Lindsay Hill comments on his blog
HP’s SDN App Store has finally seen the light of day. This is intended to be a common platform for users and developers, to find and distributed real-world, practical SDN applications. Some of the launch apps include:
- Network Optimizer, for automated QoS for Lync
- Network Protector, for security & posture assessment
- LoadMaster — Load balancing
It’s interesting to look at the price points for applications. They are certainly not $0.99 apps, but they are still cheaper than typical ‘Enterprise’ software. I think it will take us a while to figure out what the right level of ‘value’ is.
The launch of HP’s App Store highlights how important they believe software will be in the future of networking. Remember, the iPhone launched without an App Store too. Imagine how different your phone would have been if it hadn’t come along?
Read more at: HP SDN App Store Launches