IBM Opens SDN/Virtualization Innovation Centers for CSPs & Large Enterprises

IBM Opens SDN/Virtualization Innovation Centers for CSPs & Large Enterprises Image Credit: IBM

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.

Pete Lorenzen, General Manager, Networking Services, IBM Global Technology Services
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. Or a telecom company could better manage periodic, localized spikes in smartphone usage caused by major sporting events or daily urban commutes, dynamically provisioning capacity when and where it's needed.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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