effectively manage complex applications, including mobility, security and convergence.

"The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University is a national leader in the study of coastal zones and ocean processes, conducting and integrating field experiments, theoretical investigations, and numerical modeling and simulations to study all aspects of ocean, land, and atmosphere processes and interactions," said Charles Sears, manager research computing, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University.

"We use an array of extremely high performance hardware applications that incorporate video, large file storage and graphics, all of which take a toll on my network. Our High Definition (HD) Video facilities alone can drag down network performance, and thus our science tasks into the ground.

"With the optional 10-Gigabit uplink and stacking capability, I can get more from my network because the ProCurve 3400cl series switches offers me high-bandwidth capability, while future-proofing my infrastructure. This can improve my application performance and network efficiency with 10 times more speed. I know my end users and the overall company can appreciate those benefits, since it relates directly to our business' productivity."

Hewlett-Packard Co.

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