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From the beginning

Nuage Networks from Nokia was created to solve the problem of making network resources as effortlessly consumable as IT compute and storage. We recognized the common challenges faced by enterprises who were digitally transforming their businesses and rapidly adopting the use of cloud across their core IT systems and out at their remote branches.

For them, speed of business was increasing, changes were becoming more rapid and this increased the complexity of their IT and wide area networking. With their use of multi-tenant clouds and widely spread branch locations, we structured our network automation solutions based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies, to remove the traditional networking hurdles associated with digital transformation, thus aligning the IT and wide area networking capabilities to their business needs.

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Our unique approach

From inception, we envisioned that enterprises would desire to purchase their networking as a service, and so designed the solution around a strong multi-tenanted framework that would scale with the demands of the largest Service Providers as they evolved their managed services capabilities to deliver seamless IT, branch and cloud network services with embedded security to thousands of enterprise customers.

To make this vision a reality

We introduced a Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform to deliver end to end network automation that addresses the two key markets for network virtualization and automation:

Wide area networking on your terms

Known today as SD-WAN 2.0, our multi-cloud enabled enterprise wide area networking solution is delivered by over 70 managed service providers to enterprises around the globe. Whether on-premise, or hosted in the cloud, enterprises have the flexibility to choose from a managed SD-WAN service or a DIY approach. The benefits of SD-WAN 2.0 include embedded security, enhanced visibility into the business traffic across the WAN and improved application control and performance though centralized application, security and network policies.

With our SD-WAN 2.0 solution, hundreds of enterprises spanning healthcare, finance, retail, energy, manufacturing, data analytics and many other industries and governments have benefitted from an enhanced wide area networking environment that extends their scope of control from the IT application to the user, regardless of location.

Powering the network of the Telco Cloud

The same SDN technology that powers our SD-WAN 2.0 solution is being applied to the core networks of the largest Service Providers as they move from traditional telecommunications platforms to the new virtualized network function environments required for next generation 5G and broadband services.

Nuage Networks from Nokia provides the network virtualization and automation that allows these core service platforms to scale up and scale out to meet the demands of millions of subscribers and is a fundamental part of next generation Telco cloud and telecommunications evolution.

The cloud has made us all promises. Our mission is to help you keep them.

Meet the Team

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Sunil Khandekar

Founder & CEO
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Sunil Khandekar

Founder & CEO

Sunil founded Nuage Networks in 2013 with the goal of making networking as easily consumable as cloud compute and storage, starting with SDN in the data center and expanding to the WAN with the introduction of Virtualized Network Services (VNS) in 2014. Sunil has led the Nuage Networks business through 7 years of growth, winning numerous industry awards along the way and being recognized as an innovator and leader in SDN and SD-WAN. Prior to Nuage Networks, Sunil led EMEA business development and global product management for the IP business at Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia). He was an early employee at TiMetra Networks (sold to Alcatel for $155m) and previously worked in product management and consulting engineering at Bay Networks and Nortel Networks. Sunil has co-authored and contributed to multiple IETF drafts, including VPLS and SDN, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in CIS.

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Suresh Boddapati

CTO
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Suresh Boddapati

CTO

As founding engineer of Nuage, Suresh has worn multiple hats at Nuage – software architect, developer, engineering leader and currently CTO. He has overseen the software development and evolution of the Nuage VCS and VNS products from the beginning. Suresh’s prior experience includes Director of Engineering at Juniper Networks, and engineering roles at TiMetra (acquired by Alcatel), Nortel and Fore Systems. He has a Master’s in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.

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Saurabh Sandhir

Product Management
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Saurabh Sandhir

Product Management

Saurabh Sandhir leads the Product Management team at Nuage Networks. Saurabh brings over 16 years of experience leading cross-functional engineering, product management and marketing teams focussed on networking software products. Most recently, Saurabh was Head of Technology Strategy, CTO office at Ericsson. Prior to his role at Ericsson, Saurabh held a variety of leadership roles during his 13 year tenure at Juniper Networks. He was the head of the NFV platform product line for both engineering and product management functions. Saurabh also headed the Network Programmability (Junos SDK) product line at Juniper and the development of the industry’s first network API toolkit for developers. This group was also instrumental in defining the marketing blueprint for the introduction of software products in a thus so far hardware centric industry. Saurabh played key roles in building Juniper’s SDN partner and channel programs and defining the SDN architecture/strategy leading to the acquisition of Contrail Systems.

Saurabh has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

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Lindsay Newell

Marketing
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Lindsay Newell

Marketing

Lindsay currently leads the global marketing team for Nuage Networks from Nokia. He is responsible for all marketing and communications activities, including strategy, campaigns and content as well as co-marketing with Service Providers delivering SD-WAN solutions using Nuage Networks products and technology. Lindsay has been based in Silicon Valley for the past 20 years, leading product marketing for Nortel’s Enterprise Switching business, marketing at start-up TiMetra Networks, marketing at Alcatel’s IP Division, and product marketing for the Fixed, Wireless, IP/Optical and Software/Services businesses of Alcatel-Lucent. He began his career in the UK in various roles spanning network support, technical consulting and pre-sales and holds an HND in Electronics from City of Bath Technical College in England.

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Mike Walker

Business Development
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Mike Walker

Business Development

Mike Walker heads up the Business Development team at Nuage Networks. Mike brings a passion for service excellence and growth, with over 25 years in the IT and Telecom Services industries. Most recently Mike led the Enterprise Service Management team at TELUS. Utilizing his experience in customer service and customer delivery, his team developed and rolled out a national customer experience management program, resulting in improved customer satisfaction and growth. As well, his teams were directly accountable for the implementation of the largest and most complex outsourcing contracts nationally. Prior to his role at TELUS, Mike spent 7 years with EDS where he was responsible for the revitalization of the North American Web-Hosting and Enterprise Storage service lines, along with leading Service Management for eastern Canada.

Mike is based on Ottawa, Canada, and has one daughter attending the University of Guelph

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Deepak Hegde

Engineering
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Deepak Hegde

Engineering

As head of engineering and test at Nuage, Deepak’s team is responsible for delivering the software that powers our SDN and SD-WAN solutions. Deepak previously spent 10 years in Bratislava, Slovakia, building and leading engineering teams developing 3G/4G packet core and IP routing management systems. Prior to that he developed IP edge routers at Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel and Riverstone Networks. He has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore University, India and an MS in Computer Science & Engineering from Santa Clara university.

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