HP Data Center Initiative Rivals Cisco Proprietary Architecture
HP snubs Ciscos single-vendor, proprietary approach with new FlexNetwork.
According to a top HP (NYSE: HPQ) executive, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been overcharging customers. In light of the allegation, HP revealed a corporate technology architecture it claims will simplify and lower the cost of data-center systems. Unlike Ciscos single-vendor, proprietary approach, reports Market Watch, HPs FlexNetwork architecture would allow businesses to set up and run a streamlined network without necessarily locking them into specific vendors.
"Single-vendor, proprietary approaches, such as Ciscos, lock in customers while driving up cost and complexity with different architectures required at each point in the network, including data center, campus and branch, H-P said in a statement.