IBM announced two Network Innovation Centers designed to help clients can explore Software Defined Networking, 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 on solutions for large enterprise networking systems and telecommunications operators, which require resilient, high-performing and continuously available networks. At these centers, 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.
"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 of networking services for IBM Global Technology Services.
These solutions can help dynamically manage network resources through software programs, automatically moving networking resources to where they're required. This enables systems operators to better manage peaks and valleys in demand, use fewer networking resources operating at higher rates of efficiency and utilization, all with fewer disruptions in service and less direct management.
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.
For more information on IBM Networking Services, go here.