Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology provides many benefits compared with traditional approaches to building networks on private infrastructures or by building network overlays manually. Greater control and the ability to easily integrate with cloud services through application awareness, automated policy control, value added services, and zero touch secure provisioning, and other capabilities, allow operators to build more dynamic and powerful networks faster than ever before.
I have recently returned from the MEF17 event in Orlando, where Nuage Networks received several awards for its leadership in SD-WAN as well as a Proof of Concept (POC) award for demonstrating tremendous deployment flexibility across a multi-vendor environment. We often tout the flexibility and openness of our VNS solution and this POC was a great testament to that.
In this POC, Nuage Networks joined forces with Telia along with Kvantel, Cisco, OneAccess, and RAD Communications to showcase the [...]
Nuage Networks has recently won Open Networking User Group (ONUG)’s “Right Stuff Innovation” award for excellence in showcasing a comprehensive Proof of Concept (PoC) for the Software-Defined Security Services (S-DSS) Working Group Initiative. This award offers further evidence of Nuage Networks ability to address real-world security issues in a hybrid multi-cloud environment.
Open Networking User Group and Software-Defined Security Services (S-DSS) Working Group Initiative
ONUG and the [...]
As anticipated since we first announced our partnership with BT Global Services to create a next-generation cloud-based SD-WAN service, BT announced this week the launch of this service and its availability to global customers. Equipment for the new service, named Agile Connect, is currently live within the networks of several large global organizations and is now ready for volume deployment for existing and new customers. This represents an important milestone in our partnership with BT, after [...]
In today’s world of distributed denial of service (DDoS), malware, and phishing attacks, along with web application layer breaches and more, businesses are constantly facing evolving security threats. Indeed, 2016 was a defining year for security earning the title “The year of the mega breach.” Underscoring this notoriety, the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index cited more than 4 billion record leaks, more than the previous two years combined. Faced with these facts and figures, is [...]
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is disrupting the networking industry as never before. SDN started as an academic exercise to separate the control plane from the data plane in networking devices but found it’s bearing as a way to automate and instantiate network state in highly scaled and dynamic datacenter/cloud environments. The use cases for SDN in the datacenter span from IaaS, PaaS and Service Chaining to Datacenter Interconnect, Hybrid cloud and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization).
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]