Your network and maximising the benefits of virtualisation
Virtualisation of IT resources can deliver wide ranging benefits from space and energy savings and reduced operations costs to enabling IT to rapidly respond to new services demands or peaks in demand. Networks will play an essential role. They must meet more stringent network performance and availability requirements to enable fast reliable access to virtualised resources. They need to provide the flexibility and responsiveness that allow workloads to be moved around for most efficient use of IT resources. And they have to deliver robust security to ensure information is protected and shared only with trusted users. Getting the network right is critical to realising the benefits of virtualisation.
Optimal network availability and performance
These new demands on networks require a new approach. Networks need to be planned, designed and implemented as an integral part of storage, server and application virtualisation. IBM can help. Network optimisation services from IBM can help you build your network to better meet the high-availability, high-performance and security requirements for your virtualised environments. Taking a holistic approach, we help you understand, plan for and satisfy dynamic networking demands with a flexible, robust and resilient data center network design and expertly managed implementation.
Easing network challenges
IBM Networking Strategy, Optimisation and Integration Services provide the networking expertise to help you assess - and proactively plan for the network that will meet the needs of your consolidation or virtualisation initiatives. With over 30 years experience architecting, designing and integrating servers, storage, networks and management solutions in the data center, IBM brings proven methodologies and extensive technology partner relationships to help improve the success of your virtualisation projects.
IBM has hardware, software, and services to help you optimise your network.