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HP ProCurve One : Linux Based but Does it Matter?

Nov 19, 2009, 15:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Eleven months later, the program is expanding with new partners, though some of the original partners have yet to officially release their own certified applications. The HP ProCurve ONE update comes at an interesting time in the networking applications space, with rival Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) recently rolling out a new Services Ready Engine providing applications on router technology.

"At its core, HP ProCurve ONE is a Linux operating system sitting on a blade module that plugs into an HP ProCurve switch. Though Linux is the underlying operating system currently, HP (NYSE:HPQ) execs don't see that fact as something that matters all that much.

""We're currently only shipping ProCurve ONE with a Linux-based operating system," Mark Hilton, HP ProCurve director of LAN edge solutions told InternetNews.com. "We have plans to develop end user choice to put their own applications on it and we're looking at other operating systems, though nothing is currently shipping.""

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