Enterprise -> Technology
Released: 21st February 2013
Publisher: HP Networking
HP's new unified wired and wireless solutions deliver a simple, scalable and secure network supporting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives while creating incremental revenue opportunities for partners.
The new solutions and services, introduced at the HP Global Partner Conference, include the industry’s only(1) complete solution that supports growing BYOD initiatives. This solution delivers unified wired and wireless management and switching platforms that create a single network for wired and wireless connectivity.
The offerings also enable partners to leverage the HP FlexNetwork architecture to better support their clients’ BYOD essentials with new device on-boarding and provisioning functionalities through a single management application and automated security with software-defined networks (SDN) technology, while being supported by mobility connectivity services.
By 2016, two-thirds of the workforce will own smartphones, and 40 percent of the workforce will be mobile.(2) Yet, today’s legacy infrastructure requires two separate networks and management applications for wired and wireless connectivity, resulting in operational complexity. Additionally, these legacy infrastructures lack scalability to support multiple devices per user or the security to protect mission-critical information.
According to Gartner, every business needs a clearly articulated position on BYOD, and formal BYOD programs are a fast-growing phenomenon due to the booming, innovative mobile device market. (3)
“Organizations are struggling to deploy BYOD solutions within a complex, legacy infrastructure that spans two separate networks and management applications,” said Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager, Networking, HP. “HP’s complete unified BYOD solution is the first to solve this issue and—combined with HP’s comprehensive training, programs and services—will create new, profitable opportunities for partners.”
Simplifying BYOD management
In 2012, employee-owned devices accounted for more than two-thirds of devices accessing enterprise mobile applications. As a result, IDC predicts that IT will need to implement a holistic approach to addressing BYOD needs.(4)
New HP BYOD solutions optimize end-user experiences for both wired and wireless employee-owned devices accessing the network, enabling clients to:
Scaling the network to support BYOD for cloud environments
According to Gartner, cloud scalability for mobile applications will be essential as these applications have the largest number of concurrent users.(5) Legacy infrastructures cannot offer the scalability needed to deliver unified access from the data center to the branch network. New HP BYOD solutions enable clients to double network scalability over legacy infrastructures(6) to:
Securing the network for BYOD in campus and branch offices
As users continue to bring their own devices to work, they create greater exposure to external data and application vulnerabilities that require automated network security for device on-boarding.
New HP BYOD solutions mitigate risk to data and applications with:
HP partner services, promotions and programs drive new revenue opportunities
HP has developed a variety of services and programs to facilitate revenue opportunities generated by BYOD initiatives for channel partners. As a result, HP partners will have access to resources that enable them to:
(1) Based on HP internal testing.
(2) Gartner, “The Nexus of Forces Changes Everything: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 Keynote,” Jan. 10, 2013.
(3) Gartner, “Bring Your Own Device: New Opportunities, New Challenges,” ID: G00238131, Aug. 16, 2012.
(4) IDC, “Predictions 2013: Enterprise Communication and Datacenter Networks,” IDC Web Conference, Jan. 10, 2013.
(5) Based on HP internal testing.
(6) Gartner, “The Future of the Mobile Cloud,” ID: G00230815, Sept. 6, 2012.
(7) Tolly Research, “HP 2920 Switch Series: Competitive Performance, Power Consumption and TCO Evaluation versus Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and Cisco 3750-X Series,” February 2013.
Published by: IT Analysis Communications Ltd.
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