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OpenStack, Juno, Neutron & The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

As always, the OpenStack Summit presents one challenge. How to choose from so many excellent presentations and topics, whilst many are on at the same time! Nevertheless, we prevail and hopefully attend the session that really offers some excellent food for thought, generating healthy discussion over a glass of Pinot Blanc at the function! : )

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Software-defined love: The Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG)

Oh mighty appliance that shines at the Top of Rack
Thou acronym be spoken in awe
Protect us from intruders with your dynamic policies
Your form factor may be small, but your features are great
When all else fails, your lights remain
From now until eternity, at layer 2 and layer 3
My one and only… 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway
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The growing popularity of VXLAN as an overlay networking protocol has given rise to a number of hardware gateway products. Many vendors use the Broa [...]

Don’t Let Your SDN Roll Over

I grew up “4-wheeling” in the deserts of southern New Mexico. A dedicated 4-wheeler will tell you that every vehicle has a threshold for a sideways rollover. And, it’s usually different from what the books say. Many drivers have scars from finding their vehicle’s threshold!

When you implement Software Defined Networking / Overlay Virtual Networks into an Enterprise or Service Provider environment without designing for scalability, it’s like hitting the dunes without knowing your veh [...]

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Random thoughts from the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe 2014

Disclaimer from Shashi: These are just my own random thoughts with a few sprinklings of refined marketing to promote my company (#nuagenetworks) and team. Follow me on Twitter at @shi_sha_

Lack of sleep due to jetlag can have many side effects. One of them is the random thoughts that pop up into your head when you are staring at the ceiling in a dark, luxurious hotel room. The accumulation of random thoughts is a boon to mankind – well, kind of. You could discover a totally ground breaking [...]

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Nuage Networks Gets Ready to Blast CloudStack Trumpet

While much of the cloud industry's focus and marketing dollars (ours included) have been going towards that "other" open source cloud system, Apache CloudStack has been quietly advancing their project and gaining mindshare. And while it's pointless to argue that one cloud platform is better than another (let's call a truce in the "cloud wars", people), it's hard to ignore the significant number of production clouds that are running Apache CloudStack today.

Since Nuage Networks is committed to [...]

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OpenStack, Juno, Neutron & The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

As always, the OpenStack Summit presents one challenge. How to choose from so many excellent presentations and topics, whilst many are on at the same time! Nevertheless, we prevail and hopefully attend the session that really offers some excellent food for thought, generating healthy discussion over a glass of Pinot Blanc at the <insert vendor name here> function! : ) 

I offer to be of some assistance in selecting from the multitude of sessions to choose from. 

Why is OpenStack imp [...]

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Adventures in Openstack Neutron: Performance and Scale

Over the last months there has been a lot of discussion in the community regarding the viability and scalability of Neutron. We set out to prove whether scale is actually a concern, especially when Neutron is supported by an SDN system such as the Nuage VSP. Some previous attempts to prove scale with Neutron [1] were either abandoned or reduced in scope.

Neutron is composed of two components: the Neutron server that implements the north bound API, and the reference implementation based on M [...]

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Where to Find Us At OpenStack

If you'll be at OpenStack Paris, let's connect. Here is information on our location and sessions.

If you're not attending, keep in touch on social media for sharing and engagement.  You may connect with us realtime on Twitter: @nuagenetworks and participate live during the Summit via Tweets and DMs. Hashtag: #OpenStack

Booth: #D3, Level 1

Virtualized Service Provider Product Demo. To whet your appetite, take a look at the NFD8 session held in September!

We’d love to see you a [...]

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Yes, Oracle DBAs Care About Networking (and Oracle OpenStack) – Part II of II

In many ways, blogs are like country music. There is one theme per song – typically the truck breaks, the dog dies, or true love is found – and a few minutes to get the theme across. In blogs, you only get a few paragraphs to articulate how the industry is broken, how a particular technology dog won’t hunt, or how partner work can lead to great things! Which leads me to follow on the Part I blog with part II about Oracle and Nuage Networks. Nuage Networks’ SDN approach extends all the wa [...]

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The “Next Big Thing” in Data Center Networking is Already Here by Hussein Khazaal

The world is rapidly changing and its forcing all of us, individuals as well as businesses to adapt quickly. In fact, businesses need to not only adapt to change but also anticipate and be ready for it or risk losing to the competition.

One area that is seeing a lot of change, is IT services and applications. The majority of  organizations today view IT and IT infrastructure as fundamental to the success of their business. The increasing demand from end-users for better and faster applicatio [...]

Yes, Oracle DBAs Care About Networking – Part I of II

At Oracle’s invitation, Nuage Networks was honored to be part of the Linux Partner Pavillion at Oracle Open World this week. Not surprisingly, we chatted with numerous Oracle Database Administrators (DBAs) during the show. Each reported frustration – from mild to extreme – with how Oracle databases were provisioned with network resources in their organization. They were amazed that a networking company such as Nuage could help them with their problems. So, let me quickly summarize how Nua [...]

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