How does network cloudification enable multicloud adoption and make network infrastructure 5G ready?


Align your network infrastructure strategy with network consulting and network integration services

Network Consulting Services employs a holistic approach that helps you address the opportunities and challenges of your networking infrastructure. It provides you with full lifecycle services from strategy and assessment to design and deployment, and to ongoing monitoring and management.  With a consulting roadmap in place, it helps you strategically prioritize and interlink your networking, operational, and business requirements.

Unify your network infrastructure and lay the foundation for new technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). IBM’s consulting methodology is technology led; practitioner assisted. IBM brings together networking services and technology capabilities to demonstrate infrastructure agility.

What you get with network consulting services

Network strategy and planning

IBM provides strategy and planning services that help align the right approach and investments across communications and networking to achieve digitization and hybrid multi-cloud deployment goals, in line with business objectives.

SD-WAN strategy and assessment

IBM helps you with a vendor agnostic SD-WAN strategy and roadmap, leveraging an SD-WAN vendor comparison tool based on scoring matrix. You can take advantage of full cycle of IBM SD-WAN services from—strategy and assessment—design and deploy—monitoring and management.

Client innovation centers

IBM helps clients build, integrate and test their SDN solutions before they are implemented in a production environment. IBM is well placed to offer value across the entire transformation spectrum, ensuring that the network is well aligned with overall outcomes and objectives.



Be an early adopter and invest in an agile network to keep up with faster provisioning of services, high capacity and performance, thereby preparing you better to handle big data, larger workloads and internet of things.


Our always-on network infrastructure strategy infused with automation and analytics helps ensure availability and performance of critical business applications and workloads.


Make security solutions a part of your network strategy, design and architecture while optimizing costs with software defined and virtualized networks.

IBM named a Leader in network consulting services

This study from IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment report shows how IBM Network Services has evolved the way in which it sees and architects tomorrow's competitive networks by aligning network to digital and multicloud goals through the use of a tools driven consulting practice.


Network as a programmable service

Learn how IBM is helping clients in their cloud transformations with a globally integrated software defined network-as-a-service solution

Transforming global networks for hybrid cloud

IBM managed services enables you to adopt a network-as-a-service approach for integrating and managing hybrid cloud networks across multiple technology providers.

ISG recognizes IBM as a Leader in software defined networking

Our core-to-edge approach to carrier-neutral solutions for SDN/SD-WAN covers device integration, cloud-based application delivery, high-security options and innovative network services.

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