SD-WAN as a technology has become extremely successful, rapidly moving to front of mind for Enterprise WAN refreshes during the past 4 years. The basic premise of SD-WAN has been in delivering lower cost, more programmable connectivity model. What SDN and NFV has been promoting over the past 7-8 years, SD-WAN has been able to percolate into many of the meaningful and tangible benefits enterprises crave including; lower cost connectivity, faster deployments and detailed visibility and analytics.
SD-WAN addresses flexibility with transport independence, enabling connections over direct internet broadband, MPLS circuits, and LTE/5G. Multiple path types can carry traffic simultaneously so that the best path is automatically selected for optimal application experience. SD-WAN with multi-cloud connectivity has allowed the enterprises to seamlessly move data and workloads from data center to branch to the public cloud. Thus, the reach of the network is from an enterprise da [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Nuage Networks has recently won Open Networking User Group (ONUG)’s “Right Stuff Innovation” award for excellence in showcasing a comprehensive Proof of Concept (PoC) for the Software-Defined Security Services (S-DSS) Working Group Initiative. This award offers further evidence of Nuage Networks ability to address real-world security issues in a hybrid multi-cloud environment.
Open Networking User Group and Software-Defined Security Services (S-DSS) Working Group Initiative
ONUG and the [...]
Many organizations, even those not typically associated with technology, are migrating to the cloud. This trend is growing because the cloud offers increased flexibility and agility. Last year, 89% of the enterprises adopted public cloud, and 71% a hybrid cloud model.
With this mass migration, organizations have more segments to manage and more potential blind spots in their networks. Organizations also need to ensure compliance and security policies are extended to public cloud workloa [...]
In today’s world of distributed denial of service (DDoS), malware, and phishing attacks, along with web application layer breaches and more, businesses are constantly facing evolving security threats. Indeed, 2016 was a defining year for security earning the title “The year of the mega breach.” Underscoring this notoriety, the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index cited more than 4 billion record leaks, more than the previous two years combined. Faced with these facts and figures, is [...]
[Note: This is part 3 of a 3-part blog post on Nuage Networks release 4.0. Part 1 | Part 2]
In this final installment of our blog series on Nuage Networks release 4.0 enhancements, we look at the data center and cloud SDN features.
Data Center SDN Enhancements in Release 4.0
Nuage Networks is a pioneer in DC SDN, having delivered one of the first DC network automation solutions back in 2012. Since then the Nuage Networks DC SDN product (called VCS or Virtual Cloud Services) has grown in f [...]