Feb 16, 2010 12:01 PM by Greg Boyce
IBM announced Tuesday it has acquired Intelliden Inc., a provider of intelligent network automation software that enables organizations such as telecommunications companies to configure, manage and scale their networks. Intelliden, a privately held company, is based in Menlo Park, California and has a facility in Colorado Springs.
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.
According to an IBM news release, the acquisition is expected to further strengthen the IBM 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.