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Juniper unveils IBM OEM deal

01 Mar 2010

Juniper Networks and IBM have signed an IBM Tivoli OEM agreement that enables Juniper to license and integrate Tivoli software into its open application networking platform for partners and clients.

Juniper will integrate IBM Tivoli Netcool service management software into its Junos Space application platform to help customers easily develop applications that leverage the network. IBM's Tivoli Netcool software gives customers real-time, centralised monitoring and network discovery capabilities.

"We are working with Juniper to drive value for customers, enabling them to reduce costs, improve service and manage risk," said Al Zollar, VP 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."

Scott Janney, Director of Strategic Alliance, Juniper Networks added, “Our combined solution enables customers to simplify network operations and rapidly scale services, which improves the resilience, economics and experience of their networking infrastructures."

Last July Juniper and IBM announced they intend to broaden their strategic relationship through an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement.