ProCurve Networking by HP Launches Gigabit Switch Series that Offers Intelligence at the Network Edge.PALO ALTO Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif. -- High-Performance Switch Line Offers 10-Gigabit Uplinks for High-Bandwidth Capability
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 An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub. 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 Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. -- 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."
Offering customers the flexibility of two port densities, the ProCurve Switch 3400cl series comprises 24- and 48-port 10/100/1000 intelligent EDGE stackable switches. The ProCurve Switch 3400cl-24G features 20 ports offering 10/100/1000 RJ-45 connectivity and four dual-personality ports with 10/100/1000 RJ-45 or optional Gigabit mini-GBIC slots. The ProCurve Switch 3400cl-48G features 44 ports with 10/100/1000 RJ-45 connectivity and four dual-personality ports like its 24-port sibling. Both switches offer full Layer 3 and 4 routing features, RPS rps
revolutions per second (RPS 600) support, resiliency features for high-availability applications and one module slot for optional 10-GbE modules.
"Customers who demand more from their networks are choosing the ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture for the choice and flexibility it brings. Our newest Gigabit offering extends that strategy, enabling increased productivity while protecting our customers' existing investments," said John McHugh John McHugh can refer to:
For users with highly demanding application performance requirements, ProCurve also launched two 10-Gigabit uplink modules for use with the Switch 3400cl series. The ProCurve 10-GbE Copper Module offers two fixed CX4 ports that support CX4 cable up to 15 meters. This module can be used to stack the Switch 3400cl units and as an uplink to a core switch. It also will support optical media converters that extend the reach of 10-GbE copper up to 300 meters using standard 12 fiber MTP (1) (Message Transfer Part) See SS7.
(2) (Media Transfer Protocol) A Microsoft enhancement to the picture transfer protocol (PTP), starting with Windows Media Player 10 in Windows XP. multimode cable. The ProCurve 10-Gig Media Flex Module features two slots for X2 type transceivers supporting the following 10-GbE standards: SR, LR, ER, and CX4.
The 3400cl series are engineered to support the fiber (802.3ae) and copper (802.3ak) 10-Gigabit Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. industry standards. In addition, the switches offer secure network management and user access control, allowing customers to safely control, configure and update their products without the fear of unauthorized eavesdropping Secretly gaining unauthorized access to confidential communications. Examples include listening to radio transmissions or using laser interferometers to reconstitute conversations by reflecting laser beams off windows that are vibrating in synchrony to the sound in the room. . Customers can realize the benefits of Gigabit connectivity with the built-in capability to instantly upgrade to 10-GbE at any time in the future.
The new Gigabit products support ProCurve's goal of delivering security and convergence support for customers. Security features including port-based access control lists, Web-based authentication, MAC lockout/MAC lockdown Lockdown
A specified period when an employee of a public company is barred from selling - and occasionally buying - their company's stock.
These types of equity transaction restrictions can be imposed by securities regulators or underwriting firms if a company has , and support for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. , SSHv2, Secure FTP FTP
in full file transfer protocol
Internet protocol that allows a computer to send files to or receive files from another computer. Like many Internet resources, FTP works by means of a client-server architecture; the user runs client software to connect to and SNMPv3. Convergence features include Link Layer Discovery Protocol The Link Layer Discovery Protocol or LLDP is a vendor-neutral Layer 2 protocol that allows a network device to advertise its identity and capabilities on the local network. The protocol was formally ratified as IEEE standard 802.1AB-2005 in May 2005. (LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) See 802.1AB. ), Class of Service (CoS) support for DSCP DSCP Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (US DoD)
DSCP Differentiated Services Code Point
DSCP Diffserv Code Points
DSCP Defense Satellite Communications Program
DSCP Decision Support and Custormer Platform (Sprint) , IP-Type of Service (IP TOS (1) (Terms Of Service) See acceptable use policy.
(2) (Type Of Service) A field in an IP packet (IP datagram) that is used for quality of service (QoS). The TOS field is 8 bits, broken into five subfields. ), TDP/UDP, IP Address and L3 protocol, as well as Traffic Prioritization in the form of 802.1p classification and Layer 4 prioritization.
Pricing and Availability(1)
Product US List Price Availability ProCurve Switch 3400cl-24G $3,759 Now ProCurve Switch 3400cl-48G $6,899 Now ProCurve 10-GbE Copper Module $1,799 12/1/04 ProCurve 10-GbE Media Flex Module $2,699 12/1/04 ProCurve 10-GbE X2-CX4 Transceiver $1,099 12/1/04 ProCurve 10-GbE X2-SC LR Optic $3,999 12/1/04 ProCurve 10-GbE X2-SC SR Optic TBD Spring 2005 ProCurve 10-GbE X2-SC ER Optic TBD Spring 2005 ProCurve 10-GbE CX4 Optical Media Converter TBD Spring 2005
The ProCurve Switch 3400cl series stackables are available now. The accessories are expected to be available Dec. 1. The ProCurve Switch 3400cl series comes with a lifetime hardware warranty and phone support at no additional cost, free software updates and next-business-day advance replacement in most countries.
About ProCurve Networking by HP
The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP is a supplier of enterprise networking The networking infrastructure in a large enterprise with multiple computer systems and networks of different types is extraordinarily complex. Due to the myriad of interfaces that are required, much of what goes on has little to do with the real data processing of the payroll and orders. solutions comprising wired and wireless enterprise networking products, services and solutions -- including Ethernet switches, routing switches, wireless access points and network-management applications -- which allow customers to build networks based on open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced that meet current and future needs for security, performance and reliability.
More information about ProCurve networking solutions and products is available at www.hp.com/go/hpprocurve.
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