Paul Parker-Johnson, who leads ACG’s cloud computing and data center virtualization market research said, "On its first birthday Nuage has much to celebrate and much to look forward to as well. It has delivered on its founding visions of multi-hypervisor, open orchestration, open networking and diverse physical + virtual system integrations. It has earned its place in demanding customer cloud and virtual data center environments such as TELUS, Numergy, NTT and UPMC. And with its robust policy and protocol assets it is poised to tackle growing customer requirements for multi-data center, multi-cloud integration; expanded use of policies in service automation; and growth in deployment of virtual network functions in SP cloud and data center services. Addressing those challenges will require the type of imagination, problem solving, multi-disciplinary talent, and concentration on customer critical success factors that Nuage has demonstrated to date."
BBVA Digital Bank
“We are excited about this latest innovation from Nuage Networks. Extending SDN network automation capabilities to BBVA cloud regions will allow us to turn up and adapt our network services in a far more timely and efficient way, streamlining operations and improving our agility by automating network connectivity and services in a policy-based fashion that aligns with our business objectives.” - Pascual de Juan, Global Head of Innovation in Technologies at BBVA Digital Bank.
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CTCC, the Cloud Computing Branch of China Telecom
"We are pleased that Nuage Networks has helped us to achieve scalability in our cloud infrastructure and improve the availability of the services. We can now offer our customers self-serve public cloud services in a more secure and dynamic way, giving them services that are tailored to meet their unique business requirements." - Guang Xiaoming, Chief Technology Officer of CTCC
“Enterprises building and expanding their clouds are increasingly calling for better visibility and correlation between network overlays and the physical systems that underlay them. Without this tight coupling between overlay and underlay, the ultimate benefits that SDN can bring won’t be attainable. It is good to see Nuage Networks extend the thinking around this important area." - Ben Kepes, Founder and Principal of Diversity Limited.
“At Exponential-e we are operating in a very competitive market and pride ourselves on delivering the most innovative and differentiated services. As such, we are pleased to trial the Nuage Networks SDN solution to meet the dynamic needs of our customers.” Mukesh Bavisi, Managing Director, Exponential-e
"Nuage Networks ties the business together. Standing on its own within the SDN overlay market is Nuage Networks, a fully funded venture exclusively by Alcatel-Lucent. While the rest of the market is tackling hybrid cloud issues or hybrid WAN connections at the branch office, Nuage is the first to align to Forrester’s third virtual network infrastructure tenet — an enterprise-wide fabric of horizontally interconnected components."
Source: Vendor Landscape: Software-Defined Networking Overlay Solutions
Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks at IDC comments that: “In recent customer surveys and market engagements, IDC has noted that overlay-based network virtualization is drawing interest and adoption from a growing constellation of customers with increasingly virtualized application workloads. Perhaps not surprisingly, Nuage Networks also has gained significant momentum since its launch a year ago, achieving customer adoption at large enterprises, cloud providers, and traditional telecom providers. With a common policy framework that addresses both virtualized and physical workloads, Nuage Networks is tackling a range of hybrid cloud environments that require an underlying network infrastructure capable of supporting secure multi-tenant services.”
“As we have moved rapidly into SDN deployments in the last year, enterprises are now seeing SDN applicability and value extending beyond the data center to their WAN and branch locations. With its Virtualized Network Services (VNS), Nuage Networks is addressing this demand, offering enterprises a new operational model for delivering and consuming cloud services consistently from private & public data centers to their branch locations and distributed users. Within this context, a comprehensive application-centric policy framework can significantly simplify today¹s complex networking workflows, deliver greater agility, and result in compelling OPEX savings.” - Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC.
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“The term “SDN” has different meanings for various groups. However, with Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent’s strategy seems to be taking a bigger, more holistic approach, in essence redefining how both carrier and enterprise networks are built. In my view, Nuage Networks will allow operators to incorporate, operate, and provision data center cloud services as an integral part of their network services, rather than as an “attachment” to their network.” Michael Howard, Principal Analyst & Co-Founder, Infonetics Research
“From our SDN surveys, enterprises and global service providers understand that automation through network abstraction will deliver benefits in operational efficiency and shorter time to new revenue. A hybrid architecture integrating virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure will make SDN practical now. The Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway fits this market requirement for a high performance gateway using time-tested software on performance optimized hardware. Nuage Networks is an innovative entrant in the SDN market that will grow over the next decade.” Cliff Grossner Ph.D., Directing Analyst Data Center and Cloud, Infonetics
“As part of our business service portfolio, we are evaluating different deployment models to meet the expanding needs of our enterprise customers. We are looking towards network automation that is programmable and can be dynamically tailored to the unique business requirements of our customers. We applaud the extension of Nuage Networks SDN solution to include policy-driven network services to connect the enterprise branch to the cloud.” - Drew Gilpin, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kordia New Zealand.
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"KT is happy to collaborate on our NFV proof of concept with Alcatel- Lucent who has been delivering open and integrated NFV and SDN products. We expect this collaboration will help us create converged services for Gigatopia era and develop new revenue generation models.” - HongBeom Jeon, Head of Technology Infra Laboratory Center
“We are pleased to implement the Nuage Networks product suite in our cloud infrastructure. The Nuage Networks SDN technology allows us to address key performance and compatibility requirements for an open environment. This will allow us to virtualize our infrastructure and to offer our customers cloud services in a more dynamic way.” Erik Beauvalot, Chief Operating Officer, Numergy.
“We are pleased to implement Nuage Networks with OpenStack in our cloud infrastructure. The Nuage Networks SDN technology allows us to offer our customers cloud services in a more dynamic way, giving them the capability to reduce their time-to-market with a programmable and automated networking environment,” Octave Klaba, CEO of OVH.
“As they transition to a virtualized server environment and cloud services, data center operators are looking for a networking platform that supports operational efficiency and can quickly adapt to application needs. Nuage Networks has responded to this requirement with a programmable SDN-based solution to virtualize and automate networks that can work in open environments. Data center operators should find the Nuage Networks solution intriguing.” David Krozier, Principal Analyst, Ovum
"It would not be an exaggeration to say that Nuage Networks has contributed mightily to parent company Alcatel-Lucent’s resurgence. Stratecast knew, when selecting Nuage for its 10 to Watch in 2014, that the company’s initial focus and impact would be in the enterprise cloud. However, we believed that impact would create sufficient awareness in telecom operations that it would be worth watching. Nuage did not disappoint. After much success in enterprise and cloud networks, Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks, announced in the fall of 2014 that it was time for Nuage to expand its scope to branch networking (SDN in all branches of networks, not just data centers), and help CSPs embrace the cloud and SDN to better address the needs of the enterprise market in this way." - Tim McElligott, Senior Consulting Analyst at Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan.
“UPMC has been a leader in virtualizing our data centers to provide fast, reliable and flexible services to our clinicians and other customers in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. With the Nuage Networks SDN solution, we hope to further our strategy of using smart technology to support patient-centered, accountable care.” Bill Hanna, Vice President of IT Infrastructure at UPMC.