Light Reading

Nuage Scores SDN Deal

Light Reading
News Wire Feed
Light Reading
1/17/2014
50%
50%

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced that UPMC has selected its software-defined networking platform for deployment in the health system’s backup network. After successful staging and verification, UPMC will begin a multi-year transition to Nuage Networks solutions for the rest of its datacenter network infrastructure to support the increased demand from employees, patients, hospitals, and healthcare insurers.

Challenged with static provisioning models and unused capacity, UPMC, which has a long-time strategic partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, will be deploying Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) and 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG).

“UPMC carries critical medical information in our datacenters and across our network. To meet the demand from our growing community of users, and to ensure the most effective handling of critical information, we looked to eliminate static provisioning models and to strengthen our network capacity and flexibility across our datacenter networks,” said Bill Hanna, Vice President of Technical Services at UPMC.

The Nuage Networks SDN solution provides datacenter network virtualization and automation that transforms UPMC’s datacenters into a reflexive environment that instantaneously establishes the network services required to deliver cloud applications across thousands of tenants in a policy-driven manner. Under the contract, Nuage Networks will provide a solution consisting of:

Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP): An SDN solution that fully automates datacenter networks, creating secure “slices” for each user group or tenant while reducing provisioning time from days to seconds. The software-based product components of VSP used by UPMC include:

  • Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Controller (VSC): Serves as the robust control plane of the datacenter network, maintaining a full per-tenant view of network and service topologies. Through network APIs using interfaces, such as Openflow, the VSC programs the datacenter network independently from the datacenter networking hardware.
  • Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Directory (VSD): Serves as a policy, business logic & analytics engine for the abstract definition of network services. Through RESTful APIs to the VSD, administrators can define and refine service designs and incorporate enterprise policies.

    Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG): Working in concert with Nuage Networks VSP, the 7850 VSG provides an ideal alternative for companies with a significant investment in non-virtualized assets that want to leverage automation and control across their virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructures. It allows UPMC to establish policies to be instantiated and enforced across all of its assets, within and across private and shared datacenter facilities, regardless of whether the servers or appliances are virtualized.

    Nuage Networks

    (1)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    sam masud
    50%
    50%
    sam masud,
    User Rank: Light Sabre
    1/17/2014 | 2:40:56 PM
    Out the gate
    I believe this will be the first commercial deployment of Nuage's SDN solution (or at least the first publicly announced deployment). Looks like a pretty signifant win for ALU even though initially it quite understandably will be for the backup network
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
    Between the CEOs
    Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

    4|28|15   |   10:32   |   (1) comment


    Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

    4|27|15   |   05:30   |   (0) comments


    Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
    LRTV Documentaries
    CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

    4|23|15   |   05:41   |   (1) comment


    Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
    LRTV Interviews
    Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

    4|23|15   |   08:19   |   (1) comment


    In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
    LRTV Interviews
    Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

    4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


    In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
    LRTV Documentaries
    LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

    4|20|15   |   4:20   |   (0) comments


    Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
    LRTV Documentaries
    The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

    4|17|15   |   4:43   |   (0) comments


    Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
    LRTV Documentaries
    AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

    4|16|15   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


    Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
    LRTV Documentaries
    AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

    4|15|15   |   2:42   |   (4) comments


    Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Data Center Power Play

    4|15|15   |   6:22   |   (0) comments


    Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

    4|15|15   |   2:02   |   (0) comments


    TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
    LRTV Documentaries
    A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

    4|15|15   |   3:17   |   (0) comments


    Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
    Upcoming Live Events
    May 6, 2015, Georgia World Congress, Atlanta, GA
    May 12, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
    May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
    June 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    June 9, 2015, Chicago, IL
    June 10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
    October 6, 2015, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
    November 11-12, 2015, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Infographics
    In its latest survey covering network operators' plans and strategies for ICT transformation, Heavy Reading asked telecom operators worldwide to identify the most important goals and objectives for their ICT transformation initiatives. Heavy Reading also asked operators about the importance of a "digital first" strategy, which enables customers to complete an interaction across different digital channels, such as web and mobile self-service and social media.
    Hot Topics
    Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
    Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/24/2015
    Comcast Reportedly Dropping $45B TWC Bid
    Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/23/2015
    Adtran Is Developing White Box GPON Tech
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/24/2015
    Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here
    Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/22/2015
    Amazon Earnings: What to Watch For
    Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/23/2015
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed
    Webinar Archive
    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
    Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
    Cats with Phones
    Cats Using Technology for Good, for Once Click Here