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IBM Buys Intelliden To Improve Network Automation

By Mike Sachoff

IBM has announced it has acquired network automation software firm Intelliden and will integrate the company's technology into its Tivoli Software.

Financial terms of the purchase were not released.

Intelliden provides network automation solutions, which are becoming more important for enterprises to automate the configuration of thousands of manually managed network devices like hubs, routers and switches from dozens of vendors.

Analysts estimate more than 60 percent of network outages are caused by manual configuration errors. By acquiring this automation technology, IBM aims to help clients improve network service availability, decrease risk through compliance reporting and improve staff efficiency.

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This acquisition is expected to further strengthen the IBM service management portfolio by offering, comprehensive solutions for automation and optimization of digital and physical assets. This includes full-service lifecycle management of network devices, IT, data center and physical assets as diverse as water mains, railway cars and even door locks.

"The typical company is managing a more complex and ever changing infrastructure-stretched across digital and physical assets," said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM Tivoli software.

"Companies are managing a virtualized computing layer that more than ever relies on the network. Intelliden's intelligent network automation is an important addition to IBM's portfolio to extend automation across all business and IT assets."

About the Author:
Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.
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