HP has a new architecture for networking called, FlexNetworking.
Kash Shaikh, Director of Marketing at HP Networking, told InternetNews.com that as part of the FlexNetworking rollout, HP is announcing the A10500, a new core switch evolved from the former 3Com product lineup. The A10500 provides up to 2.56 Tbps of capacity in one chassis. HP has plans to make the A10500 available with a 48 port, 10 GbE line card. The 48 port card will enable HP to deliver 384 line rate ports.
“The performance is a combination of capacity and latency,” Shaikh said. “From a customer’s point of view the numbers are related.”
Shaikh added that as HP is increasing the performance, the latency remains the same. HP is also looking at scaling the A10500 with a 40 GbE line rate card that is being demonstrated at the Interop conference in Las Vegas this week.