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.
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
Head of Nuage Networks
Saurabh leads the team at Nuage Networks, bringing over 16 years of experience leading cross-functional engineering, product management and marketing teams focused 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.
Mahesh leads the Nuage Engineering team. He has held several leadership positions at Nokia ION throughout his 14-year tenure, most recently as the Head of India RBC for IP/Optical and previously with IP Routing R&D as Senior Director of the Routing Product Group in India. Mahesh and his team started the 7210-SAS product family in 2007, and since then the 7210-SAS has made a significant contribution to the IP Routing portfolio over the years. During his 30+ years working with Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Riverstone Networks and other companies in the telecom industry, Mahesh has had key roles in IP and Optical engineering and sales. Mahesh is based in Sunnyvale, CA.
James leads the marketing efforts of Nuage Networks from Nokia, the business unit committed to removing the networking constraints and boundaries that hinder managed cloud services.
James joined Nokia in 1999 via the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and has held General Manager, Business Development and Marketing roles covering both Vertical Market and Service Provider solutions in New Zealand and the United States. Prior to joining Nokia, James held various roles in Business Development, Technical Pre-Sales and IT networking in both Australia and New Zealand with companies including Fore, Cabletron, and Spark New Zealand.
Mike 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.
Yikai leads the product team at Nuage Networks focused on the emerging Service Edge and Managed SD-WAN solutions.
Yikai joined Nokia in 2005 via the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and has held Senior Product Management and Business Development positions in the United States and APAC with experiences in fixed access, IP networking and SDN. Yikai is based in Sunnyvale, CA.