IBM has launched two network innovation centers – targeting Software Defined Networking (SDN), virtualization and analytics-driven automation technologies for enterprises.
The two centers are located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas. IBM said these two centers will focus on solutions for large enterprise networking systems and telecom operators, which require resilient, and continuously available networks.
Clients can test and experience new network technologies from IBM and its alliance partners such as Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Juniper Networks, Riverbed, and VMware, evaluating how to integrate these solutions into their current IT environments.
IBM says these solutions can help manage network resources via software programs, automatically moving networking resources to where they’re required – enabling systems operators to better manage peaks and valleys in demand, use fewer networking resources operating at higher rates of efficiency and utilization.
“Effectively applying cloud technologies to the network could allow a company to reduce its overall network capacity while increasing utilization by dynamically providing resources during the day in Beijing while it’s nighttime in New York, and vice versa,” said Pete Lorenzen, general manager, Networking Services, IBM Global Technology Services.
Clients can access the capabilities of the two centers on site or remotely, and can bridge the capabilities of the two centers simultaneously to custom design solutions to meet the specific needs of the environments.