HP ProCurve selected for Microsoft Technology Centres

MTCs to roll out new ProCurve networks for testing and proof of concept

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By  Mark Sutton Published  January 8, 2008

Microsoft has selected HP ProCurve networking technology as the sole provider for its Microsoft Technology Centres (MTC).

ProCurve wired and wireless networks are being deployed at all of Microsoft's 16 MTCs worldwide. The new network infrastructure is replacing Cisco solutions.

John Mathieu, director, MTC Global Alliance commented: "ProCurve's equipment is paramount to our global technology centres. All MTC visitors will be able to witness the reliability of the network based on ProCurve technology. The ProCurve infrastructure has given MTCs greatly enhanced network power and the ability to adapt without compromising security."

Microsoft and ProCurve will work together for new product trials and testing of solutions at the proof-of-concept centres.

3991 days ago
Ajay

Seems like Cisco and Microsoft are going to war with each other as far as technology for unified communications and QoS is concerned. Cisco is basing all its applications (Unity and CCM) on open-standards whereas Microsoft is developing some Microsoft-proprietary protocols.

3992 days ago
Pamela Ferrill

Just to clarify. I understand that Procurve donated the equipment used in some of the Microsoft Technology Centers technology and did not replace Cisco equipment. Cisco is part of the Partner Solution Center located on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, where the companies demonstrate how Cisco networking and Microsoft software solution interoperate to help our customers gain productivity and drive business growth. Also, Microsoft continues to use Cisco solution for many areas of their own network infrastructure.

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