IBM Champions IP Convergence
The company is rolling out products and services based on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystems that aim to speed the migration from legacy telephone facilities to converged infrastructure.To hasten the telephone industrys migration to IP infrastructure, IBM today is heralding a new line of IMS-based offerings. The Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystems products and services aim to speed the migration from legacy telephone facilities to converged infrastructure by using open standards to integrate components from the two environments, according to officials at the Armonk, N.Y., company. Specific offerings, which the company has not elaborated on, will include hardware and software that help service providers create an IMS-compliant delivery platform. The technology will operate on IBMs eServer BladeCenter T and CarrierGrade Linux platforms.
The IMS technology will be sold in components to reduce the cost of integration and to allow a service provider to upgrade its network in a way that is custom-tailored to its own environment. The technology leverages the current framework to ensure continuity