As anticipated since we first announced our partnership with BT Global Services to create a next-generation cloud-based SD-WAN service, BT announced this week the launch of this service and its availability to global customers. Equipment for the new service, named Agile Connect, is currently live within the networks of several large global organizations and is now ready for volume deployment for existing and new customers. This represents an important milestone in our partnership with BT, after [...]
Many organizations, even those not typically associated with technology, are migrating to the cloud. This trend is growing because the cloud offers increased flexibility and agility. Last year, 89% of the enterprises adopted public cloud, and 71% a hybrid cloud model.
With this mass migration, organizations have more segments to manage and more potential blind spots in their networks. Organizations also need to ensure compliance and security policies are extended to public cloud workloa [...]
In today’s world of distributed denial of service (DDoS), malware, and phishing attacks, along with web application layer breaches and more, businesses are constantly facing evolving security threats. Indeed, 2016 was a defining year for security earning the title “The year of the mega breach.” Underscoring this notoriety, the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index cited more than 4 billion record leaks, more than the previous two years combined. Faced with these facts and figures, is [...]
Recently, Nuage Networks has extended its Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform to include Hyper-V support. As such, VXLAN overlay networks can be stretched across KVM, VMware, Hyper-V hypervisors and hardware VTEPs – all provisioned out of the same network policy system.
In this post, we are going to look how the Nuage Networks SDN for Hyper-V integration looks like, and we will demonstrate how to network across a heterogeneous environment of Hyper-V, KVM, VMware and Bar [...]
Coming out of last months Dockercon conference, a number of interesting trends are taking shape on the container networking front. SDxCentral reported on the push to standardize one of a couple of container networking models, called CNI, here. Standardizing networking and orchestration in the container space will really help take the technology mainstream and build a healthy ecosystem of technology providers. It might be a good time to provide a little history and context to these standardizatio [...]
Cloud architectures allow automated, on-demand delivery of applications and services, flexibly deployed across large, cost-effective resource pools, whether on-premises or from service providers. The automation and delivery of on- demand services are driving previously unimagined business agility and a new generation of business applications and revenue opportunities. Organizations must often weigh the trade-offs of additional complexity and overhead of an on-premises private cloud, with the lim [...]
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is disrupting the networking industry as never before. SDN started as an academic exercise to separate the control plane from the data plane in networking devices but found it’s bearing as a way to automate and instantiate network state in highly scaled and dynamic datacenter/cloud environments. The use cases for SDN in the datacenter span from IaaS, PaaS and Service Chaining to Datacenter Interconnect, Hybrid cloud and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization).
Vodafone today announced a key partnership with Nuage Networks and Nokia to bring SDN and SD-WAN technology to multiple networking initiatives to improve network automation, virtualization and cloud infrastructure. The initial Nuage Networks deployment will be in live SDN deployments supporting applications in the Vodafone datacenters.
The SDN deployments are part of the larger Vodafone Ocean framework for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) transformation. Vodafone Ocean is a group-wide t [...]
Nokia partner IBM will be holding their largest user conference, IBM InterConnect, next month, March 19-23, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort. On Wednesday, March 22. I will be presenting a talk titled, “Automating Hybrid Cloud Networking within and across Enterprise Data Centers, Branches and Clouds”, at 9:00 AM. [Update 3/6: The presentation will now be delivered by Toshal Dudhwala, Business Development Manager, Nuage Networks.]
The talk will focus on achieving seamless network au [...]
Over the last few releases, we have been enhancing our support for container networking and security policies. We described the Nuage Networks VSP 4.0 functionality in previous blog posts, and here we will go into further detail on container-related capabilities.
Containers are well on their way to adoption in production environments, not only in startups, but also in enterprises and service providers. Over the past year, container orchestration has seen a lot of innovation across different [...]