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Web 2.0 Journal: Redback Networks Extends Relationship with IBM
IBM Applications On Demand Services Enable Rapid Application Development and Deployment
Jun. 15, 2006 10:30 AM
Redback Networks announced that it has extended its existing relationship with IBM for the use of IBM's Applications On Demand Services. Redback believes that utilizing IBM's services will allow Redback to further focus on developing innovative IP-based products and services for its service provider client base. Redback products allow its customers to significantly lower the total cost of ownership of next generation smart broadband networks.
"The IBM relationship helps to enable us to focus on investing in our goal of remaining at the leading edge of our industry by developing innovative products," said Ebrahim Abbasi, Redback senior vice president of operations, information technology and customer service. "As the company grows, scaling our operations with providers such as IBM gives us the infrastructure to service our customer base smoothly."
Under the relationship, IBM will continue to manage Redback's core business applications and IT infrastructure. In working with IBM, Redback has realized operational savings, which Redback believes will help the company to scale to customer needs over time. IBM will continue to utilize its deep industry expertise and knowledge of various third-party applications and combine these with its Applications On Demand services to enable rapid deployment and development of these tools to help Redback drive its core business.
"Redback Networks is focused on remaining the leader in its marketplace," said George Kadifa, general manager, Applications On Demand, IBM. "In assisting Redback with the technology backbone and providing our application management expertise, we are helping Redback to focus its resources on growing and operating the business," he continued.
In response to clients grappling with the high cost and complexity of managing their enterprise applications and the increasing demand for hosted applications, IBM developed the Applications On Demand platform. This has automated many components of application hosting and management which enables the service to be more reliable and cost-effective than those applications managed "in-house," especially for mid-sized businesses. Clients can purchase application and hosting services from IBM by choosing from a "menu" of service options that are modular and allow for flexibility in the service, depending on the clients' needs, as well as further development services.