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Gary Kinghorn

Email: Gary.Kinghorn@alcatel-lucent.com
Twitter: @gkinghorn
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gkinghorn

Gary Kinghorn is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nuage Networks specializing in software defined networking (SDN) and cloud automation solutions. Previously he was a Sr. Marketing Manager at Cisco in Data Center Networking, focused on ACI, other SDN solutions and the virtual networking portfolio. He has held similar roles for networking and security companies including HP, 3Com and RSA Security.

Momentum Builds in China for Large Telco-Grade SDN and SD-WAN Deployments

Nuage Networks continues to build momentum across Greater China for software-defined infrastructure for the data center cloud, as well as the WAN. Recent deals, and the increasing size and scope of cloud deployments, show that China is taking a leadership position in rolling out SDN/ SD-WAN, and taking advantage of the network automation that solutions from Nuage Networks can deliver.

Today, we announced that China Mobile (CMCC) selected Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) t [...]

Application Aware Routing (AAR) a Key Enabler of SD-WAN and Hybrid WAN Automation

More and more organizations are looking to apply software defined networking (SDN) concepts across their enterprise WAN, beyond the cloud and data center, to improve network and application performance while reducing the management overhead across remote sites and branches. While having a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) can provide a myriad of benefits to both service providers (on-demand VPN offerings, e.g.) as well as enterprise customers (for their own branch network management), there is one p [...]

Secure, Automated Zero-Touch Provisioning in Nuage Networks VNS

Most of the SD-WAN vendors promise to simplify branch management by automating the branch router configuration and delivering a zero touch deployment. There are common approaches between these vendors, but none of them are exactly alike. Once you dive into the details of what’s being done and how, even the common approaches seem to have as many differences as similarities, and some of these vendors fall short to deliver a secure flexible zero touch deployment.

Here are 6 questions that you [...]

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BBVA showcases next-generation infrastructure provisioning using Kubernetes and OpenStack

At the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona one of our trail-blazing customers – BBVA bank – showcased how they are leveraging the Nuage Networks Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS) solution to deliver next-generation infrastructure provisioning services using OpenStack on top of Kubernetes.

The video recording of this talk – called “Next Generation Overlay for Kubernetes and OpenStack” is available here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyGHZ2HCwqY

Using their extensive experience with [...]

Nuage Networks to Contribute Technology for BT’s future SD-WAN Services

Large organizations around the world are adopting cloud services at a rapid pace. It’s not surprising, since the cloud provides instantaneous access to a whole world of applications and services at home, work, and on the go.
BT is at the heart of this transition, announcing it will accelerate its investment by integrating a range of new technologies – including those from Nuage Networks -- that will make it easier, faster and safer for organizations to move towards a cloud-based IT consump [...]

Nuage Networks Evolves SDN/SD-WAN Platform to Broader Use Cases, Diverse Cloud Environments in Release 4.0 – Part 3

[Note: This is part 3 of a 3-part blog post on Nuage Networks release 4.0. Part 1 | Part 2]

In this final installment of our blog series on Nuage Networks release 4.0 enhancements, we look at the data center and cloud SDN features.

Data Center SDN Enhancements in Release 4.0
Nuage Networks is a pioneer in DC SDN, having delivered one of the first DC network automation solutions back in 2012. Since then the Nuage Networks DC SDN product (called VCS or Virtual Cloud Services) has grown in f [...]

Nuage Networks Evolves SDN/SD-WAN Platform to Broader Use Cases, Diverse Cloud Environments in Release 4.0 – Part 2

[Note: This is part 2 of a 3-part blog post on Nuage Networks release 4.0. Part 1 | Part 3]

Continuing our series on major enhancements in Nuage Networks release 4.0, in this post we explore major security enhancements in the new Virtualized Security Services component of the VSP architecture.

Virtualized Security Services (VSS): Software Defined Security for DC and WAN
Nuage Networks is delivering a new software defined security offering called Virtualized Security Services (VSS) that is [...]

Nuage Networks Evolves SDN/SD-WAN Platform to Broader Use Cases, Diverse Cloud Environments in Release 4.0 – Part 1

[Note: This is part 1 of a 3-part blog post on Nuage Networks release 4.0. Part 2 | Part 3]

Over the past 12 months Nuage Networks has achieved a major product milestone with release 4.0 of our software, covering both Data Center SDN and SD-WAN product lines. While significantly enhancing the capabilities of both our DC and SD-WAN products, we are also introducing a software defined security solution that covers DC as well as branch as part of release 4.0.

As a leader in SDN and policy-bas [...]

Seven Great Reasons to Get Virtuoso Certified

Beyond the excellent training you’ll receive from courses in the Nuage Networks Virtuoso Certification Program, there are a lot of other great reasons to get a Virtuoso certification as highlighted in this post.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the certification program, we’re talking about Nuage Networks’ industry training and certification program. The program is designed for engineers, operations, installation, and support personnel involved with implementing networks an [...]

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Exponential-e announces Nuage Networks as partner for new SD-WAN service

Today, Exponential-e, a UK provider of cloud connectivity, business Internet and IT services, announced that they would be using Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform as the basis for newly announced SD-WAN services that they are rolling out to customers. Exponential-e is a leader in WAN service delivery with a 100GigE core network, including MPLS VPNs, with enterprise-grade security and end-to-end Service Level Agreements (SLAs). They are the UK’s pioneer of corporate Vir [...]

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