IBM unveils two Network Innovation Centers, where clients can explore Software Defined Networking (SDN), virtualization and analytics-driven automation technologies and services for their data and communications networks. The two centers -- located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas -- will focus primarily on solutions for large enterprise networking systems and telecommunications operators, which require resilient, high-performing and continuously available networks.
According to IBM, clients can test and experience new network technologies from IBM and a variety of alliances, including Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Juniper Networks, Riverbed, and VMware, evaluating how to integrate these solutions into their current IT environments. Clients can also access the capabilities of the two centers on site or remotely, and can bridge the capabilities of both simultaneously to custom design solutions to meet the specific needs of their environments.
The IBM Network Innovation Centers are operated by IBM GTS Networking Services which designs, builds and runs enterprise networking solutions that drive intelligent integration for business innovation, said IBM.