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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.

On-Demand Cloud Visibility using Nuage SDN Policy-Based Mirroring

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 [...]

The Tale of Two Container Networking Standards: CNM v. CNI

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 [...]

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Vodafone Relying on Nuage Networks for First Live SDN Deployments, Major NFV Transformation

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 [...]

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Join Nuage Networks at IBM InterConnect 2017

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 [...]

Nuage Networks making it easy to run containers on Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker

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 [...]

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 [...]

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