Category: SDN / NFV

Bridging the new world of SD-WAN with the old world of legacy transport

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.

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Showcasing the flexibility and openness of Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services in a multi-vendor environment

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 wins award for their comprehensive security solution at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG)

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
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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 [...]

Mitigating Security Attacks in Container Environments

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 [...]

Hyper-V Integration for OpenStack

Introduction
Recently, Nuage Networks has extended its Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform to include Hyper-V support. As such, VXLAN overlay networks can be stretched across KVM, VMware, Hyper-V hypervisors and hardware VTEPs – all provisioned out of the same network policy system.

In this post, we are going to look how the Nuage Networks SDN for Hyper-V integration looks like, and we will demonstrate how to network across a heterogeneous environment of Hyper-V, KVM, VMware and Bar [...]

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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 [...]

Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

Cloud architectures allow automated, on-demand delivery of applications and services, flexibly deployed across large, cost-effective resource pools, whether on-premises or from service providers. The automation and delivery of on- demand services are driving previously unimagined business agility and a new generation of business applications and revenue opportunities. Organizations must often weigh the trade-offs of additional complexity and overhead of an on-premises private cloud, with the lim [...]

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4 Principles To Consider Before Buying A SDN Solution

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).
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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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