IBM System Networking

Accelerate deployment and optimise efficiency with a simplified fabric infrastructure

Get your network infrastructure software defined ready

The IBM SDN for Virtual Environments family provides a common, unified SDN architecture that brings together the benefits of network virtualisation and a programmable network fabric via OpenFlow. From a single management console clients will be able to deploy large fabrics, program OpenFlow devices and build integrated overlay networks across hypervisors.

The SDN VE architecture is:

SDN is an integral component of a Software Defined Environment (SDE) and plays a critical role in enabling organisations to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible. SDE optimises your compute, storage and networking infrastructure so it can adapt to the type of work required. Learn more (US).


SDN-VE PLATFORM SDNapp NetworkVirtualisation OpenFlow Networks


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All about the rise of SDN

IDC’s Whitepaper examines factors behind the rise of SDN, how SDN fits into SDE and some of the enterprise challenges solved by SDN.

Simplified. Responsive. Adaptive.

Learn how SDN can help your IT infrastructure today and in the future.

The OpenDaylight Project & IBM

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An Insight into IBM’s SDN Strategy

Inder Gopal, VP IBM System Networking, talks with ESG about IBM’s SDN strategy.

Learn about IBM’s new unified SDN Controller for Software Defined Infrastructures

Charles Ferland, SDN expert, talks about IBM’s new SDN solutions for Software Defined Infrastructures.

IBM Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions


Understand how SDN solutions from IBM can help your network.

How can SDN help CIOs?

Charles Ferland

In this Lippis podcast, Charles Ferland, IBM SDN expert, discusses reasons why CIOs should care about SDN.