Category: Events

Labels are the new metadata – New Docker experimental plugin

As described in this blog post, we have recently launched a preview of our integration with the RedHat OpenShift platform, bringing the power of policy-driven networking to container-based application and microservices.

One of the important aspects of the Kubernetes-based platforms – like e.g. RedHat OpenShift -- is the flexibility of using labels to describe application-level metadata. When used in conjunction with Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform, labels can be used to express [...]

OpenShift by Red Hat

Nuage Networks Announces Support for OpenShift PaaS Automation at KubeCon

At the leading Kubernetes and container networking conference, KubeCon 2016, in London this week, Nuage Networks is demonstrating support for OpenShift, the PaaS automation solution for container deployments from Red Hat.

At KubeCon, the Spotlight is on Container Networking

Modern cloud applications are increasingly being developed using lightweight, modular container formats for server virtualization as opposed to traditional virtual machines. To facilitate the automation, monitoring and [...]

Give a little, and Git a lot!

Yesterday, as part of Tech Field Day NFD10, we announced a new community project to allow developers and our customers to customize the Nuage Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) to their environments. Through this github collaboration, custom scripts for network automation, control or visibility can be developed and shared by our customer community.

Through the vspk (Nuage VSP SDK), Nuage users can

Download the latest & most useful tools to make their Nuage experience as smooth as [...]

Docker and Ironic: A Match Made in Heaven

Docker and Containers are taking the application development world by storm, but with all of their benefits there are some limitations and challenges. One key challenge is security between containers, especially when those containers are in different security zones. The early adopters of containers at scale (e.g. Google, Twitter, Apple) have fairly consistent security requirements across their applications. In areas like Financial Services and Medical Records, companies have widely different sec [...]

Don’t Shortchange the Overlay Optimistic – Takeaways from ONUG

Whether you’re overlay optimistic or overlay pessimistic about the way datacenter networks are going to evolve, there was a lot of proof in the virtual pudding at the recently concluded Open Networking User Group (ONUG) meeting in the Big Apple. The Overlay Working Group had issued their 2015 testplan challenge, and the results of their testing were published & discussed last week.

Admittedly and firmly among the Overlay optimistic, I see clearly now the leading indicators for a real sh [...]

Hello World: Introducing OpenStack DevOps Cloud Reference Architecture

Nuage Networks first shipped Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) in 2013.  Since then, VSP has been operational in some of the largest data centers around the world, making the cloud “real” by making the network as accessible and fungible as the compute side of the house.

OpenStack powers the cloud orchestration layer in most of our installations.  And, to meet our customers’ networking needs, we have been busy building a partner ecosystem.  Among other functionality, we have deploy [...]

We Can See Clearly Now

Imagine driving on a humid rainy day with the windows of your car fogging repeatedly. When time and safety are of the essence, this quickly becomes more than a nuisance. Especially in situations of busy traffic and rapidly changing road conditions, visibility is critical.

A leading indicator of the real adoption of private clouds by demanding enterprises is that the same observation is being made. Safely and productively expanding private cloud deployments often means breaking through an oper [...]

Nuage Networks at Connect Melbourne

Getting Connected in Melbourne

Last week I attended Australia’s largest technology expo in Melbourne Australia. The show was called Connect Expo and it brought eleven diverse technology areas under the same roof. Attendees could listen to world experts on such topics as cloud, big data, future health, connected education, digital marketing and UAV/drones…well I did say diverse… and I can vouch that if you put a drone the size of a car in a booth you generate a lot of foot traffic.

Nuage Networks supported the event w [...]

Adding mobility to your cloud

I have just returned from presenting at the China SDN/NFV conference for the second time. In 2013, I remember explaining Software Defined Networking (SDN) and what it meant for the future of our industry. Two years later, my subject is very advanced which in many ways reflects the speed at which our customers have accepted & deployed this technology.

This year’s talk focused on workloads mobility and how they can dynamically consume network resources regardless of their location (or bor [...]

A Case for CloudStack – Enterprise-hardened Stack is Now Public Cloud Ready

Here at Nuage Networks, our philosophy is to enable Enterprises and Service Providers to build clouds without being limited by the network. So, we are proud to support Apache CloudStackTM and are, as far as I’ve seen, the only major Software Defined Networking (SDN) vendor with full support to date.

To summarize the official CloudStack history page, the original code base was contributed by Citrix. As a result, multiple customers and partners have attested that the code is well-suited to En [...]

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