IBM has announced another new acquisition. This time the company is Intelliden, a network automation software vendor. IBM plans to integrate the Intelliden’s technology into its Tivoli Software group. As noted in the news report on Computer World, financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“‘Analysts estimate that more than 60 percent of network outages are caused by manual configuration errors,’ IBM said in the acquisition announcement. ‘By acquiring this automation technology, IBM aims to help clients improve network service availability, decrease risk through compliance reporting and improve staff efficiency.’
“Intelliden recently released iAudit, a free cloud-based application that checks network device configurations against guidelines set by vendors such as Cisco and Juniper. Intelliden’s products also include software that automates management of operating systems in multi-vendor networks; automation of network change and configuration management; and dynamic provisioning of network resources.”