HP Extends SDN to Helion Cloud
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HP has been talking about SDN for several years at this point, and the Virtual Application Network (VAN) controller has been a cornerstone of the vendor's overall strategy since February of 2013.
Now VAN is being expanded with the new Virtual Cloud Networking (VCN) application, which links HP's software defined networking efforts with its Helion cloud efforts. HP officially announced Helion at the beginning of May, marking a new $1 billion effort to build a cloud platform based on the open-source OpenStack technology.
The basic idea with VCN is that secure isolated virtual networks can be automatically enabled for a Helion cloud deployment.