IBM System Networking

Accelerate deployment and optimize 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 virtualization 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 organizations to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible. SDE optimizes your compute, storage and networking infrastructure so it can adapt to the type of work required. Learn more.


SDN-VE PLATFORM SDNapp NetworkVirtualization 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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Enabling business agility with SDN

IDC Analyst Brad Casemore talks about the value of SDN

IBM Software Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions


Understand how SDN solutions from IBM can help your network.

No hidden agendas

It's hard to have a hidden agenda when you have open standards and open source. An interview with Inder Gopal by TelecomTV at ONS 2014.

An Insight into IBM’s SDN Strategy

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