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HP Aims For Cisco's Networking Share with FlexNetwork Architecture

US based multinational technology giant Hewlett-Packard continues to build up on the company’s networking business front, as it prepares initiate a head-on fight with the undisputed king in the hardware-networking industry, Cisco Systems.

Barely a few months after it had unveiled the FlexNetwork portfolio earlier in May, this year, the company has already issued an upgrade to the architecture.

HP has steadily emerged as one of the toughest rivals of Cisco in the enterprise networking domain ever since it acquired 3Com last year following which the company rolled out its FlexNetwork architecture.

The FlexNetwork architecture is basically aimed at coming up with a single, unique networking platform which runs right from the date centre to the campus and then to remote workers.

“Enterprises need a simpler networking infrastructure that’s scalable and flexible to keep pace with the dynamic needs of business applications,” eWeek Europe (opens in new tab) reports.

Amongst the new offerings from the Palo Atlo based tech giant, there is a 10GbE 5900 top-of-rack switch, as well as an upgraded 12500 series switch which the company claims is capable of enhancing server to server traffic by up to 80 percent.

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