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IBM Network Integration Services for data center networks - private optical networking

IBM United States Services Announcement 608-029
May 06, 2008

 
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IBM® Network Integration Services for data center networks - private optical networking is designed to provide you with the following services to support your private optical network connectivity between data centers:

  • Architecture and design
  • Integration and deployment

For a detailed description of this service, refer to the Description section of this announcement.


 
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May 6, 2008


 
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Architecture and design

  • Data collection and analysis
    • Collect data using a combination of documented reviews, interviews, empirical data-gathering tools, and workshops
    • Analyze the collected data to establish your data center networking requirements
    • Develop guiding principles
    • Determine architectural building blocks and a conceptual design
    • Determine the generic components required, such as routers and switches
    • Evaluate and select vendors and products
    • Finalize design

Integration and deployment

  • Network design validation
    • Understand and review your business objectives, security, and networking requirements
  • Ordering support and procurement
    • Manage the ordering and procurement of network hardware, software, services, and supplies
    • Manage inventory, receiving, tracking, warehousing, and shipping logistics
  • Power on and testing
    • Test all components for out-of-the-box failures
    • Replace failed components prior to their scheduled installation and configuration dates
  • Site readiness assessment
    • Verify the installation site or sites are ready for your networking design deployment
  • Non-production functional testing
    • Verify the operational functionality of critical design elements
    • Identify networking operational issues that could affect the deployment of the network
    • Build the non-production test environment
    • Prepare networking for testing
    • Conduct networking tests
  • Deployment preparation
    • Complete the development of network deployment procedures and processes for limited and full production deployments
    • Complete configuration procedures
    • Prepare IT management environment
    • Finalize acceptance and completion criteria
  • Limited production pilot test
    • Validate the design in a limited deployment of the network in a production environment
  • Full-production deployment
    • Set up and install equipment and components
    • Install and connect cabling components
    • Test and verify correct network communication
    • Test functionality and failure recovery
    • Test performance and capacity
    • Test systems management

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For pricing information, contact your IBM representative.

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