Sunday, March 29, 2015

IBM Opens Innovation Centers in France and Texas

IBM announced two Network Innovation Centers - located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas - focused primarily on solutions for large enterprise networking systems and telecommunications operators.

The new facilities will let IBM clients test and experience new network technologies from IBM and a variety of alliances, including Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Juniper Networks, Riverbed, and VMware.  Areas of expertise will include SDN, virtualization and automation technologies.

"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. "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.”

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