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Build your hybrid multicloud environment with networks powered by 5G enabled edge and SDN

Can your current network support your hybrid multicloud environments and cloud applications?

As the application landscape has been redefined by cloud and multicloud, the network must adapt architecturally and operationally. 93% of global IT decision makers report that at least once a month, their organizations experience cloud-related network issues caused by legacy infrastructure. Traditional networks do not support the distributed nature of cloud services, resulting in degraded user experience.

The network and the inter-connectivity across physical infrastructure, virtual infrastructure, and “as a service” ingestion points hinder broad cloud adoption across the enterprise.

Network Transformation is critical to the long-term success of your journey to the cloud. IBM Network Services can help by transforming traditional models with automated, cognitive platforms and services.

What is the right approach for network transformation to support your business needs?

Successful network transformation requires a new way of thinking about the network and a commitment from business, development and operational leaders across the enterprise. The need for faster time to market and resiliency of the network drives the need for programmable networks.

Organizations require a trusted partner to assist in defining the right modernization and network orchestration approach. IBM provides unbiased guidance and unprecedented knowledge on networking across industries. We utilize a lifecycle approach that includes strategy, assessment, planning, design, implementation, and management.

Consulting services for Software Defined Networking (SDN)Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Internet of Things (IoT), continuous availability and network infrastructure and application optimization helps ensure that your network is future-ready for digital and hybrid multicloud deployments.

How can you modernize your network with software defined networking?

The enterprise network of the future will drive virtualization across the enterprise (legacy) infrastructure through SDN which will enable the enterprise for wide area networking at scale. SDN has revolutionized the way networks are conceptualized, designed, deployed and managed. As workloads shift to cloud and applications modernize for cloud, service chaining these virtualized network functions and platforms (VNFs/NFV’s) that reside in the legacy data center and cloud environments will need a dev-ops mindset and orchestration and automation to drive consistency across these diverse environments. Software Defined Networking (SDN) Services from IBM helps redefine your cloud journey and infuse a software-defined approach to your networks.

Networks powered by 5G and SDN from core to edge, redefining your hybrid cloud journey

82%

of leaders say that connectivity is a primary concern for moving to a hybrid cloud model.

95%

of enterprises expected to deploy SD-WAN within two years.

49%

of telecom companies will make large investments in 5G mobile technologies in the next two to three years.

Network Consulting Services

IBM Network Consulting Services provides strategy, assessment planning and design services aligned with your IT and application needs. Consulting services for software defined networking (SDN), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Internet of Things (IoT) and network infrastructure and application optimization help ensure that your network is future-ready for digital and hybrid multicloud deployments.

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

IBM's SDN Services helps enterprise customers build a highly programmable network fabric that spans Data Center/Cloud (SDN-DC), Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) and Branch Networks (SD-LAN). IBM follows a consulting-led approach to help create cloud-enabled, dynamic, resilient networks that cater to your future business needs.

Managed Network Services

Managed Network Services from IBM can help improve agility, lower costs and reduce complexity across your hybrid cloud, data center, and local and wide area networks. We use software-defined technologies, analytics and automation to integrate networks across carriers and countries for your hybrid cloud environments.

Client Story: Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Fuji Television Network, Inc. needed to build a more secure, flexible network infrastructure to pave the way for work-style reform and future cloud computing initiatives. 

"As Fuji Television works on work-style reform and productivity improvements, we want to build sophisticated networks that perfectly fit the company to help our business grow."

– Akihiko Miyata, Network Engineering Expert, Fujimic, Inc.

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