The Intelligent Fabric technology from ALE has been recognized by infoTECH and TMCnet with an award for data center excellence and innovation.
2015 InfoTech Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award recognizes Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise innovation
ALE, operating under the brand Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric technology as a 2015 Data Center Excellence Award winner, presented by infoTECH Spotlight.
The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric technology simplifies network operations with game changing automation that improves the agility of the entire IT operations. Built on the Application Fluent Network strategy, the Intelligent Fabric delivers a resilient, flexible and high capacity network infrastructure. The technology automates deployment and provides self-healing network fabric capabilities to reduce IT workload. It is currently available on the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6900, OmniSwitch 6860 and OmniSwitch 10K Ethernet LAN platforms and managed using the OmniVista® 2500 NMS platform.
A key Intelligent Fabric differentiator is the integrated VxLAN overlay gateway support, which provides full visibility into the overlay applications. The Intelligent Fabric also automates adds/moves/changes of applications via Virtual Network Profile (VNP) capabilities, while also delivering visibility and predictive reports of network performance. In addition, the Intelligent Fabric supports programmability by OpenStack®, OpenFlow® and on board Python scripting, enabling simplified and flexible network services usage by application developers.
“The Intelligent Fabric (iFab) technology addresses IT administrators concerns on how to maximize operations for enterprise data centers. iFab accelerates project deployment time by reducing provisioning to hours rather than days and lowers costs by providing better integration of applications and data center management. With the data analytics gathered from the infrastructure management system, a business can make timely decisions about network investments and budget,” said Stephane Robineau, Executive Vice President of ALE Network business.
The 2015 Data Center Excellence Award recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center vendors who offer infrastructure or software, servers or cooling systems, cabling or management applications.
“Alcatel Lucent Enterprise solutions exemplify commitment to quality and innovation in the development of the enterprise data center industry,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to witnessing continued excellence from Alcatel Lucent Enterprise innovation and their efforts toward improving the future of the data center industry.”
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