"Nuage Networks ties the business together. Standing on its own within the SDN overlay market is Nuage Networks, a fully funded venture exclusively by Nokia. While the rest of the market is tackling hybrid cloud issues or hybrid WAN connections at the branch office, Nuage is the first to align to Forrester’s third virtual network infrastructure tenet — an enterprise-wide fabric of horizontally interconnected components."
Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester
Vendor landscape: Software-defined networking overlay solutions
“From our SDN surveys, enterprises and global service providers understand that automation through network abstraction will deliver benefits in operational efficiency and shorter time to new revenue. A hybrid architecture integrating virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure will make SDN practical now. The Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway fits this market requirement for a high performance gateway using time-tested software on performance optimized hardware. Nuage Networks is an innovative entrant in the SDN market that will grow over the next decade.”
Directing analyst, datacenter and cloud, Infonetics Research
Nuage is a very versatile and flexible platform for us. The vendor creates the possibility to make our own service creation and has a nice set of well enabling SDN capabilities, it enables us to create our own service definition and then configurations and policies to implement those in practice. We are really building software based solutions to our customers, this is just a start.
Business Program Lead, Telia Finland
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“In recent customer surveys and market engagements, IDC has noted that overlay-based network virtualization is drawing interest and adoption from a growing constellation of customers with increasingly virtualized application workloads. Perhaps not surprisingly, Nuage Networks also has gained significant momentum since its launch a year ago, achieving customer adoption at large enterprises, cloud providers, and traditional telecom providers. With a common policy framework that addresses both virtualized and physical workloads, Nuage Networks is tackling a range of hybrid cloud environments that require an underlying network infrastructure capable of supporting secure multi-tenant services.”
Research director, datacenter networks, IDC
“We are pleased to implement the Nuage Networks product suite in our cloud infrastructure. The Nuage Networks SDN technology allows us to address key performance and compatibility requirements for an open environment. This will allow us to virtualize our infrastructure and to offer our customers cloud services in a more dynamic way.”
Chief operating officer, Numergy
“As part of our business service portfolio, we are evaluating different deployment models to meet the expanding needs of our enterprise customers. We are looking towards network automation that is programmable and can be dynamically tailored to the unique business requirements of our customers. We applaud the extension of Nuage Networks SDN solution to include policy-driven network services to connect the enterprise branch to the cloud.”
Director for sales and marketing, Kordia New Zealand
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“We are pleased to implement Nuage Networks with OpenStack in our cloud infrastructure. The Nuage Networks SDN technology allows us to offer our customers cloud services in a more dynamic way, giving them the capability to reduce their time to market with a programmable and automated networking environment.”
Chief executive officer, OVH
Pascual de Juan
“We are excited about this latest innovation from Nuage Networks. Extending SDN network automation capabilities to BBVA cloud regions will allow us to turn up and adapt our network services in a far more timely and efficient way, streamlining operations and improving our agility by automating network connectivity and services in a policy-based fashion that aligns with our business objectives.”
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Global head of innovation in technologies, BBVA Digital Bank
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“As they transition to a virtualized server environment and cloud services, data center operators are looking for a networking platform that supports operational efficiency and can quickly adapt to application needs. Nuage Networks has responded to this requirement with a programmable SDN-based solution to virtualize and automate networks that can work in open environments. Data center operators should find the Nuage Networks solution intriguing.”
Principal analyst, Ovum
"We are pleased that Nuage Networks has helped us to achieve scalability in our cloud infrastructure and improve the availability of the services. We can now offer our customers self-serve public cloud services in a more secure and dynamic way, giving them services that are tailored to meet their unique business requirements."
Chief technology officer, CTCC
“At Exponential-e we are operating in a very competitive market and pride ourselves on delivering the most innovative and differentiated services. As such, we are pleased to trial the Nuage Networks SDN solution to meet the dynamic needs of our customers.”
Managing director, Exponential-e
“As we have moved rapidly into SDN deployments in the last year, enterprises are now seeing SDN applicability and value extending beyond the data center to their WAN and branch locations. With its Virtualized Network Services (VNS), Nuage Networks is addressing this demand, offering enterprises a new operational model for delivering and consuming cloud services consistently from private and public data centers to their branch locations and distributed users. Within this context, a comprehensive application-centric policy framework can significantly simplify today¹s complex networking workflows, deliver greater agility, and result in compelling OPEX savings.”
Research director, datacenter networks, IDC
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“Enterprises building and expanding their clouds are increasingly calling for better visibility and correlation between network overlays and the physical systems that underlay them. Without this tight coupling between overlay and underlay, the ultimate benefits that SDN can bring won’t be attainable. It is good to see Nuage Networks extend the thinking around this important area."
