HP ProCurve Networking provided the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) with the networking backbone for the national and nine provincial result centres for yesterday's elections.
"For 15 years HP ProCurve has been the network of choice for the IEC," says Thierry Dumont, HP ProCurve MEMA regional manager.
For the 2009 elections, HP ProCurve has equipped the National Result Centre in Pretoria with 5400zl switches in the core with 3500yl switches on the edge. The core and edge are connected via Gigabit fibre uplinks. The provincial result centres are running on HP ProCurve 3500yl switches.
HP ProCurve was recently awarded the Miercom Certified Green distinction award on its wide range of products from advanced core switches to small and medium business edge switches.
Both HP ProCurve 5400 and 3500 switches received the Miercom Certified Green Distinction Award. These switches are designed to reduce power usage and offer up to 45% and 23% energy cost savings when compared to the industry average respectively, based on typical usage cost.