Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, announced today that CenturyLink has selected its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to provide networking functionality for CenturyLink’s Programmable Services Backbone (PSB) network architecture.
PSB is a platform for delivering dedicated services based on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to CenturyLink’s customers regardless of their location. It places applications and services close to the network edge so they can be deployed, modified and scaled rapidly as business demands change. CenturyLink was one of the first providers to use NFV to deploy virtual firewalls and content distribution networks. The company recently announced plans to deploy a range of virtualized data and voice infrastructure services.