Founder and principal, Diversity Limited
Reconciling networking layers: Why visibility between overlays and underlays is important
"On its first birthday Nuage has much to celebrate and much to look forward to as well. It has delivered on its founding visions of multi-hypervisor, open orchestration, open networking and diverse physical + virtual system integrations. It has earned its place in demanding customer cloud and virtual data center environments such as TELUS, Numergy, NTT and UPMC. And with its robust policy and protocol assets it is poised to tackle growing customer requirements for multi-data center, multi-cloud integration; expanded use of policies in service automation; and growth in deployment of virtual network functions in SP cloud and data center services. Addressing those challenges will require the type of imagination, problem solving, multi-disciplinary talent, and concentration on customer critical success factors that Nuage has demonstrated to date."
Cloud computing and data center virtualization market research, ACG Research
"The VSAP, through a route-monitoring module, listens to the underlying physical routers from multiple vendors, to understand network status and provide users a graphical insight into underlay network status, including topology changes that might affect the overlay SDN services. This capability helps with fault correlation between the physical and virtual constructs, and is unique to Nuage Networks."
Industry director, Business communications services & cloud computing, Frost & Sullivan
Software-defined WAN: Simplifying enterprise hybrid WAN deployments
“UPMC has been a leader in virtualizing our data centers to provide fast, reliable and flexible services to our clinicians and other customers in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. With the Nuage Networks SDN solution, we hope to further our strategy of using smart technology to support patient-centered, accountable care.”
Vice president of IT infrastructure, UPMC
“Large enterprises seeking an SD-WAN solution with a very high degree of branch office network flexibility, as well as the ability to integrate network service delivery end to end, should consider Nuage Networks.”
Principal research analyst, Gartner
Market guide for software-defined WAN
Nuage, in existence for only 3 years, is already placing with Cisco and VMware as a top SDN vendor in our 2015 Data Center SDN Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
. With its distinct vision on cloud service delivery and innovation providing a coordinated SDN NVO and SD-WAN solution, Nuage has the potential to be a market revenue leader.
Research director, datacenter, cloud and SDN, Infonetics Research
"It would not be an exaggeration to say that Nuage Networks has contributed mightily to parent company Alcatel-Lucent’s resurgence. Stratecast knew, when selecting Nuage for its 10 to Watch in 2014, that the company’s initial focus and impact would be in the enterprise cloud. However, we believed that impact would create sufficient awareness in telecom operations that it would be worth watching. Nuage did not disappoint. After much success in enterprise and cloud networks, Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks, announced in the fall of 2014 that it was time for Nuage to expand its scope to branch networking (SDN in all branches of networks, not just data centers), and help CSPs embrace the cloud and SDN to better address the needs of the enterprise market in this way."
Senior consulting analyst, Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan
"Our strategy for next-generation WAN connectivity to cloud-based services is perfectly aligned with Nuage Networks SD-WAN technology. Leveraging their Virtualized Network Services platform will accelerate the delivery of our services and will help our customers significantly reduce their WAN costs through greater operational efficiency, IT automation and faster deployments"
Director of engineering, Exponential-e
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Denis Del Bianco
"TOTVS Intera is already a winning commercial model and was very well received by the market. The cloud-based access is essential to give our current and potential customers the agility and mobility they need to run their businesses without needing to invest in their own infrastructure. Taking all this in consideration, we are making sure that we will have the power to serve this significant demand – no matter how much it continues to grow."
-Denis Del Bianco
Head for services, TOTVS
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"Recent enhancements such as remote office support and a partnership with HP show Nuage has momentum in the SDN space."
Principal analyst, enterprise networking and datacenter technology, Current Analysis
Current Analysis SD-WAN market report
“With a focus on our customers, CenturyLink is transforming its network to offer businesses quick delivery of reliable and automated services, and is pushing those services where they are most needed – at the edge of our network. This fundamental architectural shift will enable dynamic delivery of scalable services for customers and provide even more differentiated services in the future.”
Executive vice president and chief technology officer, CenturyLink
"Nuage has developed a very useful management tool in the Virtualized Service Assurance Platform, which introduces some of the checks and balances of incumbent network infrastructure to the Wild West of the software-defined network."
Vice president, network research, 451 Research
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“The term 'SDN' has different meanings for various groups. However, with Nuage Networks, Nokia’s strategy seems to be taking a bigger, more holistic approach, in essence redefining how both carrier and enterprise networks are built. In my view, Nuage Networks will allow operators to incorporate, operate, and provision data center cloud services as an integral part of their network services, rather than as an 'attachment' to their network.”
Principal analyst & co-founder, Infonetics Research
"KT is happy to collaborate on our NFV proof of concept with Nokia who has been delivering open and integrated NFV and SDN products. We expect this collaboration will help us create converged services for Gigatopia era and develop new revenue generation models.”
Head of technology, Infra Laboratory Center, KT