New HP App Store for SDN Innovations Opens for Business

Where can you investigate open-sourced, software-defined networking (SDN) technology in a easy-to-take-tablet form online? Believe it or not, there’s now a place for that.

This week, HP announced that the HP SDN App Store is open for business.

Billed by HP as a place where HP ecosystem partners come “together with consulting and support services that will enable customers to uncover the business value of SDN,” the new store features early generation SDN apps that customers (think developers) and their partners can put through their paces.

The store features a mix of HP-developed and ISV-develop offerings for solving customer problems and building new solutions.

In conjunction with the launch of HP SDN App Store, HP is making available six partner applications, plus two developed by HP. They are:

  • BlueCat DNS Director delivers network-driven enforcement of DNS policies that allow security infrastructures to gain complete visibility and control through IP address management data across all devices and applications.
  • Ecode evolve is an SDN orchestrator that facilitates dynamic service provisioning with built-in quality of service and denial-of-service mitigation. Streamlining network design, change simulation and automated policy provisioning, it accelerates operations.
  • F5 BIG DDoS Umbrella allows customers to implement network, application, DNS and SSL DDoS protection near the network edge, closer to the attacker.
  • GuardiCore Defense Suite provides highly scalable, SDN-based network security for software-defined data centers, detecting and mitigating advanced persistent threats, malware propagation and insider attacks, at an early stage.
  • KEMP Adaptive Load Balancer Application, integrated with the HP VAN SDN Controller solution, provides end-to-end visibility of network paths for optimal routing of applications across the server and switching infrastructure.
  • Real Status Hyperglance is a hybrid cloud and SDN simplified-management platform that provides a unified, full-scale, interactive topology view with 360-degree navigation, intuitive monitoring and context-aware controls for confident insight and action.
  • HP Network Protector enables automated network posture assessment and provides real-time security across OpenFlow-enabled network devices.
  • HP Network Optimizer for Microsoft Lync enables automated provisioning of network policy and quality of service to provide an enhanced end-user experience.

HP says applications available from the App Store will fall into one of four categories, which will be “defined by their support and test process.” These are:

  • The HP Circle, with applications built and tested exclusively by HP.
  • The Premium Circle, containing applications that are top sellers and jointly tested by HP and its partners.
  • The Partner Circle, encompassing applications that have been self-tested by HP partners and reviewed by HP.
  • The Community Circle, offering open-access and community-supported applications to demonstrate open source and concept SDN applications.
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