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What can Software-Defined Networking do for you?

Your network may be impeding your efforts to embrace cloud, big data, mobile, social and security technology trends.
A software-defined networking (SDN) solution, an integral part of software-defined environment, can virtualize your network and create centralized controls to provide more agile and flexible network services. Built on open standards, a software-defined network helps you:

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Explore the cloud-era technologies that are driving the move to SDN, the implications for the enterprise, and the exceptional business benefits when SDN is deployed holistically as part of a software defined environment.

How it works

IBM can use an SDN architecture to transform your existing network by:

Why IBM?

We make it our business to understand yours. We use a three-step process to build and maintain a software-defined network:

  1. Strategize for and design a solution to help improve workload placement flexibility and network agility
  2. Consolidate and virtualize your network to enable scalability while reducing costs
  3. Automate and dynamically optimize the network with analytics to enhance the user experience and support innovative business models

Learn more about SDN

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Building network infrastructures with SDN

Understand how trends like SDN and virtual networks are changing the way businesses build and manage their networks, along with other new technologies like big data and the Internet of Things that will challenge and burden the current network infrastructure

Catching the next networking wave

In this report, Aberdeen Group analyzes how new networking technologies and trends are transforming the way organizations monitor, manage and deploy their networks.