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LAS VEGAS, - 23 Feb 2010: Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an OEM agreement that enables Juniper to license and integrate IBM software into its open application networking platform for partners and clients.
With today's news, Juniper plans to integrate IBM Tivoli Netcool service management software into its Junos Space application platform that will allow customers to more easily develop applications that leverage the network.
Expected to be available in third-quarter 2010, Juniper's new Junos Space Fault Suite will provide enterprises and communication service providers with a turnkey fault and network management solution that is cost-effective, scalable and highly upgradeable. IBM's Tivoli Netcool software allows customers to gain real-time, centralized monitoring and network discovery capabilities. The software helps service providers operate more effectively by gaining greater network intelligence and business insight into their networking infrastructures.
"We are working with Juniper to drive value for customers, enabling them to reduce costs, improve service and manage risk," said Al Zollar, vice president and general manager, IBM Tivoli. "With this new OEM agreement, the combined strengths of Juniper's open network application platform and IBM's Tivoli technology allow customers to enable new services and revenue streams while improving the operational management of their networking infrastructures."
"Juniper Networks and IBM share a common vision on developing next-generation platforms that enable new services, new experiences and new business models," said Mike Harding, vice president and general manager of the Junos Space Business Unit at Juniper Networks. "Our combined solution enables customers to simplify network operations and rapidly scale services, which improves the resilience, economics and experience of their networking infrastructures."
Juniper's Junos Space will include IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and Network Manager technology to help service providers manage service quality and reduce operational costs and time-to-market. IBM Tivoli Netcool software helps more than 100 service providers address emerging opportunities in next-generation network transformation, fixed/mobile convergence and IP Multimedia Subsystems deployment. To learn more, click here: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/omnibus-network-mgr/.
Since 2007, the two companies have been working on joint technology solutions, standards development, network management and managed security services. To learn more about the expanded IBM and Juniper relationship, click here: http://www.juniper.net/ibm.
About Juniper Networks
From devices to data centers, from consumers to the cloud, Juniper Networks delivers innovative software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. The company serves more than 30,000 customers and partners worldwide, and generated more than $3 billion in revenue over the last year. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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