Businesses need to deploy new technologies and applications to gain competitive advantage, and yet are fearful of adding complexity to their IT infrastructure. They could acquire applications from their existing networking vendor; however, these are rarely best-in-class. HP’s open, standards-based HP FlexNetwork architecture strategy incorporates applications from a variety of vendors, allowing you to choose the apps that meet your needs. Applications available from AllianceONE partners can be implemented as standalone appliances, or applications running on a HP Networking services module directly embedded within the switch.
Advantages of alliance one are:
- Business applications - enable your network to improve business outcomes, whether distributed through the network or consolidated in a central location. Data-intensive applications such as enterprise search or video distribution can be optimized with distributed processing or caching located throughout your network. Collaboration applications such as Unified Communications and VoIP enable distributed teams to communicate across the IP network, utilizing integration to determine phone location and embedded Microsoft Lync solutions to ensure survivability of telephony services in a branch office.
- Network applications and services can make your network easier to manage and control while offering additional services. They’re integral to the fabric, foundation, or workings of the network and may use information embedded within the network — such as location and usage data. Load balancing applications provide an automated engine to adjust or optimize the behavior of your network. Many aspects of security applications benefit from network integration, protecting the network and users from threats and defending against attacks. Location-based systems allow you to track the location of wirelessly connected end points, enabling business applications such as asset management.