Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology provides many benefits compared with traditional approaches to building networks on private infrastructures or by building network overlays manually. Greater control and the ability to easily integrate with cloud services through application awareness, automated policy control, value added services, and zero touch secure provisioning, and other capabilities, allow operators to build more dynamic and powerful networks faster than ever before.
I have recently returned from the MEF17 event in Orlando, where Nuage Networks received several awards for its leadership in SD-WAN as well as a Proof of Concept (POC) award for demonstrating tremendous deployment flexibility across a multi-vendor environment. We often tout the flexibility and openness of our VNS solution and this POC was a great testament to that.
In this POC, Nuage Networks joined forces with Telia along with Kvantel, Cisco, OneAccess, and RAD Communications to showcase the [...]
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 [...]
As anticipated since we first announced our partnership with BT Global Services to create a next-generation cloud-based SD-WAN service, BT announced this week the launch of this service and its availability to global customers. Equipment for the new service, named Agile Connect, is currently live within the networks of several large global organizations and is now ready for volume deployment for existing and new customers. This represents an important milestone in our partnership with BT, after [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Cloud architectures allow automated, on-demand delivery of applications and services, flexibly deployed across large, cost-effective resource pools, whether on-premises or from service providers. The automation and delivery of on- demand services are driving previously unimagined business agility and a new generation of business applications and revenue opportunities. Organizations must often weigh the trade-offs of additional complexity and overhead of an on-premises private cloud, with the lim [...]
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is disrupting the networking industry as never before. SDN started as an academic exercise to separate the control plane from the data plane in networking devices but found it’s bearing as a way to automate and instantiate network state in highly scaled and dynamic datacenter/cloud environments. The use cases for SDN in the datacenter span from IaaS, PaaS and Service Chaining to Datacenter Interconnect, Hybrid cloud and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization).