Overview

IBM’s SD WAN solution supports a hybrid cloud environment, including future digital transformation

Today’s networks require a strong ecosystem of connectivity and optimize their use of software as a service (SaaS) applications to best bridge the gap between edge computing and traditional cloud computing. IBM’s software-defined wide area networking (SD WAN) solution helps you to transform your enterprise and dynamically direct WAN traffic as needed. IBM Management Services for hybrid multicloud and 5G edge, drives software virtualization and cloud adoption for access, edge, and core technologies.

What you get with services for software-defined WAN

SD WAN Managed Services

Managed SD WAN offerings which transform traditional WAN into policy-based, application-aware virtualized routing solutions over a variety of connections.

Cloud Connect

Software defined interconnection to major cloud and SaaS providers. Accelerate application and data traffic to ensure peak performance of applications and improve the user experience across any network.

Edge Network

Strategic carrier points of presence, low-latency network, on demand bandwidth, express cloud and SaaS connectivity for edge applications and use cases.

Benefits

Improve global agility and cloud access

A vendor agnostic software-defined approach helps combine network services and uses IBM's proven platform to establish access to hundreds of cloud services globally.

Seamless movement of data and apps across a hybrid-cloud environment

IBM Global Network Peering Platform provides automated aggregation, SD WAN services in a hybrid cloud environment. Carrier neutral collocation interconnect multiple carrier networks, cloud and SaaS providers and internet connections across geographies.

Global visibility

Offers a single pane of glass for all event correlation, applications, devices and locations. Reduces time to market for new services. Configures new services through a browser-based control panel.

Network modernization: Learn what’s essential for digital transformation and multicloud

As the cloud story evolves towards digitization, network plays a key role in this journey. In this POV paper, IDC examines why extensive network transformation must accompany digital transformation and how IBM seeks to help enterprises address changing architectural and operational requirements from the multicloud data center network to the WAN.

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