Radware Joins HP SDN Ecosystem

By Paula Bernier October 02, 2013

Radware has joined HP’s SDN ecosystem in an effort to accelerate its software-defined networking strategy.

“HP created a developer network to help accelerate deployments of SDN,” Brian T. Gallagher, Radware’s director of public relations told NFVZone. “They have an ‘open’ SDN ecosystem that will help foster development of applications, and we're one of the vendors that have partnered with them. As an HP registered partner, we will work closely with them on SDN-based applications to run on their controller and eventually be offered through their app store. Being a partner will also help accelerate product development of our SDN solutions, as well as provide a roadmap on how to shape our presence in the market.”


As discussed in a previous NFVZone article, HP has introduced an SDN Developer Kit that offers its partners a simulation suite and virtual test lab through which they can create, test and validate SDN applications based on the HP VAN SDN controller.

Radware will be applying its DefenseFlow and ElasticScale applications to that controller. DefenseFlow lets network operators provide DDoS protection as a native network service. ElasticScale, meanwhile, optimizes network services via virtual appliance provisioning, traffic distribution across virtual appliances and acceleration of virtual appliance I/O. As a result carriers and service providers can offer application delivery, web performance optimization, web application firewalls and anti-DoS protections as needs require.

HP partners can then sell such solutions on the company’s SDN App Store, which opens for business during the first half of 2014. Aastra, Blue Coat Systems, BlueCat, Citrix Systems, Ecode Networks, F5, Infoblox, Infranics, Intel, Microsoft, MIMOS, PwC, Qosmos, Radware, Real Status, Riverbed, RMIT University, ShoreTel Inc., SAP, Tech Mahindra, VMware, Versatile and Websense are among the HP ecosystem partners that have registered for the HP SDN Developer Kit.

HP this week also introduced new educational opportunities, products and services as part of its SDN effort.

Edited by Blaise McNamee

Executive Editor, TMC

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