Category: Education

Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 4

In part four of this blog I’ll continue the story on the evolution of SD-WAN from DIY to a mainstream managed service offering and on to the role SD-WAN plays in delivering the step change in business operation brought about by Enterprise Digital Transformation. Part one of the blog can be found here, part two here, and part three here.

Delivering the network for Enterprise Digital Transformation

With the adoption of the Cloud for mainstream IT there has been significant disruption acros [...]

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Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 3

In part three of this blog, I’ll continue the story on the evolution of SD-WAN from DIY to a mainstream managed service offering, part one can be found here and part two can be found here.

SD-WAN Managed Services

The second wave of SD-WAN deployments heralded a change in the delivery of Enterprise network services. Competition increased with a number of new challengers entering the market with innovative services that provided a management framework of both the WAN service and underlay c [...]

Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 2

In part two of this blog I’ll continue the story on the evolution of SDN into the Enterprise WAN where we focus on the complexities of early SD-WAN implementations, part one can be found here.

Self-operating the SD-WAN Platform

To get maximum control of the new SD-WAN network, the Enterprise had to make the decision to run the network in-house and for many Enterprises this was a significant shift in their operating model.

Many Enterprises had shifted to an outsourced model for their W [...]

Revitalizing your Wide Area Network

I’ve been working on software defined networking for the branch since 2013, that’s before it was called SD-WAN and before the industry knew what the real benefits of an SDN powered wide area network would deliver to Enterprises. This four-part blog will cover the key changes over the last six or so years of evolution of SDN in the WAN to SD-WAN.

The market positioning of the technology has changed over the years, from an initial message of how SD-WAN would allow the Enterprise to “un-ca [...]

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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 [...]

Hyper-V Integration for OpenStack

Introduction
Recently, Nuage Networks has extended its Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform to include Hyper-V support. As such, VXLAN overlay networks can be stretched across KVM, VMware, Hyper-V hypervisors and hardware VTEPs – all provisioned out of the same network policy system.

In this post, we are going to look how the Nuage Networks SDN for Hyper-V integration looks like, and we will demonstrate how to network across a heterogeneous environment of Hyper-V, KVM, VMware and Bar [...]

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The Tale of Two Container Networking Standards: CNM v. CNI

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 [...]

IBM InterConnect

Join Nuage Networks at IBM InterConnect 2017

Nokia partner IBM will be holding their largest user conference, IBM InterConnect, next month, March 19-23, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort. On Wednesday, March 22. I will be presenting a talk titled, “Automating Hybrid Cloud Networking within and across Enterprise Data Centers, Branches and Clouds”, at 9:00 AM. [Update 3/6: The presentation will now be delivered by Toshal Dudhwala, Business Development Manager, Nuage Networks.]

The talk will focus on achieving seamless network au [...]

Nuage Networks making it easy to run containers on Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker

Over the last few releases, we have been enhancing our support for container networking and security policies. We described the Nuage Networks VSP 4.0 functionality in previous blog posts, and here we will go into further detail on container-related capabilities.

Containers are well on their way to adoption in production environments, not only in startups, but also in enterprises and service providers. Over the past year, container orchestration has seen a lot of innovation across different [...]

Application Aware Routing (AAR) a Key Enabler of SD-WAN and Hybrid WAN Automation

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 [...]

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