HP SDN App Store Launches

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:

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?

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Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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