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Nuage Unveils SDN Gateway

Alcatel-Lucent SDN venture Nuage Networks enhances its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) with the 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG).

September 25, 2013

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) venture focused on software defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced it is offering customers the ability to extend the benefits of automation and instantaneous network establishment across their entire geo-distributed datacenter infrastructure.

For the significant installed base of non-virtualized (“bare metal”) datacenter equipment, the Nuage solution provides a full range of alternatives that integrate those assets seamlessly into the pool of resources that can be leveraged to deliver applications for user groups as quickly and securely as they are needed.

Today’s CIOs and cloud service providers are looking to cloud architectures to deploy applications most rapidly while maintaining security and compliance. Technologies like SDN help them to make their datacenter network instantaneous and boundary-less. The Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) fully automates the datacenter network, creating secure “slices” for each user group or tenant while reducing provisioning time from days to seconds.

Recognizing that large enterprises are in various stages of virtualizing datacenter and network assets and that cloud service providers are eager to connect managed hosting services to public clouds Nuage Networks has enhanced its VSP offering to include a high performance gateway called the 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG). Working in concert with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform (VSP), the 7850 VSG provides an ideal alternative for companies with a significant investment in non-virtualized assets who want to leverage automation and control across their virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructures. It allows CIOs to establish policies to be instantiated and enforced across all of the company’s assets, within and across private and shared datacenter facilities, regardless of whether the servers or appliances are virtualized.

In this way, Nuage Networks removes yet another constraint for broad-based adoption of cloud services for large enterprises and cloud service providers who can now make their datacenter networks as responsive as applications and their users need them to be, all while extending a common policy framework across the breadth of their datacenter network assets.

Nuage Networks is working with leading companies in key verticals such as healthcare, financial services and utilities, as well as web-scale companies and cloud service providers, who are evaluating the benefits of its VSP solution to scale their cloud offers and provide instant, secure connectivity across massive multi-tenant infrastructures. Key Facts About Nuage Networks 7850 VSG:

  • Delivers a terabit of capacity in a single rack unit, with full switching and routing capabilities for multi-tenant environments, to ensure that the entire network infrastructure, virtualized and bare metal alike, is fully automated and virtualized.

    • Already entering trials with customers worldwide, the 7850 VSG will be commercially available later this year (Q4 2013).

    • Nuage Networks covers the full range of bare metal integration options. In addition to the Virtual Routing & Switching Gateway (VRS-G software gateway) which is ideal for environments with low density of bare metal servers & appliances, and support for 3rd-party hardware VTEPs from ecosystem partners, the Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Service Gateway (VSG) provides a high-performance gateway for large multi-tenanted datacenter environments and colocation sites.

      Brad Casemore, Research Director of Datacenter Networks at IDC: “Even though application workloads are increasingly virtualized, non-virtualized workloads will be with us for a long time. Recognizing the need to support both bare-metal workloads and virtualized workloads, Nuage Networks’ approach to network virtualization includes software gateways and white-box gateways as well as high-performance gateways, enabling customers to expand their virtualized workloads while incorporating their non-virtualized assets as they advance toward the full business value that can be derived from the hybrid cloud.”

      Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks: “We are committed to removing the constraints that keep networks from being as dynamic, responsive and instantaneous as cloud applications need them to be. By offering the full range of options for seamlessly integrating bare metal appliances, we allow our customers to reap the benefits of automated and template-driven deployment of applications under a common policy driven framework across all their workloads. We are excited to have removed yet another key barrier.”

      Nuage Networks

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