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 [...]
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 [...]
This week Nuage Networks released a white paper validating compliance of our latest 4.0 release with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI DSS requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data to adopt information security controls and processes to ensure consumer protection. As the payment processing chain undergoes rapid evolution as more and more transactions migrate online, while major processing infrastructures migrate to shar [...]
This week Nuage Networks is attending the Palo Alto Networks Ignite Cybersecurity Conference in sunny Las Vegas. Security policy orchestration in cloud networks has become a leading use case for SDN overlay networks, and we are showing off our capabilities with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next-Generation Firewalls along with Mirantis OpenStack cloud orchestration. The end result is a highly scalable, easily managed, secure infrastructure for large enterprises, service providers and carrier grad [...]
This week Forrester Research released a new study Expanding IT Automation Through Cross-Technology SDN Platforms, sponsored by Nokia and Nuage Networks. The research is a Technology Adoption Profile (TAP), a format in which Forrester summarizes market surveys and custom research questionnaires to show how IT organizations are using and benefiting from emerging technology and industry trends.
Nuage Networks wanted to gather and publish the market research on how organizations were deploying S [...]
There are of course a lot of blog posts out there already regarding Docker networking, I don’t want to replicate that work but instead wanted to provide a clear overview of what is possible with Docker networking today by showing some examples of the different options.
In general the networking piece of Docker, and arguably Docker itself, is still quite young so things move fast and will likely change over time. A lot of progress has been made via the SocketPlane acquisitio [...]
Your company is embracing the cloud to drive new business capabilities and efficiencies to your IT organization. In these new cloud platforms, there are many interconnected systems and IT functions that support one another. You are now looking to your cloud vendors to ensure that your new business-dependent cloud platform is not compromised.
Underpinning these cloud platforms is a software-defined network (SDN) that connects all of these systems. At Nuage Networks, we have deployed our SDN p [...]
This is a two-part post – Part 1 introduces challenges of traditional WAN’s and Part 2 (this post) describes Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution.
Nuage Networks SD-WAN
Traditional WAN’s hinder business operation and don’t meet the demands of today’s applications. A new emerging WAN architecture called SD-WAN replaces existing WAN’s with a business aware approach to networking. This approach is now thoroughly adopted by Nuage Networks and their SD-WAN solution is solving the limitati [...]
This is a two-part post – Part 1 (this post) introduces the challenges of traditional WAN’s and Part 2 describes Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution.
It’s a 24/7 connected world and traffic diversity is putting the Wide Area Network (WAN) edge to the test. Today’s applications should not be hindered by underlying network issues or a poorly designed WAN. The business requires designers to find a better way to manage the WAN by adding intelligence with improved flow management, visibility, a [...]
Arguably, the hottest trend in cloud today is containers, a foundational technology for server virtualization and cloud application deployments.
The key advantage containers have over the more traditional hypervisor and virtual machine-based approach is that each container workload can share a host OS, rather than each virtual machine having it’s own host or guest OS image. A virtual machine takes up considerably more space in memory, and takes more time (minutes rather than fractions of seco [...]