More than a dozen partners attended Avnet's recent NetworkPath workshop in Sydney, focused on opportunities with HP's software-defined networking (SDN) technology.
The distributor's enablement program, aimed at "high-growth HP partners", focused on the vendor's open standards-based SDN solutions. It was part of the Avnet Solutions Path program.
HP claims to have 30 million Open-Flow ports in its customer base, and that "the HP VAN SDN Controller is one the most downloaded SDN controllers in the market".
Another attendee, Brad Farrant, national sales manager of Perth-based Vizstone, also anticipated. He expected it to be a few years before SDN hits the mainstream. "It should be on everyone's strategy, [but] I don't think the momentum is there yet."
He added that it would remain just one tool to improve network efficiency.
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