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The volatile road to SD-WAN market leadership

The race to SD-WAN market leadership is a marathon and not a sprint. In the crowded SD-WAN market, we are slowly witnessing a “thinning of the herd” as rapid vendor consolidation is shaping the future of SD-WAN while shuffling the leadership deck.
The market incumbency head start
So far it is clear that enterprise incumbency has been paramount in the success of SD-WAN and has been explicitly used by legacy players and large conglomerates to their advantage. Legacy players used their incumb [...]

Service Provider Growth Demonstrates Enterprise Adoption of SD-WAN as a Managed Service

As Enterprise Digital Transformation accelerates, the demands on the network are also increasing and many Enterprises are embracing SD-WAN as part of their network transformation to support the shift to hybrid cloud and a more agile, dynamic infrastructure that can respond quickly and efficiently to the demands of the business.

The choice of DIY or managed service for Wide Area Networking is one that Enterprises have debated for years and it’s often a question of strategy and skills, not co [...]

Use the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform with Oracle Cloud

The Nuage Networks from Nokia Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) is now supported with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use the Nuage Networks VSP as a virtual overlay network platform for all your existing virtual and physical server and network resources. It provides secure Layer 2 and Layer 3 access, giving you connectivity from user applications into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Nuage Networks VSP is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that provides data center and cloud net [...]

Nuage Networks Setting Itself Apart from the SD-WAN Crowd

It is always more compelling when an objective and respected third party articulates a solution’s value proposition compared to telling it yourself. Appledore Research’s November 2018 profile on Nuage Networks SD-WAN does just that when describing Nuage Network’s SD-WAN solution.

This comprehensive profile first outlines how Nuage Networks was formed as an “intrapreneurial” venture of Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) to exploit the emerging software defined networking (SDN) market while t [...]

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SD-WAN 2.0: the delivery of enterprise IT services across any network and cloud

First generation SD-WAN solutions (SD-WAN 1.0) have focused on delivering automated IP connectivity and WAN management across different transport types.
These deployments were primarily constrained within the WAN itself and overlooked the end-to-end aspect of service delivery. Since then, enterprise IT needs have rapidly shifted to accommodate multi-cloud capabilities, leading to many models for enterprises to consume cloud services.  This environment has created a new set of require [...]

Not all SD-WAN solutions are created equal

The compelling second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence starts as follows: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”. While this is true for humanity it most definitely does not hold true for the various SD-WAN solutions that are available today.

SD-WAN offerings up to now have been provided by vendors within three general groups:

legacy vendors who are attempting to pivot from their core competency,
pure play vendors who [...]

Nuage Networks VSP Continued Evolution – Release 5.0 – Pt. 3

This is part 3 of a three-part blog post describing Nuage Networks’ single-platform approach for the software-defined DC and SD-WAN. Read part one here  and part two here.

The third and final part of this blog post addresses the DC, which covers Policy-automated 100G Switching and NFV & Telco Cloud.

It is worth noting that the 5.0 release provides a significant number of new capabilities beyond those discussed in this blog, in areas such as  DevOps/container networking and cloud i [...]

Nuage Networks VSP Continued Evolution – Release 5.0 – Pt. 2

This is part two of a three-part blog post describing Nuage Networks' single-platform approach for the software-defined DC and SD-WAN. Read part one here.

Nuage Networks is the only vendor to provide true end-to-end seamless connectivity and policy across the DC, WAN, and Public Cloud.

The first blog addressed SD-WAN, which covers SD-WAN Beyond Connectivity and Advanced Networking with SD-WAN.

This second blog addresses SD-WAN and DC, which covers Security and Analytics for DC & WA [...]

Nuage Networks VSP Continued Evolution – Release 5.0

Note: This is part 1 of a 3-part blog post on Nuage Networks release 5.0.

2017 began with key wins – BT, Telefonica, and Telia, among others - followed by a healthy stream of Service Provider and Enterprise wins. No less important, 2017 was also a year with a major product milestone in form of the Nuage Networks VSP 5.0 software release. Maintaining Nuage as the leading provider of SDN policy-based automation for the data center (DC) and the wide area network (WAN), the 5.0 release introduc [...]

A New Year Brings More SDN Learning with Nuage Networks Virtuoso 2.0

We’re taking another step towards making the Nuage Networks Virtuoso Certification Program (VCP) the industry’s premier SDN certification with a major release of courses, exams and other learning materials in early 2018.

Some of the new course material we’re introducing includes the VNS Operations course (available early Q2) and updates to existing courses, with a focus on new platform capabilities such as VSS (Virtualized Security Services) and many more. In Q3 of this year, we will al [...]

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