Intelligent Fabric awarded enterprise data center excellence

01/18/2016



Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise networks deliver enterprise data center innovation


TMCnet infoTECH data center award 2015
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.”

About Us
Our company is a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions and services, from the office to the cloud, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Building on our established heritage of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, we operate globally with 2700+ employees in 100+ countries worldwide, with headquarters near Paris, France.

With communications, networking and cloud solutions for business of all sizes, our team of technology experts, service professionals, and 2900+ partners serves more than 830,000 customers worldwide, tailoring and adapting our solutions and services to local requirements. This provides tangible business outcomes through personalized connected experiences for customers and end users.

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About TMC
Global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. This presents branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities for vendors/sellers.

TMC’s Marketplaces:
• Unique, turnkey Online Communities boost search results, establish market validation, elevate brands and thought leadership, while minimizing ad-blocking.
• Custom Lead Programs uncover sales opportunities and build databases.
• In-Person and Online Events boost brands, enhance thought leadership and generate leads.
• Publications, Display Advertising and Newsletters bolster brand reputations.
• Custom Content provides expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts.
• Comprehensive Event and Road Show Management Services help companies meet potential clients and generate leads face-to-face.

For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

For more information:
Rebecca Conyngham, TMC Contact                               Tracy Dupree
Marketing Manager                                                             Media Relations, ALE
203-852-6800, ext. 287                                                      818 878 4408
rconyngham@tmcnet.com                                                tracy.dupree@al-enterprise.com