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 [...]
Nuage Networks is announcing an exciting new product integration with Cumulus Networks, a leading cloud networking vendor with a Linux network operating system (Cumulus Linux) that runs on white box switching hardware. With over one million ports in production, Cumulus Networks helps organizations of all sizes realize the promise of the SDN-enabled datacenter by enabling high-capacity networks that are easy to deploy and scale affordably. Cumulus Networks offers hardware-accelerated Linux networ [...]
As the Openstack community converges on Tokyo this week, much of the discussion is about operationalizing Openstack in growing production environments. Enterprise deployments stretch across datacenters and require all of the flexibility, automation and freedom of choice that has been promised, without compromising operational control and visibility over resources and workloads throughout the infrastructure.
Against that backdrop, how appropriate is it that HP would announce the availability o [...]
Today, in conjunction with the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, Nuage Networks is announcing the addition of several new ecosystem partners that can be folded into virtual networks orchestrated by our Virtualized Services Platform (VSP). Along with these new security partners, Nuage is announcing a Solution Certification program that will ensure the interoperability of third party appliances and virtual solutions with the Nuage Networks SDN platforms.
The first security partner solutions to be cert [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Rapid change in today's business environment is inevitable. Consequently, IT organizations must have the ability to respond quickly to changing business requirements and demanding applications. Unfortunately, many of today’s infrastructures do not make that an easy or cost effective task.
In an ideal world, infrastructure should support a high degree of automation where applications can dynamically scale and migrate throughout data centers on demand and without having to create "tickets".