Transform your enterprise with hybrid WAN and SD-WAN

IBM can help in your transformational journey using a lifecycle-based approach that spans strategy, design, implementation and management. Managed services for hybrid multicloud and 5G edge:

  • helps to dynamically manage WAN traffic in hybrid and SD-WAN environments by routing traffic at any time to any cloud platform with a single, consistent view of the WAN infrastructure
  • enables you to adopt a network-as-a-service approach for integrating and managing hybrid cloud networks across multiple transport and technology providers
  • focuses on software driven virtualization and cloud adoption of technologies across Access, Edge, and Core with capabilities around VNF (such as vRAN), Multi-access Edge Cloud, Network Slicing, SD-WAN on 5G, Service Management (DevOps) and Infrastructure Management and Security services for 5G

Achieve the highest visibility and control of your IT landscape and experience faster delivery of applications and the agility to scale.

How it works

Global Network Peering Platform (GNPP)

Global Network Peering Platform (GNPP)

IBM’s GNPP provides automated aggregation, load sharing, & integration across multiple providers in a hybrid cloud environment. Carrier neutral collocation interconnects multiple carrier networks, cloud providers & internet connections across geographies. The platform links multiple providers' MPLS networks & internet VPNs to enable a seamless WAN infrastructure. The GNPP platform builds the foundation for IBM to launch multiple products & service models with simultaneous go-to-market options.

Network function virtualization (NFV) & Orchestration

Network function virtualization (NFV) & Orchestration

Deploys network functions without specialized appliances. Reduces truck rolls and maintenance cost. Deploys network services based on moment-to-moment needs. Moves away from vendor lock-in to allow unprecedented choice in the cloud.

Unified configuration control and orchestration for hybrid network. Global orchestration ability for NFV and SDN Services

SD-WAN managed services

SD-WAN managed services

Roll out new sites or add more WAN capacity quickly by leveraging broadband internet bandwidth to augment the MPLS network instead of trying to orchestrate IT, network and software changes to purchase more MPLS capacity.

Secure SD-WAN

Secure SD-WAN

Secure connectivity over all transports while supporting carrier transport independence. Apply the concepts of the Zero Trust security model with Secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service from IBM. SD-WAN helps improve overall network security by following the principle of least privilege.

Benefits of IBM Services for Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Improve global agility

Improve global agility

Use a vendor agnostic software-defined approach to combine network services from several providers based on best price and performance and provide this as-a-service to you.

Agile cloud access globally

Agile cloud access globally

Leverage IBM's proven platform to quickly establish access to hundreds of cloud services globally, including flexible bandwidth options, without touching the overall WAN design.

Enhance performance at a lower cost

Enhance performance at a lower cost

Increase bandwidth & reduce MPLS costs – IBM clients have experienced up to 30% more bandwidth & 25% lower MPLS costs – by using the best performing, best priced transport services for their needs.

Simplify management

Aggregate hybrid cloud management across carriers, technologies and locations, and gain global visibility into your network using a single corporate dashboard.

Use cases

Multicloud Connectivity

IBM provides reliable, scalable and flexible access to cloud service providers with E2E management across carriers, technologies and locations and the option for communication between the various cloud service providers.

Increase Application Availability

Application delivery from Cloud/SaaS/On-prem in a consistent manner. Reduce latency for cloud applications by using providers and cloud exchanges with dependable performance, uptime and throughput.

Unified Management and Visibility

Software-defined approach combines network transport services from several providers, including Internet providers based on price and performance. Enables management across carriers, technologies and locations with global visibility over a single dashboard.

Unified Management and Visibility

Software-defined approach combines network transport services from several providers, including Internet providers based on price and performance. Enables management across carriers, technologies and locations with global visibility over a single dashboard.

Managed Service

Fully managed SD-WAN service to support growing demand for network virtualization, secure connectivity over any transport and cloud connectivity with a single dashboard to oversee and manage global networks.

SD-WAN Managed Services: Build a Reliable, Secure and Flexible WAN

The enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) challenge is growing in both cost and complexity. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) uses network virtualization to utilize, manage and secure network transport over the Internet. It offers an ability to manage and plan network requirements with software-based tools and centralized management. IBM MultiNetwork Services offers managed SD-WAN services for key SD-WAN tenets such as uCPE, orchestration, VNF and cloud connectivity.

Grow your professional network

Chetan Sharan

Offering Manager, Network Services

Ulf-Carsten Geiser

Director, IBM Global nextGen NW development & Global NW Core Platforms

Aleksas Vitenas

Network Competency Leader

Rick Qualman

Vice President Netwoking Services, GTS