IBM Software Defined Networking

Networking Services

Virtual networks for dynamic, cloud-based workloads

Data center networks today need to be adaptive and responsive while supporting a huge growth in data, thousands of devices attaching to their network, and the mobility of an increasing number of users. SDN plays a critical role in enabling organizations to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible.

IBM SDN for Virtual Environments provides a common SDN architecture that brings the benefits of network virtualization to cloud environments. Clients will be able to deploy applications and workload environments using integrated overlay networks across hypervisors.

The SDN VE architecture is:


IBM SDN for Virtual Environments can help clients:

How it works

Open by design.

An open, interoperable cloud is critical for flexible, portable, solutions. IBM is a founding member of open technologies like OpenDaylight, designed to accelerate adoption of SDN; OpenStack, a cloud operating system designed to control and orchestrate large pools of resources throughout a data center; and Cloud Foundry Foundation, helping to drive global standards for PaaS. IBM is committed to accelerating innovation for our clients with open, dynamic hybrid clouds strategically positioning our clients for the future, opening the way to interoperable hybrid cloud while avoiding proprietary solutions.