IBM SDN for Virtual Environments, KVM and VMware Editions

Highlights

Data centre networks today need to be agile and responsive while supporting a huge growth in data, the number of devices attaching to their network, and the mobility of an increasing number of users. Advances in virtualisation are moving toward a software defined model where compute, storage, and network resources are provisioned at the request of applications and guided by orchestration managers. IBM is focusing on developing technologies that will help our clients build a Software Defined Environment (SDE) that optimises their IT infrastructure and increases automation.

One proof point is IBM SDN for Virtual Environments which creates a more responsive network infrastructure by creating virtual networks for dynamic workloads. This virtual network is isolated from the physical network much like a virtual machine is isolated from its host server hardware. IBM SDN for Virtual Environments includes a rich set of APIs for easy integration with orchestration managers. This approach provides several advantages:

Product features

Software summary

Feature Benefits
Deploy virtual networks
Optimised Layer 3 virtual networking
Independence from physical network
Multi-tenancy—IP and MAC address reuse across virtual networks
Highly available
Northbound API support
Asynchronous configuration
Highly scalable
VLAN Gateway
IP Gateway
Management Console
Managed Layer 2/3 distributed virtual switch

Ordering

Use the following information for ordering the KVM and VMware editions of IBM SDN for Virtual Environments.

VMware Edition Licensing – subscription and support Program Number US, Canada, AP and Japan order number Latin America and EMEA order number
1-year 5641-DS6 00AJ741 00AJ744
3-year 5641-DS7 00AJ742 00AJ745
5-year 5641-DS8 00AJ743 00AJ746
Note: licensing is per populated socket
KVM Edition Licensing – subscription and support Program number US, Canada, AP and Japan order number Latin America and EMEA order number
1-year 5641-SD4 00JX603 00JX609
3-year 5641-SD5 00JX604 00JX610
5-year 5641-SD6 00JX605 00JX611
Note: licensing is per managed switch

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