Virtualized Services Platform

Unconstrained networks and policy-based automation for the cloud era

Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) provides software-defined networking (SDN) and policy-based automation for cloud deployments. Designed for large enterprises and service providers, it supports clouds of all sizes and architectures, from datacenter private clouds to large enterprise wide area networks (WANs) and some of the largest public clouds in the world.

You can use Nuage Networks VSP as a virtual overlay network platform for all your existing virtual and physical server and network resources. This open SDN and SD-WAN platform helps you avoid vendor lock-in. It requires no proprietary or purpose-built hardware. And it supports all major virtualization and cloud management platforms, from Docker containers and traditional virtual machines to OpenStack and CloudStack.

With Nuage Networks VSP, you can eliminate constraints to create a more responsive and efficient cloud network:


  • Make your network as dynamic and consumable as compute infrastructure by automating the instantiation of network and security services

  • Increase business agility by putting cloud networks, services and remote sites into production quickly enough to meet immediate business demand

  • Make your network flexible and future-proof by leveraging open source and emerging tools to extend a corporate and cloud-wide platform across all technologies

  • Scale to meet the demands of thousands of tenants with unique application requirements, distinct security policies and committed service levels

Open platform capabilities

Nuage Networks VSP is a cloud networking framework that glues together your infrastructure, orchestration platforms, applications and legacy assets. The industry’s only truly vendor-agnostic SDN overlay networking platform integrates with a broad range of open-source tools and platforms, as well as a large and growing ecosystem of best-of-breed infrastructure vendors.

SDN platform integrates with best-of-breed applications, platforms, tools and hardware


Cloud consumption interface controls can unify, or federate, any combination of public and private clouds into a single, coherent cloud that can be:

  • Orchestrated by cloud platforms such as CloudStack and OpenStack
  • Provisioned by customers and administrators through open interfaces such as OpenStack Horizon
  • Customized through a wide range of development environments, including Kubernetes and Mesos

A flexible network interface provides:

  • Control of virtualized and bare-metal resources (such as network equipment from Nokia, Arista and HPE) without requiring upgrades
  • Multiple server virtualization environments side by side, including KVM, Docker containers, VMware and Xen

Extensibility and security interface features enable:

  • Integration with applications such as Oracle, third-party anything-as-a-service approaches, security appliances and operating systems such as Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux
  • Controllable network resources through policies and templates that are preset by the network team or defined using an intuitive user interface
  • Customization

An operational scalability interface delivers:

  • Efficient, multitenant operations at cloud scale with features such as multicast and network template capabilities
  • Robust overlay/underlay visibility through our Virtualized Services Assurance Platform

Instantiate Nuage Networks VSP as a cloud SDN or SD-WAN solution


Nuage Networks VSP lets you use one architectural platform to extend policy-based automation across the traditional solution categories of SDN and SD-WAN. This platform gives you a common centralized policy store and network controller that span virtual networks across the cloud and enterprise WAN. Its flexible architecture supports future expansion and use cases while limiting your add-on, retraining and integration costs.

You can use Nuage Networks VSP as a framework for a datacenter, private cloud or SD-WAN solution. Our data center and private cloud framework is called Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS). Our SD-WAN framework is called Virtualized Network Services (VNS). These frameworks share a centralized policy controller. They also let you flexibly apply optional extensions for security automation or network analysis and monitoring.

Key elements of Nuage Networks VSP

Consistent with SDN tenets, Nuage Networks VSP includes a cloud service management plane, a datacenter control plane, and a datacenter data plane. The platform is made up of three key software-based components:


Virtualized Services Controller

VSC provides a robust control plane for the datacenter network, maintaining a full per-tenant view of network and service topologies. Through network APIs that use interfaces such as OpenFlow, VSC programs the datacenter network independent of datacenter networking hardware.

Virtualized Services Directory

VSD is a policy, business logic and analytics engine that supports the abstract definition of network services. Through RESTful APIs to VSD, administrators can define and refine service designs and incorporate enterprise policies.

Virtual Routing and Switching

The VRS module serves as a virtual endpoint for network services. It detects changes in the compute environment as they occur and instantaneously triggers policy-based responses to ensure that the network connectivity needs of applications are met.

Explore our portfolio

Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) is our comprehensive, policy-based automation solution. This network-wide solution includes components that can help you optimize datacenter, cloud or software-defined WAN operations or automate security policies and remediation.