IBM to Acquire Intelliden
IBM announced today it has acquired Intelliden Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network automation software.
Intelliden is a privately held company based in Menlo Park, Calif. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Intelliden provides network automation solutions, which are becoming essential for enterprises to automate the configuration of thousands of manually managed network devices like hubs, routers and switches from dozens of vendors.
These solutions also can automate an array of network services that are increasingly important to virtual and cloud-based applications.
Analysts estimate that 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.
Intelliden’s solutions have been proven at leading service providers and enterprises including Cbeyond, Scotia Capital, Telecom Italia and TELUS.
This acquisition is expected to further strengthen IBM’s service management portfolio by offering unmatched, 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.
Intelliden technology will be integrated into IBM Tivoli Software, which helps clients integrate service delivery across organizational boundaries – providing the visibility, control and automation to accelerate business growth.
The IBM Software Group has made more than 50 acquisitions since 2003.
This acquisition comes just a few days in advance of the IBM Pulse 2010 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, which will focus on service management and related topics.