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HP Expands Networking Portfolio

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HP (NYSE:HPQ) today expanded its networking portfolio with new HP ProCurve offerings integrated with HP BladeSystem infrastructure solutions that enable customers to increase performance, security and management of both physical and virtual environments.

The new offerings include the HP ProCurve 6120 series designed to leverage the award-winning HP BladeSystem infrastructure and an expansion of the HP ProCurve 8200 and 5400 Ethernet switch portfolio. Also included in the announcement is a firmware upgrade to HP Virtual Connect that allows users to change bandwidth on the fly to respond to fluctuations in application requirements.

"The integration of HP ProCurve Networking blade switches with the HP BladeSystem infrastructure is a pivotal change for HP as the company aggressively diverges itself from the competition," said Nick Lippis, president of analyst firm Lippis Enterprises. "These new HP solutions provide customers the proven reliability of standards-based computing, in addition to lowering maintenance and operational costs."

Increased network flexibility

To further strengthen the business benefits delivered by HP BladeSystem, HP ProCurve is offering two new standards-based blade switches that increase service quality, lower costs and reduce risks in the data center.

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