Virtualized Services Platform
Unconstrained Datacenter Networks for the Cloud Era
The Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) provides Software Defined Networking capabilities for clouds of all sizes – from small private clouds to the largest public clouds in the world. Nuage Networks VSP makes the network as readily consumable as compute resources.
Nuage Networks VSP is implemented as a non-disruptive overlay for all existing virtualized and non-virtualized server and network resources. No proprietary or purpose-built hardware is required since all components install in Docker containers, hypervisors or virtual machines.
VSP eliminates the constraints that have limited the responsiveness and efficiency of cloud and datacenter networks by:
Making the network as dynamic and consumable as compute infrastructure through automated instantiation of network services
Scaling to meet the demands of thousands of tenants with unique application requirements, distinct security policies, and committed service levels
Designing, building, and putting clouds and services into production quickly enough to take advantage of trends and targeted business opportunities
Unifying complex configurations such as public and private clouds with multiple datacenters and bare metal servers into a single manageable cloud network
Supporting open source and emerging tools such as Docker containers to gain competitive advantage
Providing granular security policies that are applied intelligently, consistently, and provably across the entire cloud
Open Platform Capabilities
Via robust interfaces, existing legacy infrastructure can be managed along with leading-edge software and hardware, such as Docker containers and network accelerators. The platform integrates with a broad range of tools and environments – from Cloud Platforms such as CloudStack and OpenStack through custom self-service interfaces.
Software Defined Networking platform integrates with best-of-breed applications, platforms, tools, and hardware
Cloud Consumption interface: Cloud consumption 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 via open interfaces (such as OpenStack Horizon)
- Customized via a wide range of development environments (such as Kubernetes and Mesos)
Flexible Network interface provides:
- Control of virtualized and bare metal resources (such as network equipment from Nokia, Arista, HP, and others) without requiring upgrades
- Multiple server virtualization environments side-by-side, such as 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 either preset by the network team or defined via an intuitive UI
Operational Scalability interface delivers:
- Efficient, multitenant operations at cloud scale with features such as multicast and network template capabilities
- Robust overlay / underlay visibility via the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Assurance Platform
7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG)
Bridging the virtualization gap
In many real-world installations, datacenters are a mix of virtualized and non-virtualized assets. To help all datacenters benefit from automation and network virtualization, a new breed of gateway is needed.
The Nuage Networks 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway (VSG) extends SDN 2.0 functionality seamlessly between virtualized and non-virtualized assets in the datacenter. It is a high-performance gateway, providing highly scalable (up to a terabit of capacity in a single rack unit), multi-tenant gateway functionality at Layers 2 to 4.
The 7850 VSG works alongside the Nuage Networks VSP to ensure that policies devised for applications automatically extend across virtualized and non-virtualized assets for a fully automated network infrastructure. The 7850 VSG complements the existing VRS-G software gateway from Nuage Networks and the Company’s support for third-party VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) “white box” devices from partners.