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HP's Building an SDN App Store

The software giant takes some steps in the direction of its long-term SDN vision.

HP is seeking to put itself at the front and center of the software-defined networking (SDN) revolution with the announcement at this week's Interop show in New York of a SDN software development kit (SDK), plans for an SDN app store, and new routers that support OpenFlow, a key SDN protocol.

The IT giant, which has been one of the most aggressive developers of SDN technology based around the OpenFlow protocol, is keen to "foster an ecosystem around SDN," said Mike Banic, VP of global marketing, networking, at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during a media briefing in London.

The company plans to provide an SDK for SDN applications developers and build an app store that will enable network operations teams to download apps into their SDN controllers in the same way that smartphone users download apps onto their devices.

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