Guest blog by Chadie Ghadie, Director, Professional Services PLM, Nuage Networks and Tom Anderson, Director, North American Cloud Practice, Red Hat
Having spoken to many customers in the last year, a common message we hear is that enterprise IT is becoming increasingly complicated with multiple inter-working systems. This is the nature of how these systems were built over multiple years, or cobbled together following mergers or acquisitions.
With the shift to cloud, these IT systems have b [...]
Yesterday, as part of Tech Field Day NFD10, we announced a new community project to allow developers and our customers to customize the Nuage Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) to their environments. Through this github collaboration, custom scripts for network automation, control or visibility can be developed and shared by our customer community.
Through the vspk (Nuage VSP SDK), Nuage users can
Download the latest & most useful tools to make their Nuage experience as smooth as [...]
It’s great to be coming back to OpenStack Silicon Valley for another year. This conference has been a good opportunity for the OpenStack community to get together in a smaller venue than the summits. Thanks to Mirantis for organizing it again. For those of us who have feet in both the OpenStack development and the community worlds, it’s also nice to be able to focus on just the community and the ecosystem as compared to the split brain of the summits.
The focus this year is on containers [...]
Guest blog by Johnray Fuller, Solutions Architect, Red Hat and Senad Palislamovic, Director, Systems Engineering, Nuage Networks
Perhaps no vertical illustrates volatility and global competitiveness better than the financial services industry. The global recession has taken its toll; slow growth, customer distrust and a more aggressive regulatory environment. Financial services companies need modern technologies that foster dynamic business operations—technologies like open, hybrid clouds w [...]
I’ve managed, marketed, and implemented quite a few application and infrastructure offerings in the course of my career. This varied set of experiences has taught me that the line between a robust product and a true platform can be fuzzy.
For example, it’s frequently difficult to tell if a given offering is a product dressed as a platform or a platform that’s dressed as a product. Similarly, it’s hard to figure out if an offering is a true Software Defined Networking [...]
Guest blog by Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, Virtualization, Red Hat and Charles Ferland, Vice President, Business Development, Nuage Networks
Cloud has won the hearts and minds of enterprise IT shops across industries, and they’re looking for next-generation telecommunications services to support these cloud computing environments. As such, telecommunications providers need to embrace the distributed nature of cloud-based service offerings, to launch network services targeted for c [...]
Virtualization brought significant changes in networking by moving the edge of the network in the server itself. This led to a significant increase of network endpoints and new requirements for the network in terms of provisioning for both speed and flexibility. To a certain extent the ideas of virtualization and cloud gave birth to the whole notion of software defined networking (SDN) since the network needed to keep up with the deployment speeds of virtual machines (VMs).
Docker and microse [...]
Docker and Containers are taking the application development world by storm, but with all of their benefits there are some limitations and challenges. One key challenge is security between containers, especially when those containers are in different security zones. The early adopters of containers at scale (e.g. Google, Twitter, Apple) have fairly consistent security requirements across their applications. In areas like Financial Services and Medical Records, companies have widely different sec [...]
Whether you’re overlay optimistic or overlay pessimistic about the way datacenter networks are going to evolve, there was a lot of proof in the virtual pudding at the recently concluded Open Networking User Group (ONUG) meeting in the Big Apple. The Overlay Working Group had issued their 2015 testplan challenge, and the results of their testing were published & discussed last week.
Admittedly and firmly among the Overlay optimistic, I see clearly now the leading indicators for a real sh [...]
Nuage Networks first shipped Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) in 2013. Since then, VSP has been operational in some of the largest data centers around the world, making the cloud “real” by making the network as accessible and fungible as the compute side of the house.
OpenStack powers the cloud orchestration layer in most of our installations. And, to meet our customers’ networking needs, we have been busy building a partner ecosystem. Among other functionality, we have deploy [...]