The development of centralizing and virtualizing resources in data centers requires a network platform capable of ensuring security, safety, high scalability for data centers.

Data Center is where the focus of the system such as power, storage and applications needed to serve the business lies. The infrastructure of the data center is the heart of the IT system architecture, which transmits all the data, the information service of business. In the process of designing and building the infrastructure of data centers, we need special attention to the performance features, reliability/stability and scalability.

Network infrastructure is a structure providing secure access for end-users to the services of a data center, and is the basis for the development of infrastructure, connectivity, and the concentration of sharing components of centers when needed, including the applications, server systems, equipment and storage systems. A network data center is built to be to be good at planning can provide the ability to protect the integrity of data and services, optimize the application in terms of performance and availability, allowing us to quickly adapt to changing requirements in the market or the priority in the development of business and technology.

HP FlexNetwork architecture of HP opens a network platform offering orientation for businesses to develop a system of Intelligent Information Network  (IIN), allowing optimization of applications, resources and business process. HP FlexNetwork network architecture based on HP's principle which is investing properly in the network so the enterprises can improve productivity, operational efficiency, and reduce costs. This is absolutely correct and foolproof for Data Centers.

HP FlexFabric Architect is a part of the general architecture of the HP FlexNetwork architecture providing businesses the ability to centralize, ensure the continuity of business operations, while allowing support of architecture and developing technology such as service-oriented architectures, virtualization, on-demand computing, with architectural approach so the data center administrators can perform the construction and deployment of software technology, storage technology and computing technology flexibly in the most appropriate way to bring the best support for their business goals.

By proposing the reference architectures which have been tested and recognized, the actual design model has been proven. HP helps IT administrators access to data center architecture model with the least risk, minimize the time and cost of business investment.

Network architecture of HP Data Center provides platform with scalability, enabling data centers to apply and implement technologies and systems as well as traditional technology and new and growing systems, such as Virtualization, Cloud Computing.

The main technological criteria include:

Network infrastructure virtualization for server services

Collect technologies and solutions to achieve the network infrastructure virtualization for servers such as vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS), Distributed Virtual Uplinks (dvUplinks), Virtual Ethernet Bridge (VEB), Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA)...

These technologies also require changes in the architecture of the network in the data center to increase performance, reduce latency, easily extend, administrate and operate:

Security in virtualized environments

Collect technologies and solutions to achieve server protection as well as traffic flows among virtual servers within the same physical server and among these service servers on different physical servers, like HP TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework.