On a bright spring day just three years back we found ourselves in Portland, at the rapidly growing OpenStack Summit. ONUG had also just been formed, an organization that would grow just as rapidly in its appeal and influence. Open was the way, and the game was on. “I don’t care that it’s SDN. I care only if it solves my problem in an open way,” asserted one of the pioneers of the ONUG community repeatedly as wave after wave of “SDN-washing” rippled around him. The industry was certa [...]
We at Red Hat have deep and invaluable relationships with our partners. As Mark Enzweiler, Red Hat’s senior VP of global channel sales and alliances, said in a press release announcing the 2015 Red Hat North America Partner Awards, our partners help us deliver the innovative solutions our customers need. This year there are 18 honorees, all of them deserving of recognition and praise. The Red Hat telco/ICT team is thrilled that Nuage Networks was chosen as Industry Solution Partner of the Year [...]
This week Nuage Networks is attending the Palo Alto Networks Ignite Cybersecurity Conference in sunny Las Vegas. Security policy orchestration in cloud networks has become a leading use case for SDN overlay networks, and we are showing off our capabilities with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next-Generation Firewalls along with Mirantis OpenStack cloud orchestration. The end result is a highly scalable, easily managed, secure infrastructure for large enterprises, service providers and carrier grad [...]
As described in this blog post, we have recently launched a preview of our integration with the RedHat OpenShift platform, bringing the power of policy-driven networking to container-based application and microservices.
One of the important aspects of the Kubernetes-based platforms – like e.g. RedHat OpenShift -- is the flexibility of using labels to describe application-level metadata. When used in conjunction with Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform, labels can be used to express [...]
This week Forrester Research released a new study Expanding IT Automation Through Cross-Technology SDN Platforms, sponsored by Nokia and Nuage Networks. The research is a Technology Adoption Profile (TAP), a format in which Forrester summarizes market surveys and custom research questionnaires to show how IT organizations are using and benefiting from emerging technology and industry trends.
Nuage Networks wanted to gather and publish the market research on how organizations were deploying S [...]
At the leading Kubernetes and container networking conference, KubeCon 2016, in London this week, Nuage Networks is demonstrating support for OpenShift, the PaaS automation solution for container deployments from Red Hat.
At KubeCon, the Spotlight is on Container Networking
Modern cloud applications are increasingly being developed using lightweight, modular container formats for server virtualization as opposed to traditional virtual machines. To facilitate the automation, monitoring and [...]
There are of course a lot of blog posts out there already regarding Docker networking, I don’t want to replicate that work but instead wanted to provide a clear overview of what is possible with Docker networking today by showing some examples of the different options.
In general the networking piece of Docker, and arguably Docker itself, is still quite young so things move fast and will likely change over time. A lot of progress has been made via the SocketPlane acquisitio [...]
We often get asked why you need an SDN virtual networking solution like Nuage Networks if you are planning on building an OpenStack cloud. In theory, OpenStack includes native virtual networking capability, right? Well, this blog post is meant to address this fundamental issue, and show where Nuage really adds value to any of the myriad different OpenStack distributions that are out there.
OpenStack is an open source cloud management system (CMS) that allows cloud providers and enterprises to [...]
When using virtualization of any kind you introduce a layer of abstraction that people in operations need to deal with. For example, if you run a couple of virtual machines on a physical server you need to be able to understand the impact that changes (or failures) in one layer have on the other. The same is true for network virtualization. We need to be able to understand the impact that a failure of a physical router port, e.g., has on the overlay virtual network.
To make this possible wit [...]
In an earlier blog, I gave a brief overview how Nuage Networks Virtual Services Platform (VSP) supports Docker containers in our SDN overlay networks. We’ve just released a new white paper, which goes into more detail for those wanting a clearer picture.
As a refresher: While virtual machine (VM) technology has matured greatly over the last decade, a new form of server virtualization, called “containers” is rapidly increasing in popularity. Containers promise to accelerate application d [...]