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 [...]
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 [...]