HP is polishing up some new switches and gussying up some others, following up on a broad set of announcements that it made back in May. The company is also trotting out some services to help customers make the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. With all the Sturm und Drang going on at HP these days, a calm and reasonable product …
from the facts pdf
"Industry-leading HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) technology radically simplifies the architecture of server access networks and enables massive scalability—this provides up to 300% higher scalability as compared to other ToR products in the market."
300% higher scalability as compared to other ToR products, or 50% less scalability as compared to other ToR products in the market. Their IRF technology tops out at 4 devices.
Actually their IRF technology tops out at 9 devices depending on the device. Some are limited to 4 alright. That said, I don't know where the 300% is coming from. Maybe they're talking about stacking bandwidth, which tends to out-peform other vendors.
Not too impressed with their "3Com integration". The Procurve and 3Com/H3C ranges still look like distinct product sets no matter what they're labelling them as.
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